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How can I tell if jaundice is getting worse?

How can I tell if jaundice is getting worse?

Lab test, skin color: If the skin looks like it is getting deeper yellow, then the jaundice is getting worse. Other places to look are the urine and the stool. Jaundice will make your urine very dark yellow and your stools will be pale gray. The most accurate way to tell is by a blood test for the total bilirubin level. ...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


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He is suffering from jaundice . Bilibrum 11 . Every year he get jaundice ?

Jaundice: Recurrent jaundice is caused by an inflammation of the liver, such as viral or bacterial hepatitis. It can also be caused by a bacterial infection. Some people get jaundiced more easily due to a problem with bilirubin metabolism. I would seek medical attention to find out what the cause can be. ...Read more

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Why would a newborn child get jaundice?

Why would a newborn child get jaundice?

Transition work: Before birth the mothers body cleans all the babies blood & that stops at birth. The babies liver must gear up to breakdown & recycle proteins from the blood that can produce jaundice.Many issues can cause a backup of work & increase the jaundice. Over time the liver catches up with the work & jaundice fades .If the level gets high various rx are used to help bring it down. ...Read more

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What is jaundice? How do you get rid of it?

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What is jaundice? How do you get rid of it?

Yellow skin & eyes: Jaundice refers to yellowing of skin & eyes from excess bilirubin, a breakdown product of red blood cells. Check out http://www.webmd.com/children/digestive-diseases-jaundice & http://www.emedicinehealth.com/jaundice/article_em.htm for more info. Treatment depends upon cause. ...Read more

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How to get rid of infant jaundice?

How to get rid of infant jaundice?

May need eval: About half of infants will be visibly jaundiced by 5 days of age; some of those will need hospital based treatments like phototherapy or IV hydration, most will clear without help.I would contact your babies doc & discuss the finding with his/her staff.A blood test may be needed to assess the degree of jaundice. ...Read more

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Can I get jaundice from drinking if I only drink on the weekends?

Can I get jaundice from drinking if I only drink on the weekends?

Possible : Acute alcohol hepatitis with jaundice may occurs with episodic heavy drinking. Cirrhosis is less likely to occur but still possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait to begin drinking after having mild jaundice?

Can you tell me how long to wait to begin drinking after having mild jaundice?

Several weeks: If your jaundice is from alcohol use, you are probably better off being sober for ever. Otherwise, please talk to your provider and get bloodwork to document normal liver tests. ...Read more

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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


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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