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Doctor insights on: Severe Jaundice Liver And Kidney Failure

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Why does liver and kidney failure lead to eyes turning yellow and skin jaundiced?

Why does liver and kidney failure lead to eyes turning yellow and skin jaundiced?

Bilirubin : Bilirubin will accumulate because the liver cannot metabolize it and the kidneys cannot excrete the bilirubin, hence the yellow jaundice. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?

For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?

Failure of organs: The person you are describing is clearly very, very sick. He appears to have jaundice due to his bilirubin being elevated with is seen in liver disease caused by many different etiologies. If he has kidney failure, this may be due acute kidney failure caused by hypotension or a less common fatal condition called hepato-renal syndrome. Ask the patient's doctors for more information. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival If someone has hepatitis C, meningitis, liver and kidney failure?

What are the chances of survival If someone has hepatitis C, meningitis, liver and kidney failure?

Difficult to answer: is there liver cirrhosis? what type of meningitis? did it spread to the blood? how bad is the kidney failure? ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends: There has been a large amount of literature that has come out regaarding the elderly with advanced kidney disease and delaying dialysis. People actually do bette rwithout dialysis if they have no symptoms related to kidney failure(volume overload, uremia, etc). Some patients can live years without significant symproms or compromise, while others may need dialysis earlier. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

Treat it fast: This organs all are affecting each other. Congestive heart failure affects liver and both cause kidney problem. It's possible to control heart, liver and kidney failure by specific measures and medications in most of the cases. ...Read more

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I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?

I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?

Doctor will do tests: Bruises mean blood leaked out of vessels in the skin. The liver makes important blood-clotting factors, so liver disease can increase bleeding & bruising. Healthy kidneys are important in vitamin d and calcium metabolism, so kidneys play a role in blood clotting. A doctor must evaluate & do tests, because other serious problems cause bruising, such as low platelets, leukemias, drug effects, etc... ...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


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more