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Can being jaundice as a baby have any effect on you later?

Can being jaundice as a baby have any effect on you later?

Shouldn't be: All of us have physiologic jaundice as babies to some degree.Spontaneously resolved by seven days without intervention considering no other risk factors involved. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Can being jaundice as a baby affect your permanent skin color ?

Can being jaundice as a baby affect your permanent skin color ?

No: Jaundice will not cause changes to skin color. Jaundice is cause by too much bilirubin in the blood. Skin color is determined by pigments (melanin) made by skin cells. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to cure jaundice in newborn baby?

Please tell me how long it takes for to cure jaundice in newborn baby?

Neonatal Jaundice: Up to 60-65% newborns get mild jaundice, called 'physiological jaundice"; starts on day-3, resolves by 7-10 days, as long as the baby is feeding & pooping well. Many other causes- e.g. Poor feeding, blood group incompetibilities, perinatal infections, hepatitis etc. Breast milk jaundice: after 2nd week bc of a hormone in mother milk. Treatment: stop breastfeeding for 24-48 hours & restart. ...Read more

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What to do if i suffer from anxiety, so i'm always thinking. But can having jaundice as a baby, cause health problems in the future?

What to do if i suffer from anxiety, so i'm always thinking. But can having jaundice as a baby, cause health problems in the future?

It sounds like you: Have 2 questions. 1 what to do about your anxiety ; 2 can jaundice as a baby cause problems in the future. For anxiety seek help from a psychologist. As far as i know, most infants that have jaundice recover fully with no future health problems, but ask your pediatrician. Books like dr. Spock's book on parenting ; what to expect when you have a child, may help ally your anxiety, too. ...Read more

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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old had jaundice as a baby.His eyes are yellow and he wheezes.Should i be concerned about his eyes?

My 8 yr old had jaundice as a baby.His eyes are yellow and he wheezes.Should i be concerned about his eyes?

Yes: Jaundice as a baby is unlikely to have anything to do with his "yellow eyes" today. He needs to be seen by his physician & evaluated for several illnesses that can produce this finding.It could be as minimal as a hereditary defect in transfer of bilirubin metabolites through the liver or a sign of liver disease. I can't put the wheezing together with the jaundice but both should be assessed. ...Read more

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10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?

10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?

Effect of jaundice?: Abnormally high bilirubin in this age group can cause the kind of symptoms described, due to the effect of bilirubin on brain function. An urgent assessment of your baby is imperative, for confirmation and for intervention. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Yellow skin may be seen in jaundice, which is an increased level of bilirubin in the blood, generally caused by liver disease, gall bladder ...Read more