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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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Can a person still have jaundice or something causing jaundice even if bilirubin blood test came back normal?

Can a person still have jaundice or something causing jaundice even if bilirubin blood test came back normal?

No: Jaundice is due to elevated bilirubin. If you are still yellow, it is not jaundice. Do you eat lot of carrots or other yellow veggies . Absence of yellow pigment in the sclerae & oral cavities distinguishes carotenemia from jaundice. Diabetes, hypothyroidism and kiney diseases maybe associated with carotenemia but not caused by carotene ingestion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood test for jaundice?

What is the definition or description of: blood test for jaundice?

Increased bilirubin: Jaundice is a layman's term for elevated bilirubin in the blood, often visible as a yellow color in the eyes and skin. Bilirubin is a break down product of hemoglobin, done in the liver, so it often indicates liver problems. There are many causes of elev bilirubin, so blood tests are helpful to differentiate between these many causes. ...Read more

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Tumour in the liver, blood test shows infection and jaundice. What diseases shows these symtomps.

Tumour in the liver, blood test shows infection and jaundice. What     diseases shows these symtomps.

Get full diagnosis: Under the general laws of humankind and medicine, your physician has a duty to inform you of exactly what kind of tumor is present in your liver, what the likely outcome is, and what treatment options are available with what to expect from each. We cannot do that here but we are concerned for you. Exercise your rights as a person and get the truth from the physician who told you this. ...Read more

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Does a bilirubin blood test detect all reasons for jaundice or just some medical conditions? What would be the best test to to take for jaundice?

Definition: Jaundice is defined to be a high total bilirubin in the blood. The cause must be determined from additional information, starting with fractionation to direct (conjugated) and indirect (unconjugated). ...Read more

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Can a person still have jaundice or something causing jaundice even if bilirubin blood test came back normal?

No: Jaundice is due to elevated bilirubin. If you are still yellow, it is not jaundice. Do you eat lot of carrots or other yellow veggies . Absence of yellow pigment in the sclerae & oral cavities distinguishes carotenemia from jaundice. Diabetes, hypothyroidism and kiney diseases maybe associated with carotenemia but not caused by carotene ingestion. ...Read more

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My newborn baby have jaundice and his blood test is 250.. What is the borderline for him?

My newborn baby have jaundice and his blood test is 250.. What is the borderline for him?

Depends on factors.: This level needs to be monitored by your physician. High risk factors in a jaundiced infant include: *clinical jaundice first 24 hours *jaundice in the < 37 week gestation infant *male, oriental, family history of neonatal jaundice. 260 mmoles/l or greater is usually the number to consider phototherapy. Ensure weight is not substantially decreased from birth/feeding progressing. ...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