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Can yellow eyes and dark urine be a sign of jaundice?

Can yellow eyes and dark urine be a sign of jaundice?

Yes: Certainly the presence of yellow eyes and dark urine are suggestive, but not diagnostic of, jaundice. Anyone having these findings should quickly seek medical evaluation to identify the possible causes. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Yellow in the white of the eyes and dark urine. Is this jaundice or hepatitis?

Yellow in the white of the eyes and dark urine. Is this jaundice or hepatitis?

YES: The symptoms you describe are consistant with a liver disease such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, biliary obstruction or cholangitis. Stop drinking alcohol and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Hep A. I have no yellow eyes or dark urine. If I take the Havrix shot, will it get rid of it?

I have been diagnosed with Hep A. I have no yellow eyes or dark urine. If I take the Havrix shot, will it get rid of it?

Misunderstanding?: Havrix is a vaccine to prevent hepatitis A. It does nothing for an infection you already have. If your hepatitis A is confirmed, I don't understand why your doctor has recommended the vaccine. Even without it, after you recover you will be immune to new hep A infections. Confirm the diagnosis and need for Havrix with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am i right?

I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am i right?

Jaundiced?: His/her symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. This can be serious, may worsen, & deserves urgent physical examination & lab testing. Please get him/her to see a doctor or to present to the emergency room. And absolutely no alcohol. Yes, you're right on the money! ...Read more

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Hi doctors if a person was jaundice would it be hard to tell or easy because im not sure how yellow eyes have to be?

Hi doctors if a person was jaundice would it be hard to tell or easy because im not sure how yellow eyes have to be?

Can be subtle: It can be subtle. Darker-skinned people can have a natural yellowish-tinge to the sclera ("whites") of their eyes which may be normal, but if there is a change from a persons usual skin tone or eye color and it becomes more yellow, that would be a reason to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Yellow eyes and yellow skin, belly pain, nausea--what is happening?

Yellow eyes and yellow skin, belly pain, nausea--what is happening?

Serious condition : You need to see your doctor asap it may be hepatitis a, b, c, gall bladder disease like stones and/or infection panreatitis or cancer of pancreas stomach cancer with liver metastasis cancer of liver, primary or metastatic you need a physical exam and history, blood and urine test, imaging of abdomen like ultrasound and cat scan of abdomen to make the diagnosis and treatment commonest cause is gall blad. ...Read more

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Does having yellow eyes or skin mean you have jaundice?

Most likely: These findings require medical evaluation, though other things can cause it need to rule out jaundice with some simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Can there be a reason besides jaundice for yellow eyes?

Can there be a reason besides jaundice for yellow eyes?

Yes: The yellow color that is on the sclera (white part) near the iris (colored part) is a normal aging growth called a pinguecula. ...Read more

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I am fit but very weak. Suffered from jaundice 6-7 years before but yellow eyes never left. How do I make eyes white? Can i join gym? Milk thistle?

I am fit but very weak. Suffered from jaundice 6-7 years before but yellow eyes never left. How do I make eyes white? Can i join gym? Milk thistle?

Chronic liver: You sound like you may be having a chronic liver or gallbladder problem. You need further evaluation by at least your primary care doctor first. No amount of topical materials will affect this color. ...Read more

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Is yellow eyes a result of jaundice or pyridine?

Is yellow eyes a result of jaundice or pyridine?

It could be. : "yellow eyes" comes from increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. It can subsequently causes staining in the conjunctiva and skin. Bilirubin comes from breakdown of red blood cells in the spleen which are removed via the liver. Since exposure to pyridine can cause liver damage, if there is enough exposure, it may be possible that bilirubin levels may increase. ...Read more

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No jaundice but yellow eyes. Any cure please? I am 21 and yellow eyes are embrassing.

No jaundice but yellow eyes. Any cure please? I am 21 and yellow eyes are embrassing.

Go to the Doctor: You need to find out why your eyes are yellow. There are several very significant possibilities. The doctor must do some testing. ...Read more

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My family member lives in Africa and she has had yellow eyes for a long time could liver dis. Or jaundice be a possibility. Any eye drop recommended?

My family member lives in Africa and she has had yellow eyes for a long time could liver dis. Or jaundice be a possibility. Any eye drop recommended?

Yes.No: Yes, liver disease causes scleral icterus, or yellow eye. They should have their liver enzymes and billirubin checked. There are no drops that will get rid of the yellow tint. ...Read more

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Hurting in between the ribs hurts to breathe yellow eyes and yellow skin hurting in between rib like gas sick stomach yellow tint in eyes and skin

Hurting in between the ribs hurts to breathe yellow eyes and yellow skin hurting in between rib like gas sick stomach yellow tint in eyes and skin

Hello. : Hello. You sound ill. The yellowing of your skin and eyes is called jaundice. You may have a problem with your liver. It is very important that you get medically evaluated. Don't put this off. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

Liver issues: Please make an appointment with your physician for evaluation of liver function and screening for hepatitis and and an ultrasound to rule out liver and gallbladder disease.. Serious symptoms which require examination and testing. ...Read more

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Please help! - yellow eyes, nausea, dark urine and headache.?

ER: You need to be evaluated immediately as you may be having a liver or biliary problem. ...Read more

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Intermittent upper abdomen pain, yellow stool, dark urine, and slightly yellow eyes for 6 weeks. Ultrasound showed kidney inflammation, ct was normal?

Intermittent upper abdomen pain, yellow stool, dark urine, and slightly yellow eyes for 6 weeks. Ultrasound showed kidney inflammation, ct was normal?

Consultation advised: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosing medical illnesses. Did you have blood tests, and if so what were the results? Need to know more about the pain: how long have you had it.? How long does it last each time? What is your medical history? To read about jaundice: http://bit.ly/1rPqDdp Consider an online consultation with a Health Tap physician. ...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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Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion. Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine. Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc. We should all strive for crystal clear urine. ...Read more