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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Cholestatic Jaundice (Overview)

Cholestatic jaundice is where a person's skin takes on a yellow hue due to bile backing up in the liver and entering the blood. This can happen if the normal bile outflow is blocked near the gallbladder, which causes the bile to back up into the liver.


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What are the long-term effects of cholestatic jaundice?

What are the long-term effects of cholestatic jaundice?

Several: They depend on cause and age of patient. In preterm infants, it is frequently from prolonged use of TPN and late start of feeds. Majority resolve. In some cases it can cause gall bladder sludge, gall stones or inflammation/infection of the plumbing system of the liver (cholangitis). In extreme cases, these patients can develop cirrhosis and chronic liver failure and may need liver transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
19 doctors shared insights

Cholestatic Jaundice (Overview)

Cholestatic jaundice is where a person's skin takes on a yellow hue due to bile backing up in the liver and entering the blood. This can happen if the normal bile outflow is blocked near the gallbladder, which causes the bile to back up into the liver.


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What are the long-term effects of cholestatic jaundice?

Several: They depend on cause and age of patient. In preterm infants, it is frequently from prolonged use of TPN and late start of feeds. Majority resolve. In some cases it can cause gall bladder sludge, gall stones or inflammation/infection of the plumbing system of the liver (cholangitis). In extreme cases, these patients can develop cirrhosis and chronic liver failure and may need liver transplant. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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I need medical advice for jaundice?

Need more info..: Jaundice is just a symptom with many possible causes...infection, medications, metabolic problems, even cancer. We need more information to advise you. ...Read more

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What is the diet for me with jaundice?

What is the diet for me with jaundice?

Depends.: This depends on the cause of the jaundice. In any case you should be seeing your doctor about this. I can bet you should not be drinking alcohol or taking acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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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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If you have jaundice what does that mean?

If you have jaundice what does that mean?

Usually is means ur: Liver is in trouble, either it cannot drain due to obstruction of a duct, or it cannot make the bilirubin pigment enter the cell or be converted to a soluble form. Excess destruction of red cells is another issue (hemolysis). Liver function and biliary drainage ducts are the places to look. ...Read more

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What is the role of herbs in treating jaundice?

Depends on cause: Jaundice is a symptom, not an illness, so the treatment depends on the cause. However, many different herbs can be useful in the treatment of jaundice. Work with your md to find the cause & work with a holistic md, naturopath &/or acupuncturist for guidance in choosing the herbs most appropriate for the cause. See http://www.Herbs2000.Com/disorders/jaundice.Htm for an overview of herbs & jaundice. ...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


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