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If you have liver disease will jaundice always appear?

If you have liver disease will jaundice always appear?

No: Usually only very late liver disease, when liver failure has developed, jaundice will develop. There are exceptions however, as some temporary marked hepatitis conditions will have transient jaundice that will resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Typically, where does jaundice first appear as a result of liver disease? Thanks.

Typically, where does jaundice first appear as a result of liver disease? Thanks.

Sclera: The white of the eye is usually the first place jaundice becomes visible, especially when viewed in natural day light. ...Read more

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Why does liver disease make you jaundiced?

Bilirubin: The liver is in charge of the body's bilirubin. As the liver gets sick, the levels of bilirubin rise in the blood to abnormal levels. Bilirubin over a certain level causes jaundice. ...Read more

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What can be done for liver disease?

What can be done for liver disease?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of liver disease ?

What are some symptoms of liver disease ?

Lots of choices: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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Could mage4 be positive in liver diseases?

Could mage4 be positive in liver diseases?

Not likely: Melanoma associated antigen 4 is usually present in squamous cancers and melanoma, and found in testes and placenta. It is not known to be found in liver disease or liver cancer. ...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


Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more