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What does having reddish, yellow eyes and yellow palms mean?

What does having reddish, yellow eyes and yellow palms mean?

Jaundice: Yellow skin and eyes can be a serious sign of biliary disease. Scleral icterus is the official term used to describe yellow eyes. A consultation is strongly recommended! ...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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What do yellow eyes mean?

What do yellow eyes mean?

Jaundice: Yellow eyes usually mean one has jaundice: can be due to liver issues, general disease or nutrition concerns. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have yellow eyes?

What does it mean if you have yellow eyes?

Not good: This is a sign of elevated bilirubin in the blood which is usually caused by any number of liver diseases. You should get this checked out asap. Yellow eyes is called icterus which is analagous to yellow skin (jaundice). ...Read more

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Does having yellow eyes or skin mean you have jaundice?

Most likely: These findings require medical evaluation, though other things can cause it need to rule out jaundice with some simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Slightly yellow eyes &when I breath in the lower right of my stomach feels like it tightens. Gag sometimes whn eating food Does this mean anything?

Slightly yellow eyes &when I breath in the lower right of my stomach feels like it tightens. Gag sometimes whn eating food Does this mean anything?

Yellow eyes: Yellow eyes with pain abdomen could mean jaundice secondary to liver problems or gall bladder. You would need blood test, and examination then start. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I took my daughter to the ER for yellow eyes, they said her red blood cells. May be rupturing. What does this mean and should we be concerned?

I took my daughter to the ER for yellow eyes, they said her red blood cells. May be rupturing. What does this mean and should we be concerned?

See your doctor...: There are many causes of hemolysis, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic causes are generally divided into hemoglobinopathies, enzymopathies and membranopathies, where red cell destruction is favored by the given abnormality and can be exacerbated by many and varied triggers. Extrinsic causes are often immune-mediated or mechanical. Treatments vary depending on cause. May see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have yellow eyes?

Could be liver: I'll defer to my physician colleagues, but commonly liver problems can cause this. Seek medical consultation and get lab work done. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to have yellow eyes?

Please advise if it's normal to have yellow eyes?

Scleral Icteris: Yellowing of the whites of the eyes is not normal. Liver disease causes a higher concentration of bilirubin in the blood causing the color change. It they look like circular deposits it can be high concentration of cholesterol that has deposited around the eye. It is advisable to stay away from alcohol and try to modify diet to low cholesterol. ...Read more

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I have yellow eyes I don't know why. What could it be?

Get it evaluated NOW: If the white parts of the eye have become yellow, it may do secondary to liver disease (jaundice). See your doctor asap for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could contipation cause yellow eyes?

Could contipation cause yellow eyes?

It should not: Constipation itself should not cause yellowing of your eyes/skin, but diseases of the liver/gallblader system can cause constipations and yellowing of eyes/skin. If you your eyes are turning yellow, I would consult doc for an eval--likely elevated bilirubin levels from excess red blood cell breakdown and/or liver/gallbladder/pancreas trouble. So, don't ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have yellow eyes what I have to do?

I have yellow eyes what I have to do?

Yellow eyes: Please send us photo. It could be jaundice or very noticeable pingueculas or pterygium: the work up for each is very different. If Jaundice, you need to have liver function tests, check for hepatitis & urine test for bilirubin, which indicates that conjugated hyperbilirubinemia is present. See [email protected] Com for full work up list. Consult with us first to see which you have. ...Read more

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Can someone be born with yellow eyes?

Can someone be born with yellow eyes?

Sure: Yellow eyes are very rare because typically iris color is not pigmented with yellow hue. ...Read more

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How can I treat my red and yellow eyes?

How can I treat my red and yellow eyes?

See ophthalmologist: Before treatment can be started, a reason for your condition must be determined. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why do some old people have yellow eyes?

Why do some old people have yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: 1- jaundice: yellowing of the sclerae (whites of the eyes), resulting from bile (or its pigment bilirrubin). This indicates serious liver disease.
2-although not exactly yellow, the brown pigmentation of the eye may "spill" on the sclera or conjunctiva resulting in an almost yellow appearance.
3- I've seen pts calling "yellow" pingueculae (fleshy nodules in the conjunctiva, @ 3 & 9 o clock. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow eyes besides hepatitis?

What could cause yellow eyes besides hepatitis?

Hemolysis, obstruct: Hemolysis (red blood cell destruction) can cause jaundice as can biliary obstruction from gallstones or pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Please explain why old peopledevelop yellow eyes?

Please explain why old peopledevelop yellow eyes?

Discolored eye: The yellowness can occur for many reasons...some severe, like jaunice or benign like prolapsing orbital fat. It takes an eye exam toanswer your question, ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Yellow eyes and skin?

What is the definition or description of: Yellow eyes and skin?

Jaundice: Unless you eat 10 pounds or more of carrots per day, yellow skin and yellow eyes are almost always due to liver malfunction causing the condition termed jaundice. See your internist or a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome and got really yellow eyes. What can I do to treat it?

I have gilbert syndrome and got really yellow eyes. What can I do to treat it?

Jaundice: Gilbert's syndrome produces an increased amount of bilirubin in the blood, but normally has no serious consequences. Mild jaundice may appear under conditions of stress, exertion, fasting, and infections, but the condition usually has few other symptoms or risks. Reducing these risk factors may help. There is no way to change the color of the eyes except through contact lens use (scleral lens). ...Read more

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I am 34 years old and I have a yellow eyes for 20 years. No hepatitis. What is it?

Pinguecula: Yellowish deposits that grow on the white of the eye. Very common- worse among those whose ancestry is close to equator. If you are really miserable, you can have them excised. ...Read more

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Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Probably: Most babies develop yellowing of the skin and eyes which should resolve spontaneously by two weeks of age. If severe or persistent, it should be evaluated promptly and potentially treated. Medications should generally be avoided as they, more often than not, potentially exacerbate the problem. ...Read more

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What causes yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: Jaundice resulting from liver disease can cause this. Far more common though is superficial pigmentation of the ocular tissues that appears yellow. This is very common in darker skinned individuals. This is usually benign and not treated. However, an evaluation by an eyemd is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes of yellow eyes?

Jaundice: This is the buildup of bile pigments which is the result of liver or gall bladder disease. Incomplete excretion of these pigments stains the sclera yellow. With resolution of the problem, the white of the eye will return to normal. Good idea to see your gastroenterologist or primary care doctor soon! ...Read more

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How to make yellow eyes white?

How to make yellow eyes white?

Examination: There are many causes of discoloration of the eye. Some of them are treatable and some are not. See your eye care provider for an evaluation and potential treatment. ...Read more

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Will my yellow eyes ever go back to white?

Will my yellow eyes ever go back to white?

Depends: If they are yellow because of jaundice from liver disease once liver disease is resolved they go back to white. If it is from a congenital anemia like thalasemia then it will stay the same. You also may be referring to pinguecula that is next to cornea which if inflamed can be treated to become less evident. ...Read more

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That drug that will make a yellow eyes white?

That drug that will make a yellow eyes white?

None: There is no drug that will whiten yellow eyes. You must first find out why they are yellow and then treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make yellow eyes white again?

Is it possible to make yellow eyes white again?

Yes, for infants: In most cases, the jaundice in infants improves within 1 to 2 weeks. It is usually physiological (natural). Using "bili tool", as a guide, the infant's jaundice can be treated with special lights, if the jaundice level is high (bilirubin blood test). Every infant discharged home within 72 hours of age needs to be reevaluated for jaundice within 48 hours--> the current standard of care and safe. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to have yellow eyes?

Yes: If the white portion of a childs eyes become yellow this suggests the presence of jaundice or elevated bilirubin. If this is present you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have naturally yellow eyes?

No: A person can have "off white" eyes but not yellow. This needs to be examined for systemic causes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 1 mos old to have yellow eyes, what should I do?

Is it normal for my 1 mos old to have yellow eyes, what should I do?

Yes: It's not uncommon for some jaundice (bilirubin levels of 5 to 10 range) to continue for 4 to 6 weeks (very rarely up to 12 weeks), in a breast fed infant. In such a situation, I still recommend getting a total and direct bilirubin (a blood test for jaundice) to make sure, no other condition with high direct bilirubin exist. If so, the infant's stools can be clay colored (not brown or yellow). ...Read more

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How to get rid of yellow eyes?

How to get rid of yellow eyes?

Find out why they: Are yellow. Yellow eyes, icteric sclera, can mean liver disease first and foremost. Have your primary care doctor do blood tests for liver function. ...Read more

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How do I get rid my yellow eyes?

It depends: If the whites of your eyes are completely yellow, you may have a condition called jaundice and you need to see your primary care doctor to have your liver function tested. If there are just some localized yellow spots, typically in the nasal corner but sometimes in the temporal corner, these may simply be pinguecula which are benign, callous like growths. ...Read more

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Are yellow eyes always a sign of liver?

Are yellow eyes always a sign of liver?

No: Jaundice (yellow eyes) is most commonly associated with liver disease but can be seen with other disease as well. The most common in adults would be hemolysis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of yellow eyes?

Jaundice: Yellow eyes are a feature of jaundice. There may be a problem with the liver. It needs to be checked. Some slight discoloration of the normally white sclera can occur with sun damage and chronic irritation. See a doctor urgently to make sure that a liver problem doesn't kill you. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis b, will my yellow eyes go off?

I have hepatitis b, will my yellow eyes go off?

Acute infection?: If you have recent infection with hepatitis b and your liver is still working ok, then the yellow eyes will go away. People who turn yellow are more likely to have their immune system control hepatitis b so you should definitely have follow up of your labs. People who have severe liver damage from long-standing hepatitis b infection have yellow eyes because of chronic liver damage. ...Read more

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Are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

Are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

Yes if new: Some people have a slightly yellowish tint to the whites of their eyes but this is constant and life long. If you have newly acquired yellowing it is almost always due to liver dysfunction with the accumulation of bilirubin in the tissues including the whites of the eyes. Your gastroenterologist should be consulted as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sever pain in the upper left side abdomen plus yellow eyes?

Sever pain in the upper left side abdomen plus yellow eyes?

Jaundice: You are describing pain in the area of the liver plus jaundice from a sick liver. You most likely have liver disease - infectious, chronic, etc. You should see a GI specialist with an interest in liver disease (hepatologist). You may also be infectious and might need to isolate yourself in some way to avoid spreading infectious hepatitis. Get evaluated right away. ...Read more

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What condition could result in kidney problems with yellow eyes?

What condition could result in kidney problems with yellow eyes?

Many, such as TTP.: There are many causes for both kidney problems and for jaundice, which appears as yellowing of the eyes.

One more rare entity that can cause both is a condition called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or ttp. Here, jaundice is caused by the destruction of red blood cells, and often occurs with kidney dysfunction. A more severe form is called hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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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. Suzanne Galli
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Yellow Eyes (Definition)

Yellow eyes = yellowing of sclera is ...Read more