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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


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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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My baby got jaundice on fifth day of birth at 22.5mg/dl now 3 month 4.3mg/dl with abnormal liver index high direct and total bili but yellow stool.

My baby got jaundice on fifth day of birth at 22.5mg/dl
now 3 month 4.3mg/dl with abnormal liver index
high direct and total bili but yellow stool.

Your baby needs help: I am sure that your baby has been under care of a pediatrician because of the exceptionally high bilirubin, particularly the direct portion. The direct high bilirubin indicates problems with passing bilirubin thru the liver, gall bladder, and bile duct to the intestine. Accumulation of high amount of direct bilirubin may cause permanent liver damage, and thus it is important to find the cause. ...Read more

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I have a week old baby & the white part of his eyes have a yellow tinge but his pediatrician said he didn't have jaundice could this still be jaundice?

I have a week old baby & the white part of his eyes have a yellow tinge but his pediatrician said he didn't have jaundice could this still be jaundice?

Yes.: Mild jaundice may be difficult to see, but almost all 1 week old babies have bilirubin higher than the adult normal levels. This is not a concern; jaundice severe enough to cause problems is obvious from across the room. ...Read more

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Why do I get yellow skin after drinking?

Why do I get yellow skin after drinking?

Yellow skin: This is most likely jaundice due to liver toxicity (hepatitis or cirrhosis) due to increase bilirubin in the blood since the damaged liver cells cannot break it down. ...Read more

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What type of jaundice is yellow jaundice?

Terminology: Basically same finding. Yellow jaundice is a lay term. ...Read more

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Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

?bruise: This may be the secondary result of a resolving bruise but a cat bite is a potentially serious and complicated wound and should be under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about jaundice(yellow)?

Bile in the blood: Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, indicates that there is a problem with the liver or bile duct so that bile (a green-brown color) gets into the blood stream causing the color in the skin. ...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