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Are yello jaundice and hepatitis the same thing?

Are yello jaundice and hepatitis the same thing?

Jaundice/Hepatitis: They are associated with one another but don't mean the same thing. Hepatitis is basically inflammation of the liver that can be causes by infection, alcohol abuse, gallstones, etc. The term jaundice is a descriptive clinical term for yellowing of the skin which is a result of hepatitis or gallbladder disease. ...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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Is hepatitis a the same thing as jaundice?

Is hepatitis a the same thing as jaundice?

No: Jaundice is a syndrome of yellowing of the skin and eyeballs due to an increase in a chemical called bilirubin. Many types of liver disease can lead to this, including hepatitis a. However, there are other possible causes of jaundice. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis cause jaundice?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice results from ^ bilirubin in blood. See: http://hepatitis.about.com/od/symptoms/a/jaundice.htm ...Read more

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Is jaundice the same as hepatitis?

Is jaundice the same as hepatitis?

No: Jaundice is an elevation of bilirubin in the blood which makes the whites of the eyes yellow. Although hepatitis, viral or not, can cause jaundice, you can have hepatitis without jaundice and jaundice can be caused by other things. ...Read more

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What is the difference hepatitis and jaundice?

What is the difference hepatitis and jaundice?

Cause & effect: Hepatitis is one of several causes of jaundice which is a yellowish discoloration of skin & eyes (aka icterus) 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. ...Read more

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How is jaundice hepatitis passed on to others?

How is jaundice  hepatitis passed on to others?

Lots of ways: Hepatitis a is usually spread by eating contaminated food; hepatitis b & c are usually spread via blood transfusion, needle sharing, tattooing, or unprotected sex. But it is important to remember that any of the hepatitis types can probably be spread by any of the above methods. ...Read more

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Is jaundice and/or hepatitis passed on to others?

Is jaundice and/or hepatitis passed on to others?

Need more info: Jaundice not contagious.Hepatitis is a broad term that can include viral and non-viral causes. The viral hepatitis like hepatitis a, b and c can be passed to others through blood [ex: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c), during birth (if mother unaware has hep b)].Genetic causes can be passed. ...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 is jaundice and hepatitis passed on to others?

How is jaundice and hepatitis passed on to others?

The transmissions: Hepa--by ingesting contaminated foods. Hepb: often by blood/body fluid contact or transmission from mom to baby during birth. Possible blood transfusion but highly unlikely these days. Hepc--most often from IV drug use, even snorting Cocaine increases risk, blood transfusion (rare after 1992), organ transplant (rare) and rarely through sexual contact. Hepd--unsure. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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.

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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Could hepatitis a cause jaundice?

Could hepatitis a cause jaundice?

Yes: Hepatitis a can cause jaundice which clears by itself without treatment for the vast majority of people infected with this virus. ...Read more

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Do I have a hepatitis b if I have jaundice?

Do I have a hepatitis b if I have jaundice?

See your doctor: There are many causes of jaundice, hep b infection is one. See you doctor asap for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

No: Although jaundice can occur with hepatitis b, it is not common. Most of the time, hepatitis b is first diagnosed from abnormal liver function tests. You should consult with your doctor if you are concerned of hepatitis b. ...Read more

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What to do if i had hepatitis e jaundice 6 months ago and am still suffering from it..What is wrong?

Something else: hepatitis e is usually self limited and cleared within 3 months. it should not become chronic. you should visit your gastroenterologist to make sure nothing else is going on ...Read more

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Is it safe to go outdoors whn suffering from jaundice, hepatitis A?

Yes: Sunlight actually helps to conjugate bilirubin, which will improve your jaundice slightly. There is no harm to going out in the sun. Hopefully with hepatitis A, your jaundice will pass. If it doesn't, go see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can jaundice relapse if i start eating oily and spicy food after suffering from hepatitis a?

Can jaundice relapse if i start eating oily and spicy food after suffering from hepatitis a?

No: Foods should not cause a relapse. There is a very rare form of relapsing hepatitis a which can come back 1-2 times before it completely goes away. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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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)

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