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Gall bladder functioning at 15%! I have frequent attacks & chronic jaundice. Doc doesn't seem too worried. Any options besides surgery?

Gall bladder functioning at 15%! I have frequent attacks & chronic jaundice. Doc doesn't seem too worried. Any options besides surgery?

Need good diagnosis: Poorly functioning gallbladders don't always cause pain. Very tiny stones can be missed by ultrasound, and are frequently seen in gallbladders that don't squeeze normally. However, such tiny stones and poor gallbladder squeezing DO NOT cause jaundice. I recommend you see a gastroenterologist for another opinion. As a surgeon, I would not remove your gallbladder yet. Good luck! ...Read more

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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Chronic generalised itchy skin , weight loss , Lumps under arms , Swollen stomach , Pale or jaundice , Chronic sweats?

Chronic generalised itchy skin , weight loss , Lumps under arms , Swollen stomach , Pale or jaundice , Chronic sweats?

See a Dr. in person: You definitely sound like you need to have an in-person visit with your physician for a physical and lab tests. Don't put it off, do it today. ...Read more

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Can hemoglobin level be low because of previous jaundice history?

Can hemoglobin level be low because of previous jaundice history?

No: Other way around. Certain forms of anemia, those associated with hemolysis (rbc destruction), can result in an elevated bilirubin level producing jaundice. ...Read more

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Discomfort near the liver and gall bladder area, pale eyes and thick white acidic tongue what is it? Had a history of jaundice and acidity

Discomfort near the liver and gall bladder area, pale eyes and thick white acidic tongue what is it? Had a history of jaundice and acidity

See a doctor: These symptoms sound too complex for this forum. You should see a doctor asap for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is jaundice a sign of pernicious anemia? Couldn't it be something else?

Why is jaundice a sign of pernicious anemia? Couldn't it be something else?

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 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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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


Dr. Anne Larson
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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