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Can I Catch Jaundice From Someone Else
Jaundice is also known as Yellow Eyes And Skin. 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
Liver function test: Many medications and substances can cause liver damage. Liver function tests are used to detect liver damage so that further damage can be prevented. ...Read more
How bad is level 10 jaundice (does the 'level' thing indicate bilburin levels or something else?? ) in 21 year old?
I have been diagnosed with iron deficit anemia. I also am jaundice. Do the two go together or does the jaundice relate to something else?
Complex: Its a very complex question. They can exist together because of a disease process, but simple answer is that they donot " go together" ...Read more
Jaundice not usual: Jaundice is not usually a sign of PA. PA causes a severe anemia with large red blood cells and may be associated with neurologic symptoms and stomach problems. Sometimes the pallor of severe anemia is confused with jaundice, but can be distinguished by measuring serum bilirubin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bilirubin is kept low by the liver. I assume cmp refers to a "complete metabolic profile", which is different depending on the lab company performing the test. This may only include electrolytes and not other enzymes more specific to the liver. Chronic liver failure may show many normal values, but bilirubin still will be elevated. There are other causes of jaundice that are not liver failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has been an alcoholic for 28 years, and their eyes are pale yellow, could this be jaundice?
Find the cause: Jaundice is due to accumulation of bilirubin that turns the skin/ conjunctiva yellow, it can be due to excessive breakdown of red blood cells ( sickle cell anemia), liver disease, blockage of the bile ducts, pancreatic disease, gall bladder disease etc..., treating the cause will lower the excess bilirubin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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