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Can I catch jaundice from someone else?

Can I catch jaundice from someone else?

No: You can catch hepatitis from somebody else. Hepatitis can lead to jaundice, but you can't directly catch jaundice from somebody else. ...Read more

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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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Why are liver function tests used when on medications? To catch possible jaundice early?

Why are liver function tests used when on medications? To catch possible jaundice early?

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

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What conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

What conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

Liver or bile diseas: Liver disease, biliary disease, or blood disease can cause a person to develop yellow or jaundiced skin. ...Read more

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How bad is level 10 jaundice (does the 'level' thing indicate bilburin levels or something else?? ) in 21 year old?

How bad is level 10 jaundice (does the 'level' thing indicate bilburin levels or something else?? ) in 21 year old?

Bilirubin: The level 10 does represent your bilirubin level. It suggests there is some problem with your liver. Your doctor will have to investigate further what that it depending on your signs and symptoms. Good Luck and keep us updated. ...Read more

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I have jaundice?

I have jaundice?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to check your liver function and hepatitis. ...Read more

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What is jaundice?

What is jaundice?

Don't hide, get help: Jaundice in the setting of chronic liver disease is serious stuff. Either there has been an acute insult to an already compromised liver, or liver failure is progressing. Cholestasis associated with jaundice may mean a blocked bile duct, altered blood flow to ;/or away from the liver, or worsening liver disease. Sometimes, jaundice is due to relatively benign conditions like gilbert's syndrome. ...Read more

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What is jaundice?

What is jaundice?

Buildup of bilirubin: Bilirubin is a bile pigment produced by the body. Excess accumulation in the body turns the eyes and skin yellow - jaundice. This can be due to either increased production ( certain anemias, newborn jaundice, inherited metabolism defects), or failure of elimination ( bile duct blockage, liver disease). ...Read more

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What is white jaundice?

What is white jaundice?

Jaundice: Jaundice occurs due to build-up of bilirubin which turns skin yellow. Can happen from biliary problem (liver, gall bladder, pancreas disease) or bursting red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). Sometimes, first sign of jaundice is scleral icterus (yellowing of whites of eyes). I imagine that is what is referred to as "white jaundice" which, to my knowledge, is not an official medical term. ...Read more

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Is jaundice communicable?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. For example, viral hepatitis is communicable while alcoholic hepatitis is not. ...Read more

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How noticeable is jaundice ?

Depends: Less so with lower level and easier as levels increase. ...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