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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

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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How long does jaundice last in adults?

How long does jaundice last in adults?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. ...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 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?

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

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End stage liver failure, jaundice, low blood pressure, weak an dizzy. How long could I last like this? Bp has been low for two weeks 74/43

End stage liver failure, jaundice, low blood pressure, weak an dizzy. How long could I last like this? Bp has been low for two weeks 74/43

See a hepatologist: Given your history of hepatitis b and c, your liver failure is likely end-stage, meaning that it is not likely you will recover normal liver function. You should see a hepatologist, who is a liver doctor, to see whether any treatment can be given, or whether you are a candidate for a liver transplant. Low blood pressure can exist for several reasons, including infection, kidney or heart causes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for jaundice to clear?

How long does it take for jaundice to clear?

Variable: That depends on the cause of jaundice and how the person's liver is healing. (Or are you asking about a newborn with jaundice?) ...Read more

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How long does it takes jaundice to go away in adults?

How long does it takes jaundice to go away in adults?

Depends upon....: The underlying cause (s) of jaundice, e.g., hepatitis, hemolytic anemia, etc. ...Read more

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I'm affected by jaundice for last four years. What medicine Iwould take.

Need Hepatologist: You need to see a specialist & many types of tests to find out the cause of jaundice. ...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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My friend who is 33 m, is recently diagnosed with hepatitis & jaundice. How long will it take to get it cured? Just need an aproximate time 4 recovery.

My friend who is 33 m, is recently diagnosed with hepatitis & jaundice. How long will it take to get it cured? Just need an aproximate time 4 recovery.

Depends on cause...: The answer completely depends on the cause. For example if it is from hepatitis a alone, he will better (most likely) in a few weeks. If it alcoholic hepatitis, on the other hand, it may be fatal within weeks. So the cause of the hepatitis really matters. And, of course, it is feasible that there are multiple causes acting simultaneously (eg hep b and c); one may dominate now, the other later.... ...Read more

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How long does it take jaundice to clear in a newborn?

How long does it take jaundice to clear in a newborn?

Jaundice newborn: Fullterm babys generally clear bilirubin or jaundice within the 1st week. Preterm infants may take up to 10-14 days. Some breastfed babies will continue to have some jaundice during the time they are breastfed. This is not dangerous. The type of bilirubin may help to sort out the cause. Mostly it is physiological and a normal process. All the best. Followup with your MD if prolonged. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to cure jaundice in newborn baby?

Please tell me how long it takes for to cure jaundice in newborn baby?

Neonatal Jaundice: Up to 60-65% newborns get mild jaundice, called 'physiological jaundice"; starts on day-3, resolves by 7-10 days, as long as the baby is feeding & pooping well.
Many other causes- e.g. Poor feeding, blood group incompetibilities, perinatal infections, hepatitis etc.
Breast milk jaundice: after 2nd week bc of a hormone in mother milk. Treatment: stop breastfeeding for 24-48 hours & restart. ...Read more

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How danger is jaundice for 75 days old. Last test show that the total bilirubin is 6 and the direct is 6. He born without jaundice?

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How danger is jaundice for 75 days old. Last test show that the total bilirubin is 6 and the direct is 6. He born without jaundice?

Depends upon: Direct bilirubin level of 6 mg/dl suggests bile flow obstruction.
As long as underlying cause (s) is identified and dealt properly, elevated bilirubin per se is not of much concern. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of cholestatic jaundice?

Several: They depend on cause and age of patient. In preterm infants, it is frequently from prolonged use of TPN and late start of feeds. Majority resolve. In some cases it can cause gall bladder sludge, gall stones or inflammation/infection of the plumbing system of the liver (cholangitis). In extreme cases, these patients can develop cirrhosis and chronic liver failure and may need liver transplant. ...Read more

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What to do if I had jaundice as a newborn, can that affect me in the long run?

Unlikely an issue: About 1/3 of newborns have neonatal jaundice to some degree, peaking around day 4 and gradually declining. Some have jaundice enough to require phototherapy (lights) and rarely some require transfusions. As long as they receive proper therapy if needed, there is rarely if ever any long term effect on the kid. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over jaundice for adults if he /she admits In hospital?

How long does it take to get over jaundice for adults if he /she admits In hospital?

Jaundice: Jaundice is caused by an increased amount of bilirubin in the blood or tissues. How quickly jaundice will resolve depends on what the cause is. If the cause is able to be completely reversed, jaundice usually reverses in just a few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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My newborn has mild case of jaundice it's starting to clear up. What are symptoms of jaundice and can she still have side effects how long doesitlast?

My newborn has mild case of jaundice it's starting to clear up. What are symptoms of jaundice and can she still have side effects how long doesitlast?

See below: A typical newborn born at full term develops a mild jaundice (yellow staining of skin and eyes) which peaks at 3rd day of life and fades away by 7th day. Mild jaundice of this type does not result in any harm. Should her jaundice takes a protracted course or gets worse in degree, underlying cause (s) should be sought. ...Read more

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If g6pd deficiency happened, how long will it take to be jaundice occur?

If g6pd deficiency happened, how long will it take to be jaundice occur?

G6PD doesn't happen: G6pd deficiency doesn't happen, unless rarely from blood transfusion. One is born with it. Certain foods and medicines will cause jaundice from the hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I'm having a hep A as of now. And its about 13 days since I noticed my jaundice. Can I ask how long this jaundice would take?

Hi doc. I'm having a hep A as of now. And its about 13 days since I noticed my jaundice. Can I ask how long this jaundice would take?

Jaundice: Unfortunately no one can answer that without seeing you.
Please contact your doctor, and once you have done that I would appreciate knowing what your doctor told you. ...Read more

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Hi, actually, I had jaundice in december of last year, and after recovering from it, severe gas pain started everynight...So I consulted?

Hi, actually, I had jaundice in december of last year, and after recovering from it, severe gas pain started everynight...So I consulted?

Is it really gas...?: Abdominal pain is never normal, but you have not indicated the intensity, duration, or circumstances of your symptoms. Lots of things cause abdominal pain--see my earlier healthtap answers on the subject please. If pain is severe (as you indicate) or worsening, don't delay in seeking evaluation & getting treated. The history of jaundice may have nothing or everything to do with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Liver 16.5 how long to come to 10.5 had jaundice recently bilru 2.8 now all lft lipid normal please advice. Age 63.Used to be a drinker also.

Liver 16.5 how long to come to 10.5 had jaundice recently bilru 2.8 now all lft lipid normal please advice. Age 63.Used to be a drinker also.

Ask your doc: I am not sure how long it takes to get your liver to become 10.5 from 16. The thing is you are jaundice. You should see your primary and may also need liver or GI specialist based on your diagnosis. You can have cirrhosis later on due to your hx of alcohol use. ...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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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due ...Read more