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Jaundice, constipation, sharp pain in stomach, nausea, tiredness, what are some possible causes,?

Jaundice, constipation, sharp pain in stomach, nausea, tiredness, what are some possible causes,?

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Sick Gall bladder
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Sick Gall bladder
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Sick Gall bladder

See your doctor to get examined. Get tests ordered and performed to find out. ...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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I have symptoms of jaundice, constipation, nausea, tiredness, sharp pain in stomach, what could be some possible causes?

See doctor: U really need to be seen! Anytime jaundice is present the gallbladder, bile ducts can be affected which can also anger u'r liver and even pancreas, or your red blood cells are being destroyed in blood vessels which will release free bile and cause the jaundice. ...Read more

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What is white jaundice?

What is white jaundice?

Jaundice: Jaundice occurs due to build-up of bilirubin which turns skin yellow. Can happen from biliary problem (liver, gall bladder, pancreas disease) or bursting red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). Sometimes, first sign of jaundice is scleral icterus (yellowing of whites of eyes). I imagine that is what is referred to as "white jaundice" which, to my knowledge, is not an official medical term. ...Read more

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Is jaundice communicable?

Is jaundice communicable?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. For example, viral hepatitis is communicable while alcoholic hepatitis is not. ...Read more

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How noticeable is jaundice?

Depends: Less so with lower level and easier as levels increase. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of jaundice?

What are the symptoms of jaundice?

Yellow skin: After the newborn period, jaundice (a yellow tint to the skin and eyes) may indicate a problem with the liver or red blood cells. Jaundice in newborns is very common but may still need to be monitored. Most newborns have a blood test done at 24 hours old to assess their risk of jaundice. If you think your baby looks a little more yellow lately, check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes a baby to have jaundice?

What causes a baby to have jaundice?

Work backs up: Before delivery mom's body extracts all waste products from baby & allows babies organs to grow & function at minimal levels. At birth, the work switches to baby who must process & recycle hemoglobin from fetus blood so it can be used in regular blood. If there is extra bruising at delivery or a blood incompatibility, there is more work to do. The backup produces the jaundice. ...Read more

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How to know whether I have jaundice?

How to know whether I have jaundice?

Look in the mirror..: Jaundice is caused by elevation of bilirubin pigment in the blood. When it reaches critical levels it starts to discolor the whites of the eyes, urine and finally skin a yellow color. The urine turns dark like "tea". Sometimes it causes a diffuse itch without rash before skin discoloration becomes evident. If you think you are jaundice, see a doctor asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there different types of jaundice?

Jaundice: Pre-hepatic, hepatic & post-hepatic (cholestatic).

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What are causes and symptoms of jaundice?

What are causes and symptoms of jaundice?

Yellow eyes: Jaundice is recognised by yellow eyes, pale stool and dsrk urine. Other symptoms may be related to the cause of jaundice. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of jaundice?

One of the following: High bilirubin is what causes jaundice. Increased red cell destruction (from hemolytic anemia) makes you feel week and tired.
Liver disease like hepatitis or bile obstruction due to stone or tumor can cause jaundice. Most pateints with liver disease feel weak, have loss of appetite and nausea. Pain in the right side of the abdoemn is common in such patients painless jaundice can also occur sometime. ...Read more

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How do jaundice and hyperbilirubinimia difer?

Cause ; effect: Jaundice is the yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes caused by hyperbilirubinemia. Typically jaundice starts to become evident when the bilirubin level reaches 3. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have undetected jaundice for 9 months?

Is it possible to have undetected jaundice for 9 months?

No, unlikely: Jaundice is usally caused by high bilirubin coming either from a sick liver or from red cell damage (hemolytic anemia). Either way you would not feel well if you are jaundiced for more than few days. But the best way to know is to do a blood test and check the bilirubin level (normally it is under1.0 mg). If you are jaundiced the bilirubin level is expected to be >3mg. ...Read more

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Is jaundice contagious?

Is jaundice contagious?

Jaundice: Jaundice is not contagious but the underlying condition which is causing the jaundice may or may not be. ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaundice in infants?

What is the cause of jaundice in infants?

Work overload: Mother cleanses babies blood, removing metabolic waste until the cord is clamped. Newborns must convert blood that worked better in the womb to air breather blood & this conversion creates byproducts that can result in jaundice. Most are visibly jaundiced by day 4 clearing by a week or so. Some have additional issues with blood type or bruises that add to jaundice. Too much jaundice can injure baby. ...Read more

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What precaution we could take in jaundice?

What precaution we could take in jaundice?

Depends on the cause: What is the cause of jaundice? If it is hep a -- it is feco-oral contamination. Good sanitation is important. If it is hep b or hep c -- avoid body fluid exchange. Low fat diet is recommended for someone with jaundice. ...Read more

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Jaundice turned hepatities. What's the cure?

Jaundice turned hepatities. What's the cure?

Depends: It depends on the root cause of the hepatitis; is it infectious? Autoimmune? Malignant? There are many questions that need to be answered before the decision on treatment can be made. ...Read more

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What re the dangers of jaundice in an infant?

What re the dangers of jaundice in an infant?

Kernicterus: By far, most infants with jaundice are fine and get over it without difficulty. If, however, it gets really severe, the infant can get something called kernicterus, which refers to yellow staining of the brain, and leads to severe, lifelong physical problems. That's why we as physicians check to make sure jaundice doesn't get too severe, and why we treat it when we suspect it might. ...Read more

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What is the causes of jaundice postoperatively?

What is the causes of jaundice postoperatively?

It depends: On the type of surgery. It the surgery resulted in massive bruising the reabsorption of the bruise could lead to jaundice, certain medications may cause jaundice. The best thing is to visit your physician and he can help determine the cause with testing or a review of your records. ...Read more

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What is the diet recommended for jaundice patients?

What is the diet recommended for jaundice patients?

None: There is no particular diet that will help patients with jaundice. It is important to see a doctor and get the diagnosis of the underlying cause of the jaundice, so that it can be treated appropriately. Jaundice can be caused by liver disease, bile duct disease, pancreatic disease, or diseases of the blood. It can be benign or caused by cancer. Jaundice should never by ignored. ...Read more

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How can HBV cause jaundice?

How can HBV cause jaundice?

Hepatitis b: Any hepatitis virus that damages the liver can prevent the liver from performing it's normal functions. If enough liver cells are damaged by the virus - the liver will not be able to process and eliminate bilirubin. When levels of bilirubin are high enough, will 'show up' or be visible as yellow color in the skin and eyes. Not a good sign. ...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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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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How does cannabis affect jaundice?

How does cannabis affect jaundice?

Hepatotoxicity: A 2004 study in brazil found that marijuana users had elevations in their liver enzymes, pointing to possible hepatotoxicity. I agree with my colleague that other causes of jaundice need to be investigated, but chronic marijuana use itself may injure the liver also.
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15448809. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of jaundice?

What is the treatment of jaundice?

Find the cause: You need to find the cause. See a primary care doctor. Possibilities can be from primary liver failure, to pancreatic mass, to gallstones with bile duct blockage, etc. The treatments all depend on the cause of the jaundice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for jaundice?

What is the treatment for jaundice?

Light therapy: The treatment for jaundice varies, depending on the severity and type of jaundice. For otherwise healthy newborns with mild to moderate jaundice, the most common treatment is light therapy. ...Read more

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Why would a newborn child get jaundice?

Why would a newborn child get jaundice?

Transition work: Before birth the mothers body cleans all the babies blood & that stops at birth. The babies liver must gear up to breakdown & recycle proteins from the blood that can produce jaundice. Many issues can cause a backup of work & increase the jaundice. Over time the liver catches up with the work & jaundice fades. If the level gets high various rx are used to help bring it down. ...Read more

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What type of jaundice is yellow jaundice?

Terminology: Basically same finding. Yellow jaundice is a lay term. ...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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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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What is jaundice? How do you get rid of it?

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What is jaundice? How do you get rid of it?

Yellow skin & eyes: Jaundice refers to yellowing of skin & eyes 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. Treatment depends upon cause. ...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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The best remedy for jaundice caused by mono?

The best remedy for jaundice caused by mono?

Goes away by itself: Hepatitis from ebv infection (mono) is usually mild and self-resolving. Rarely, it leads to liver failure with severe jaundice. In the more severe cases, the liver specialists, intensive care specialists, and infectious disease specialists might try using steroids or anti-virals. For the mild and moderate cases, the liver heals up by itself. ...Read more

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How do you recognize jaundice in a new born?

Many ways: Most experienced observers just look at the kid. I becomes evident as a yellowish tint to the skin. There are also automatic skin bilirubin sensors and blood tests that may be used to confirm or exclude its presence. ...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


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