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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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Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Treatment for adult with  bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Stop Alcohol/nutriti: There is no way to predict how high the bilirubin can go, it may go higher if you keep drinking first step is to stop drinkin second is proper nutrition naltrexone or acamprostate may be prescribed in some cases in late stage with cirrhosis liver transplant nothing will work if one keeps drinking, will lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in time. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for an adult having bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

What is a good treatment for an adult having bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Medical first: Recommend detoxification & stabilization of your medical condition. Do you have an addiction medicine specialist treating you? Alcoholics anonymous is a 12 step program that is the back bone for sobriety programs for most. Inpatient rehabiltation programs can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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With end stage alcoholic cirrhosis & severe ascites, jaundice,low O2 & severe hemrroids how long approximately does my mom have?

With end stage alcoholic cirrhosis & severe ascites, jaundice,low O2 & severe hemrroids how long approximately does my mom have?

Depends: what's her MELD score? how high is her bilirubin? how old is she - still considered a transplant candidate? it can be months or quite a few years - need more information (and remember, everything for us is a statistical average, anyway..) ...Read more

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High level liver enzymes jaundice in the eyes and coughing up small amounts of blood with mucas neg to hepatitis a b & c non alcoholic 36 yo male?

High level liver enzymes jaundice in the eyes and coughing up small amounts of blood with mucas neg to hepatitis a b & c non alcoholic 36 yo male?

Many Things: This is serious and you should have further evaluation. Other causes of elevated liver enzymes and jaundice are drugs (antibiotics, herbal products, etc), genetic liver diseases, autoimmune liver diseases, and other viral infections besides abc (like mono). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait to begin drinking after having mild jaundice?

Can you tell me how long to wait to begin drinking after having mild jaundice?

Several weeks: If your jaundice is from alcohol use, you are probably better off being sober for ever. Otherwise, please talk to your provider and get bloodwork to document normal liver tests. ...Read more

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My baby has mild jaundice is that a bad thing she is 2 weeks old?

My baby has mild jaundice is that a bad thing she is 2 weeks old?

Not to worry: It should be resolved by now unless you have a premie or breast feeding. As long as baby is taking good amount of formula or breast milk , voiding and stooling, active alert , playful, jaundice should resolve in due time . If concern , see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My newborn has mild case of jaundice it's starting to clear up. What are symptoms of jaundice and can she still have side effects how long doesitlast?

My newborn has mild case of jaundice it's starting to clear up.  What are symptoms of jaundice and can she still have side effects how long doesitlast?

See below: A typical newborn born at full term develops a mild jaundice (yellow staining of skin and eyes) which peaks at 3rd day of life and fades away by 7th day. Mild jaundice of this type does not result in any harm. Should her jaundice takes a protracted course or gets worse in degree, underlying cause(s) should be sought. ...Read more

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Hi I am a born male age 32. Born with g6pd, mild. Have not had any complications of jaundice etc. A smoker. Can i take diane25 pills as i'm a transgdr?

Hi I am a born male age 32. Born with g6pd, mild. Have not had any complications of jaundice etc. A smoker. Can i take diane25 pills as i'm a transgdr?

Transgender: Sorry you have been waiting so long for a response. I can't comment on what medications you can or can not take. Please see the doc who helped you w/transgender or an endocrinologist. You are probably aware that smoking is dangerous. Please consider stopping. Check around for local support groups for help w/that. Peace and good health. ...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


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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