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How Can I Purge Jaundice From My Body
Find the cause: Jaundice is due to accumulation of bilirubin that turns the skin/ conjunctiva yellow, it can be due to excessive breakdown of red blood cells ( sickle cell anemia), liver disease, blockage of the bile ducts, pancreatic disease, gall bladder disease etc..., treating the cause will lower the excess bilirubin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How fast does it take for your entire body to jaundice once it begins from end stage liver failure?
Same all over: When your bilirubin is over 2 mg/dl, the whites of your eyes will turn a light shade of yellow. When it is over 5 mg/dl, most fair skinned patients will have a yellowish tint to their skin. When it is over 20 mg/dl, the skin will appear bronze. Since bilirubin is distributed in the blood and fluid, it is evenly distributed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallstones for 40 years. Now just developed itching skin over the body but no jaundice!can one have itching skin without jaundice from gallstones?
Jaundice of: Skin only becomes apparent when your bilirubin level is over 2.5 or so. It is possible you have elevated bilirubin without jaundice that is causing itching. Also, you can get skin itching from a whole lot of reasons, such as allergy, insect bite, medication reaction, or just plain dry skin. It is best to get to a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get entire body itching from liver problems, but have no signs of jaundice.? Bilirubin within normal ranges.
My son was born at 24 weeks. He's under phototherapy and his head is significantly darker than the rest of his body. Is that from the jaundice?
My face and around mouth looks yellowish my body is white. Just my head looks different colour? eyes normal. Not jaundice?
Jaundice: Jaundice usually first appears under tongue (frenulum of tongue) but is seen most frequently on sclera (white of eye): we notice it more due to contrast from usual white sclera. Yellowing then migrates downward depending on severity. Have your MD check your mucous membranes to determine cause of facial yellowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
End stage liver failure started jaundicing how long do I have left? An will my entire body jaundice or just eyes an arms?
First, am sorry: You are going through this. It must be difficult. In short, time left depends on so many things. End stage does mean though that it will be fatal. Time is difficult to say with out all the info. As for jaundice, it will most likely be all over as it progresses. Again, sorry to hear about your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does a patient having hepatic jaundice would pass clay colored stools when his urine is dark colored and his body produces urobilinogen?
Bilirubin: Bilirubin is a yellow breakdown of hemoglobin from old red blood cells. It is cleared normally from the body by the liver and is passed in the bile to help digest fats; it gives stool a brown color. When the liver can't clear bilirubin, it builds up in the body and the skin turns yellow (jaundiced). Elevated levels are excreted in the urine (urobilinogen=brown urine) while stool turns clay color. ...Read more
My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! he is 10 months old now and he had it for 6 months.?
Easy: This is what is known as carotenemia. Carotene is a precursor of vitamin a and the yellow color comes from a build-up of carotene from the ingestion of yellow vegetables like squash and carrots. It is totally harmless and you can differentiate it from jaundice by looking at the whites of the eyes. If they are also yellow, it is jaundice. Decrease intake of yellow veggies. ...Read more
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