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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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What type of jaundice is yellow jaundice?

What type of jaundice is yellow jaundice?

Terminology: Basically same finding. Yellow jaundice is a lay term. ...Read more

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Is yellow jaundice contagious?

Is yellow jaundice contagious?

Depends on: Jaundice per se is not a contagious condition. However, the underlying cause such as viral hepatitis is a contagious one. ...Read more

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I have yellow marks on my skin, is this jaundice?

I have yellow marks on my skin, is this jaundice?

See a doctor: Marks do not usually look like juandice. When the skin color tone and hue appear yellow that is usually indicative of jaundice. If you are doing drugs, alcohol or having liver problems you need to be checked by a doctor. Your bilirubin chemistry will measure this in detail and your doctor will order the liver tests necessary for this work up. ...Read more

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Why would you expect the sclera to turn yellow as a result of jaundice?

Why would you expect the sclera to turn yellow as a result of jaundice?

Icterus: When red blood cells break down they release bilirubin. This bilirubin is filtered out by the body's coffee filter, the liver. If the liver is not working well or too many red blood cells are breaking down (as with sickle cell), the bilirubin builds up and turns the skin and whites if the eyes yellow. This yellow discoloration is easier seen in the eyes since there is no pigment for masking, . ...Read more

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What can cause people to turn yellow? I know jaundice can but are they any other causes? Is it always related to the liver?

What can cause people to turn yellow? I know jaundice can but are they any other causes? Is it always related to the liver?

Not always liver.: Also hypervitaminosis A can cause yellow skin, seen in people that consume carrots in excess for a long time. Contact with a yellow dye, or items that will color the skin yellow after contact are also a consideration. If this is you, be seen by your De. To determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What causes yellowing of eyes that is not jaundice or pinguecula?

What causes yellowing of eyes that is not jaundice or pinguecula?

A few suggestions: Those would be two major causes but if there is a resolving hemorrhage, then sometimes the blood can go from red to yellow before disappearing. Alternatively, people with light freckles or normal pigmentation (from having dark skin) can have a yellowish looking eye, as well. ...Read more

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Is having yellow skin hereditary?

Is having yellow skin hereditary?

Yes: There are conditions leading to jaundice (yellow skin) that are genetic, and therefore hereditary, but these are very uncommon. Most jaundice occurs due to normal processes in the newborn and is not hereditary, although depending on the mother's blood type the risk of jaundice in subsequent pregnancies may be increased. ...Read more

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Have 2 yellow skin marks what could cause it?

Not sure: Where are they? Was there an injury at the site? Are they the only yellow sites or are you yellow elsewhere - i.e. Is it jaundice? Are they around the eye (s) or on the palsm - if s they may represent cholesterol deposits. You shudl be seen by someone who can make a determination - I suggest a dermatologist if your primary md isn't sure. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

What conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

Liver or bile diseas: Liver disease, biliary disease, or blood disease can cause a person to develop yellow or jaundiced skin. ...Read more

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Why do I get yellow skin after drinking?

Yellow skin: This is most likely jaundice due to liver toxicity (hepatitis or cirrhosis) due to increase bilirubin in the blood since the damaged liver cells cannot break it down. ...Read more

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Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

? bruise: This may be the secondary result of a resolving bruise but a cat bite is a potentially serious and complicated wound and should be under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! He is 10 months old now and he had it for 6 months.?

My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! He is 10 months old now and he had it for 6 months.?

Easy: This is what is known as carotenemia. Carotene is a precursor of vitamin a and the yellow color comes from a build-up of carotene from the ingestion of yellow vegetables like squash and carrots. It is totally harmless and you can differentiate it from jaundice by looking at the whites of the eyes. If they are also yellow, it is jaundice. Decrease intake of yellow veggies. ...Read more

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How could I get yellow skin and eyes?

How could I get yellow skin and eyes?

Liver disease: Sounds like jaundice, which is a possibly a sign of liver failure. I would seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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For jaundice do your eyes have to be yellow?

For jaundice do your eyes have to be yellow?

Almost always: When the liver malfunctions, there is a buildup of yellow bilirubin in the blood stream which stains the tissues. The whites of the eyes, being so prominent, reflect this early in the course and yellowing eyes sometimes becomes the first sign that the liver is not working well. Doesn't happen with artificial eyes. ...Read more

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What's the cause of yellow skin stains on hands?

What's the cause of yellow skin stains on hands?

Yellow skin: Yellow stains in skin most likely could be due to something topically being applied or coming in contact with the skin, but can also be seen in people taking high quantities of beta carotene in supplements or foods. Check your diet and consider what your hands come in contact with. ...Read more

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What can I do about yellow skin around the creases of my eyes?

What can I do about yellow skin around the creases of my eyes?

Have it checked: Have it checked to find out what it is. What are the creases of your eyes
do you mean eyelids? ...Read more

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Where bilirubin is collected in jaundice is conjunctiva yellow?

Where bilirubin is collected in jaundice is conjunctiva yellow?

Yes.: Bilirubin accumulates in the conjunctivae and skin causing a yellow appearance which first becomes noticeable at around a serum level of 2 mg/dl. Hyper-beta-carotenemia from eating way too many carrots can produce yellow/orange skin but no conjunctivae. ...Read more

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About to get married. So ashamed myself! How can I lighten yellow skin, get rid of it, or cover it up?

About to get married. So ashamed myself! How can I lighten yellow skin, get rid of it, or cover it up?

Yellow skin: Products that have been shown to lighten your skin are: hydroquinone, licorice extract, vitamin c, arbutin, Alpha hydroxy acids, kojic acid, and azelaic acid. See you local dermatologist for help with your skin. ...Read more

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I practice the circumcision 15 days ago and I am very concerned because I have a open wound, also I have a white yellow skin?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. A small amount of antibacterial ointments applied daily will help. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's co. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! From head to toe! He's 10 months now started at 6mos?

? yellow eyes?: Most of this is related to the introduction of yellow veggies into a kids diet. The vitamin A in the food attaches to the fat under the skin, making it appear yellow. If the white of the eyes is yellow, the kid has a liver problem. There is no fat in the white of the eye. ...Read more

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My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! From head to toe! He's 10 months now. Started at 6 months. What could this be?

My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! From head to toe! He's 10 months now. Started at 6 months. What could this be?

Lots of carrots?: If he is otherwise healthy, consider Carotenemia, a relatively benign condition caused by eating a lot of orange and yellow vegetables. Jaundice of the type seen in Gilbert's syndrome, also benign, is possible I recommend he see his pediatrician to determine the cause but at 10 months in a healthy child I'm betting on Carotenemia ...Read more

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I have Thalassemia, is there natural tips that can help me with my yellow skin and my excessive tiredness? Is there a natural way to cure Thalassemia?

I have Thalassemia, is there natural tips that can help me with my yellow skin and my excessive tiredness? Is there a natural way to cure Thalassemia?

Unfortunately no: You need to keep the follow up with your doctor, preferably a hematologist or a doctor experienced in treating thalassemia, and please don't listen / read blogs about natural cure of a disease that requires close medical attention, best wishes ...Read more

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The inside corners of my eyes have a yellow tinge when I shine a light on them. Is this a sign of jaundice? They don't look yellow without added light

The inside corners of my eyes have a yellow tinge when I shine a light on them. Is this a sign of jaundice? They don't look yellow without added light

Probably not: The whites of the eyes are a variety of colors including some degree of yellowish tint. Unless you have known liver issues, you are probably seeing a normal variation. Jaundice is the external manifestation of the staining of tissues by bile from a diseased liver. If you have jaundice, you will have a number of other symptoms to suggest a liver problem. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about jaundice (yellow)?

Bile in the blood: Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, indicates that there is a problem with the liver or bile duct so that bile (a green-brown color) gets into the blood stream causing the color in the skin. ...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


Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more