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Are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

Are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

Yes if new: Some people have a slightly yellowish tint to the whites of their eyes but this is constant and life long. If you have newly acquired yellowing it is almost always due to liver dysfunction with the accumulation of bilirubin in the tissues including the whites of the eyes. Your gastroenterologist should be consulted as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Are yellow eyes always a sign of liver?

Are yellow eyes always a sign of liver?

No: Jaundice (yellow eyes) is most commonly associated with liver disease but can be seen with other disease as well. The most common in adults would be hemolysis. ...Read more

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My family say that I shouldn't visit a doctor for mild yellow eyes they believe liver problems have no medication only watching diet. are they right?

My family say that I shouldn't visit a doctor for mild yellow eyes  they believe liver problems have no medication only watching diet. are they right?

No, see doctor: Jaundice and liver irritation can be caused by many things including medications and very serious liver infections. You need to see a physician to get a correct diagnosis and possible treatment. Minocycline can cause liver irritation and if you are taking this regularly you would need to discontinue it and see your physician, ...Read more

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What liver disease causes yellow eyes?

What liver disease causes yellow eyes?

Many: Almost any liver issue can ultimately include jaundice or yellow eyes. This would include biliary obstruction, hepatitis, and cirrhosis to name a few broad areas. ...Read more

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Bilrubin total 2.6- conjugated 1.1 and un-conjugated 1.5......Only yellow eyes but no other issues. Same report of liver since most of years.What to d?

Bilrubin total 2.6- conjugated 1.1 and un-conjugated 1.5......Only yellow eyes but no other issues. Same report of liver since most of years.What to d?

Consider a consult: I suspect you have dubin-johnson or something similar and can leave it alone, especially if you feel well and have normal transaminases (sgot / sgpt). ...Read more

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I have yellow rings around my mouth and hands/feet are yellow (eyes aren't and liver enzymes normal) what could this be?

I have yellow rings around my mouth and hands/feet are yellow (eyes aren't and liver enzymes normal) what could this be?

Carotenemia: Infants who take an excessive amount of so called "yellow vegetables" such as sweet potato, carrot, and tomato develop yellow stain over their palms, soles, and face especially around the nose. Harmless! ...Read more

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My family member lives in Africa and she has had yellow eyes for a long time could liver dis. Or jaundice be a possibility. Any eye drop recommended?

My family member lives in Africa and she has had yellow eyes for a long time could liver dis. Or jaundice be a possibility. Any eye drop recommended?

Yes.No: Yes, liver disease causes scleral icterus, or yellow eye. They should have their liver enzymes and billirubin checked. There are no drops that will get rid of the yellow tint. ...Read more

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What condition could result in kidney problems with yellow eyes?

What condition could result in kidney problems with yellow eyes?

Many, such as TTP.: There are many causes for both kidney problems and for jaundice, which appears as yellowing of the eyes. One more rare entity that can cause both is a condition called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or ttp. Here, jaundice is caused by the destruction of red blood cells, and often occurs with kidney dysfunction. A more severe form is called hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Yellow Eyes (Definition)

Yellow eyes may be noticed in people with jaundice, which is an increased level of ...Read more