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Jaundice is one of the symptoms of galactosaemia but what happens in galactosaemia that actually causes it?

Jaundice is one of the symptoms of galactosaemia but what happens in galactosaemia that actually causes it?

Galactose liver toxi: Because in galactosemia there is bodys ability to metabolise galactose due to deficiency of liver enzymes needed for that.It causes accumulation of galactose in the body and it damages the liver and that is the cause of jaundice.If not corrected by lactose(breaks down in body into galactose&glucose) free diet.Lactose is the sugar in human and cows milk.So these babies are given soybean milk etc. ...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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Hepatitis induced jaundice how long does it last ?

Hepatitis induced jaundice how long does it last ?

It depends: It depends on the type of hepatitis and the severity of the liver involvement. ...Read more

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How long does jaundice usually last?

How long does jaundice usually last?

A week to a few mos: Essentially focusing on new born jaundice- it lasts from 1 to 2 weeks in formula fed babies. It peaks at 3 to 4 days in a term baby. In breast babies mild indirect jaundice can persist for a few months, without any harm. I recommend checking a total and direct bilirubin when jaundice persists beyond 2 weeks of age. Very high jaundice is linked to brain damage. Discuss with a physician, to be sure. ...Read more

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How long do jaundice symptoms generally last with hep b?

How long do jaundice symptoms generally last with hep b?

Variable: The length of jaundice in hepatitis B cases varies from case to case. Cases can be mild or severe and the degree of liver inflammation determines the severity and length of jaundice from days to weeks. Staining of the skin from jaundice can last longer than the actual liver inflammation. ...Read more

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How long will jaundice due to cholelithiasis last after cholecystectomy?

How long will jaundice due to cholelithiasis last after cholecystectomy?

For some times: Raised bilirubin causes jaundice, or yellow pigment on sclera ( eye) both due to obstruction of ducts as in stones or due to liver diseases. After removal obstruction eye remained stained for a while due to tissue stain , by Albumin bound delta bilirubin . Since Albumin has half life of 20 days , so it takes time to clear jaundice completely even though blood levels are normal. ...Read more

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How long does cystic fibrosis jaundice in newborn lasts?

How long does cystic fibrosis jaundice in newborn lasts?

CF: If your child as been diagnosed with CF please find a skilled health care practitionner to help you manage all the issues surrounding cf. ...Read more

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How long will jaundice last after a stent has been inserted to clear a bile duct in the gallbladder?

How long will jaundice last after a stent has been inserted to clear a bile duct in the gallbladder?

Usually 2-3 days: It can take several days for the jaundice to clear after the obstruction is opened by the stent. ...Read more

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How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies, my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?

Awhile: Breast milk jaundice which begins days after the infant is born can last 3 - 12 weeks. Continue to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

Galactosemia (Definition)

Galactosemia is an inherited condition in which there is an inability to break down a type of sugar called galactose, leading to its accumulation in the body. This can cause damage to the eyes, liver, kidney, and brain resulting in the yellowing of skin, seizures, poor feeding, ...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