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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. Gary Pess
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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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Can yellow eyes and skin be a symptom of alcoholic hepatitis?

Can yellow eyes and skin be a symptom of alcoholic hepatitis?

Yes: If the white areas of the eyes are yellow or the skin is yellow, you need to urgently see a gastroenterologist. You may have hepatitis, alcoholic or otherwise, or something even worse. ...Read more

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What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?

What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?

"Yellowish" eyes: or "muddy sclerae" can be completely normal (genetic) Yellow eyes (lemon scalerae can be due to overuse of carotene (as in carrots), Renal failure can yellow the sclerae Google it for more! BTW Dry eyes may be due to a disease ...and may respond to eye medication! See your opthamologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Are red eyes a possible sign of pneumonia?

Are red eyes a possible sign of pneumonia?

Well not usually: But if you have lack of sleep because you are coughing maybe that is cause eye redness. ...Read more

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Can yellow eyes and dark urine be a sign of jaundice?

Can yellow eyes and dark urine be a sign of jaundice?

Yes: Certainly the presence of yellow eyes and dark urine are suggestive, but not diagnostic of, jaundice. Anyone having these findings should quickly seek medical evaluation to identify the possible causes. ...Read more

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Yellow skin around my mouth, are these symptoms of a bad liver?

Yellow skin around my mouth, are these symptoms of a bad liver?

YELLOW SKIN MOUTH: I DO NOT THINK IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR LIVER. AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN AFFECTING YOU. IF IT PERSISTS, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes seem to be a light brown/yellow in colour, bloodshot too. What could this mean? No yellow pigmentation of skin or pain however

The whites of my eyes seem to be a light brown/yellow in colour, bloodshot too. What could this mean? No yellow pigmentation of skin or pain however

Maybe normal: This may be what we call normal or physiologic. Pigmentation depends on a lot of different things. Sometimes we see yellow of the eyes in people who have liver problems. I'm uncertain this is what your problem is. You can discuss this with your physician . ...Read more

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What disease is it that some have lots of black moles all over their faces and necks? Is that a skin disorder or liver issue?

Seborrheic keratosis: Some patients have a condition called seborrheic keratosis in which multiple brown or black waxy bumps are found on the face, neck and body. A dermatologist can make the diagnosis and offer treatment if needed. ...Read more

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The tips of my fingernails are yellow is this a fungal infection or jaundice? The whites of my eyes are normal so I don't know?

The tips of my fingernails are yellow is this a fungal infection or jaundice? The whites of my eyes are normal so I don't know?

Yellow nails: The tips of the nails can discolor as they get older simply as a matter of aging, jaundice has to do with your skin, which are active and living, dividing cells. The ends of the nails are no longer live cells, where you skin, for the most part is still alive and dividing cells... ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause liver issues as like slight yellowing of the eyes very light. Or pain near or on the liver? Pls help a little worried.

Can endometriosis cause liver issues as like slight yellowing of the eyes very light. Or pain near or on the liver? Pls help a little worried.

Not Jaundice: If you are having yellowish discoloration of skin and eye; get examined. It can be from Alcohol, medicine like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) viral infection etc. not from Endimetriosis ...Read more

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Are itchy eyes a sign of pregnancy?

Are itchy eyes a sign of pregnancy?

Dry eyes : Hormonal changes can cause dry eye symptoms, not itching, that is related to allergies. ...Read more

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What are the health problems that can be associated with yellow tongue?

What are the health problems that  can be associated with yellow tongue?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a damaged retina? Can change in quality of vision and colors be a symptom ? Like things all of a sudden seem darker &then lighter

What are symptoms of a damaged retina? Can change in quality of vision and colors be a symptom ? Like things all of a sudden seem darker &then lighter

Yes: Retinal injury or disease can cause visual disturbances. Other disorders can also cause these same symptoms. Go see your doctor as soon as possible because quicker treatment will give better results and possibly save your eyesight. ...Read more

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Is swollen eye a sign of some disease?

Is swollen eye a sign of some disease?

Probably: Swellen tissues around the eye including the eyelids are usually indicative of allergic inflammation, infection and referred swelling sometimes from an adjacent sinus. Rarely it could arise from thyroid disease or a tumor. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that somebody could have red eyes? Other than lack of sleep?

Red eyes: The most commonest cause would be a dry eye syndrome and can be managed by appropriate wetting agents. ...Read more

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I'm extremely pain-tolerant. Are these any signs of a blood clot or something of the sort?

I'm extremely pain-tolerant. Are these any signs of a blood clot or something of the sort?

Swelling: Swelling, redness & leg discomfort in your calf or leg could be other signs or symptoms. But if any is present ask for an evaluation. Better to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can floaters alone be a sign of eye lymphoma? Are there any other symptom the absence of which guarantee that i don't have lymphoma?

Can floaters alone be a sign of eye lymphoma? Are there any other symptom the absence of which guarantee that i don't have lymphoma?

Tough question: Floaters are a "normal" event in most. Yes, lymphoma in the vitreous can present as floaters, but even then, it still needs a pathology diagnosis (biopsy). If there is a history of lymphoma, and now at 21 you have floaters, see a retinal specialist for further evaluation. ...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


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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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