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Sickle cell anemia? I am anemic duno the type. I see jaundice sometms. Not in eye. Meditrainian backr. Priods of stress and hypractvty. Ill + s/s thks

Sickle cell anemia? I am anemic duno the type. I see jaundice sometms. Not in eye. Meditrainian backr. Priods of stress and hypractvty. Ill + s/s thks

Anemia: Sickle cell is exclusively in blacks and if severe would have manifested from early childhood. A simple hemoglobin electrophoresis should tell you if you have any genetic defect. Otherwise, there are other types of anemia that are way more common - iron deficiency, hemorrhagic, aplastic, b12/folic acid deficiency, anemia of chronic disease etc. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Am not sick, do not have pinguecula or jaundice, liver & blood tests all normal. My eyes look yellowish. Why!? Under severe stress and fatigue, that why?

Am not sick, do not have pinguecula or jaundice, liver & blood tests all normal. My eyes look yellowish. Why!? Under severe stress and fatigue, that why?

Could be dry eye: If you are sure your liver and all blood work is normal (no hiv, etc) and you do not have any atypical cells growing on the conjunctiva, a slight yellow tinge could be due to dry eyes. Have your eyemd check your meibomian glands and do a tear osmolarity test to check. Artificial tears will help restore a natural glow which is lost in severe dry eyes. ...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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Due to jaundice. My biluribin rose upto 21.1 but after now 6.82. S. Creatine increased from 2.44 to 2.96. Is biluribin and creatine level related?

Due to jaundice. My biluribin rose upto 21.1 but after now 6.82. S. Creatine increased from 2.44 to 2.96.  Is biluribin and creatine level related?

Indirectly: Serum creatinine (marker of kidney function) does not rise or fall because of bilirubin (a marker of liver function). However, kidney function can become worse due to worsening liver function. In liver disease, the bilirubin and creatinine are used to calculate a severity of disease score called "meld". Look at this website: http://www.Cpmc.Org/advanced/liver/patients/topics/meld.Html. ...Read more

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I need medical advice for jaundice?

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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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


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