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A 33-year-old female asked:

Typically, where does jaundice first appear as a result of liver disease? thanks.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Sclera: The white of the eye is usually the first place jaundice becomes visible, especially when viewed in natural day light.

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If you have liver disease will jaundice always appear?

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No: Usually only very late liver disease, when liver failure has developed, jaundice will develop. There are exceptions however, as some temporary marked hepatitis conditions will have transient jaundice that will resolve spontaneously.

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