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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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A week ago my jaundice was 4.0 can I eat meat noodles milk tea picles?

A week ago my jaundice was 4.0 can I eat meat noodles milk tea picles?

4.0?: Please explain exactly what was measured at 4.0?
It makes a difference if it was bilirubin or a liver enzyme level.
What was the cause of your jaundice as this will also determine what you are able to eat ...Read more

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Is bread good to eat during jaundice?

Is bread good to eat during jaundice?

See physician: Jaundice (abnormal yellow of skin or white of eyes) is not normal and can indicate underlying disease for a variety of disorders. Dietary modification not recommended until underlying cause of jaundice is determined. It is strongly advised that you be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can I eat bread and jam during jaundice?

Can I eat bread and jam during jaundice?

Bread and jam ok: Bread and jam are okay to eat but jaundice is a sign of liver problems so please seek a doctor if this is new for you ...Read more

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Are there steps to take to avoid jaundice during pregnancy?

Are there steps to take to avoid jaundice during pregnancy?

Depends on cause: It is not normal for a mother to develop jaundice during pregnancy. Causes include: reactivation or exacerbation of a viral hepatitis carrier state, gallstones, autoimmune hepatitis or more seriously, pre-eclamptic liver disease and hellp syndrome. In some cases, this may be a relatively benign form of jaundice, called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Thus the cause must be determined. ...Read more

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My child age 14 years she is suffering from jaundice and typhoid please suggest some food during illness?

My child age 14 years she is suffering from jaundice and typhoid please suggest some food during illness?

See below: I would prescribe a high calorie high protein diet!
energy and protein needs are increased due to the fever (typhoid) and low intake. Meals should be small and given at frequent interval, instead of a few large meals a day. Intake of oral fluids and salts should be sufficient to cover up the loss. A bland, soft (for easier digestion and absorption) may help. ...Read more

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Does jaundice only itch if it happens during pregnancy, or do all jaundiced people itch?

Does jaundice only itch if it happens during pregnancy, or do all jaundiced people itch?

No: Any form of cholestatic disease (impaired of bile flow) can cause itching. In pregnancy, the most common cause is a condition known as cholestasis of pregnancy. In this disease the itching is thought to be due to elevated bile salt as a result of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Other more serious conditions include hellp syndrome and actute fatty libber of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why is it that urobilinogens increase in urine during hemolytic jaundice?

Why is it that urobilinogens increase in urine during hemolytic jaundice?

More bilirubin: As more red cells are destroyed (and thus more are made), more bilirubin cycles between the liver and the large intestine, which returns some as urobilinogen. A little of the latter makes it through the kidney instead, where it's lost as urobilinogen. ...Read more

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Is Hepatitis B treatable during pregnancy? Does it go away on its own? What is the difference between Hepatitis B and jaundice?

Is Hepatitis B treatable during pregnancy? Does it go away on its own? What is the difference between Hepatitis B and jaundice?

Treatable: Hepatitis B is treatable and can go away on it's own. However, it is serious, can be transmitted to the baby, and can cause liver damage and increase the risk of liver cancer.A gastroenterologist and a maternal fetal medicine specialist should be helping to manage the hepatitis and the pregnancy.Hepatitis is one of the causes of jaundice which is the yellow color to skin and eyes due to high bilirubin ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons my 5 days old newborn has high fever during developing jaundice?

What are the possible reasons my 5 days old newborn has high fever during developing jaundice?

Needs evaluation: Any fever in a 5 day old should be evaluated at a hospital. Germs acquired in the birthing process like group b strep can quickly spread and become life threatening. Go immediately to a facility where this can be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.

Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.

Unlikely: They are both positive. The. Positive represents a protein on the blood cell, thus the mother will not have an allergic reaction to that part, the rh factor protein part. There is a chance for allergies to other parts of the cell making something anti, just not anti -rh. Usually doesn't and not a big deal generally. It is mostly in moms with an rh neg cell that gets infused with rh pos blood. ...Read more

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What are the chances a path report from a "brushing" of a liver bile duct during ercp is incorrect in a cancer dx? 87yo. Severe jaundice- no pain?

What are the chances a path report from a "brushing" of a liver bile duct during ercp is incorrect in a cancer dx? 87yo. Severe jaundice- no pain?

Slight chance: Pathologists are experts for diagnosing cancer from a single cell, in order to do that must get an intact undamaged cell, must preserve it, properly store & label it and send to cyto-pathology lab, even in presence of ca brush may miss it, all of the above can happen then will false negative results, 85 - 90 % time will not happen, will have correct diagnosis, good luck to your dad. ...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?

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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Precaution for jaundice?

Precaution for jaundice?

Avoid hepatitis.: Do you have it or do you want to avoid it? If you have it you need a diagnosis. See doc. Avoid all potential liver toxins such as alcohol and acetaminophen. If you are trying to prevent developing jaundice - get vaccinated for hep a and b if you are at risk. Do not share needles or have unprotected sex. Do not drink too much or use too much acetaminophen. Wash fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Natural cures for jaundice?

Natural cures for jaundice?

What's natural?:

Jaundice is not a disease it is more of a symptom/sign. You must find the underlying cause before you can treat it. See an MD to evaluate.

Remember, arsenic, botulinum toxin and Ebola are all natural.... but I wouldn't recommend you take any of them. ...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. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Definition)

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