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Causes And Symptoms Of Jaundice
One of the following: High bilirubin is what causes jaundice. Increased red cell destruction(from hemolytic anemia) makes you feel week and tired. Liver disease like hepatitis or bile obstruction due to stone or tumor can cause jaundice. Most pateints with liver disease feel weak, have loss of appetite and nausea. Pain in the right side of the abdoemn is common in such patients painless jaundice can also occur sometime. ...Read more
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
Jaundice is one of the symptoms of galactosaemia but what happens in galactosaemia that actually causes it?
Galactose liver toxi: Because in galactosemia there is bodys ability to metabolise galactose due to deficiency of liver enzymes needed for that.It causes accumulation of galactose in the body and it damages the liver and that is the cause of jaundice.If not corrected by lactose(breaks down in body into galactose&glucose) free diet.Lactose is the sugar in human and cows milk.So these babies are given soybean milk etc. ...Read more
Yellow skin: Most common cause of jaundice is physiologic , which usually causes yellowish discoloration of skin and eyes and usually mild. Newborn jaundice caused due to reasons like blood type mismatch between mother and baby, congenital abnormalities of liver or biliary tract, congenital or acquired infections in newborn or bleeding beneath scalp can also poor feeding , tiredness and lead to kernicterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have symptoms of jaundice,constipation,nausea,tiredness, sharp pain in stomach,what could be some possible causes?
See doctor: U really need to be seen! Anytime jaundice is present the gallbladder, bile ducts can be affected which can also anger u'r liver and even pancreas, or your red blood cells are being destroyed in blood vessels which will release free bile and cause the jaundice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause these symptoms:
pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid in mouth, and more urination than usual?
Jaundice?: Pale stool, yellow skin, & dark-colored urination suggests biliary obstruction--due perhaps to a gallstone in bile duct &/or from pancreatic inflammation. Consider significant liver disease (viral, familial, medication or alcohol-related, budd-chiari etc). Regardless of cause, please don't wait longer to get now a formal physical exam, appropriate lab studies, & if necessary medication or surgery. ...Read more
Yellow skin: After the newborn period, jaundice (a yellow tint to the skin and eyes) may indicate a problem with the liver or red blood cells. Jaundice in newborns is very common but may still need to be monitored. Most newborns have a blood test done at 24 hours old to assess their risk of jaundice. If you think your baby looks a little more yellow lately, check with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breakdown of cells: Jaundice is caused by collection of bilirubin in the skin and conjunctivae. Bilirubin is the breakdown product of red blood cells. An excess of bilirubin may be caused by excessive breakdown of rbc, inability of the liver to either pick up, metabolize or appropriately excrete the bilirubin. There may also be obstruction to the flow of bile from the liver. ...Read more
It depends: Jaundice is a symptom of liver disease or hemolysis. Depending on the cause of the jaundice (assuming it is liver disease), associated symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, weight loss, fever, pale grey stools, dark urine, and diffuse itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver dysfunction : One function of your liver is to metabolize bilirubin (through a conjugation reaction) into water soluble product that can be excreted by your kidneys. What causes liver dysfunction? Alcohol, many medications (including tylenol and statins), sugars, especially fructose and high fructose corn syrup. The build up of bilirubin causes you to look yellow esp in the white of eyes, skin, under tongue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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