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Do I have jaundice? If so, what's the cause? I have noticed over the past few weeks that the whites of my eyes have a yellow tint to them. I have also been extremely tired, had stomach pains, weight loss occurring over a period of months, and for the past

Do I have jaundice? If so, what's the cause? I have noticed over the past few weeks that the whites of my eyes have a yellow tint to them. I have also been extremely tired, had stomach pains, weight loss occurring over a period of months, and for the past

If : If your eyes are yellowing, you may have jaundice. The weight loss, fatigue and abdominal pain are concerning. Althought I can't diagnose your symptoms; it is very important that this be evaluated. You need to be tested to ensure that your liver is healthy. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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With jaundice, orange urine and weight loss present. How long does a person with pancreatic cancer usually have?

With jaundice, orange urine and weight loss present. How long does a person with pancreatic cancer usually have?

Don't give up: If it's a small tumor in the head of the pancreas, then you may still have a chance at a cure. There are high-risk super-aggressive surgeries that are producing a higher cure rate than in the past. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause jaundice around the eyes?

Can smoking cause jaundice around the eyes?

No: Smoking by itself does not lead to jaundice. Jaundice is due to increased bilirubin from liver problems. ...Read more

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Does it only take a bit of bile to make your eyes jaundice?

Does it only take a bit of bile to make your eyes jaundice?

Gilbert's or more?: Gilbert's is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl). It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in recurrent jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. However, new onset jaundice can be caused by life-threatening pathology that warrants evaluation now. ...Read more

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Why does jaundice turn your eyes and skin yellow?

Why does jaundice turn your eyes and skin yellow?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice is yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood). Hyperbilirubinemia uusally related to liver disease or bile duct obstruction, can be seen in hepatitis and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Why does jaundice make your skin and eyes turn yellow?

Why does jaundice make your skin and eyes turn yellow?

Jaundice: The pigment present in bile gives the yellow discoloration to the skin, urine and sclera in eyes. ...Read more

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If eyes and skin is light yellow colour. Does it mean jaundice?

If eyes and skin is light yellow colour. Does it mean jaundice?

Possibly: Those are all classic signs of jaundice and should be checked. ...Read more

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If my skin or eyes are not yellow, should I worry about jaundice?

If my skin or eyes are not yellow, should I worry about jaundice?

No: However, abnormal levels of bilirubin (which causes jaundice) which are low may not alter the color of the skin and eyes. If you have a concern about this for some reason, get your doctor to order the appropriate test. ...Read more

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No jaundice but yellow eyes. Any cure please? I am 21 and yellow eyes are embrassing.

No jaundice but yellow eyes. Any cure please? I am 21 and yellow eyes are embrassing.

Go to the Doctor: You need to find out why your eyes are yellow. There are several very significant possibilities. The doctor must do some testing. ...Read more

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My new born has jaundice, she is normal feeding well how long will her eyes remain yellowish she is 22 days now?

My new born has jaundice, she is normal feeding well how long will her eyes remain yellowish she is 22 days now?

Jaundice: It could be breast milk jaundice which is common in breast fed babies. It could go away by disrupting breadth feeding for 24 hours. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I wondered how can you tell if your eyes are jaundice because sometimes I thought my eyes looked jaundice but it was just vains?

Hi doctor I wondered how can you tell if your eyes are jaundice because sometimes I thought my eyes looked jaundice but it was just vains?

Red vs yellow: Jaundice stains the sclera and produces a generalized yellowing of the eye. Veins are reddish and when irritated may dilate and cause diffuse redness. Look at the color to compare. Also, jaundice comes from liver damage which does not come and go, so if the yellow has started and doesn't go away, then you need to see a GI doctor for liver analysis especially if you know you are at risk. ...Read more

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Is yellow eyes a result of jaundice or pyridine?

Is yellow eyes a result of jaundice or pyridine?

It could be. : "Yellow eyes" comes from increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. It can subsequently causes staining in the conjunctiva and skin. Bilirubin comes from breakdown of red blood cells in the spleen which are removed via the liver. Since exposure to pyridine can cause liver damage, if there is enough exposure, it may be possible that bilirubin levels may increase. ...Read more

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Can jaundice show up in the eyes only?

Can jaundice show up in the eyes only?

Sometimes first: Jaundice is the descriptive term for a yellowing of the body tissues due to liver illness in which the bilirubin metabolism is disturbed and collects in the body. As it is yellow, it stains tissue and sometimes the eye is the first noticed since the normal whites of the eyes turn yellowish. But if you see it there, it will not be long before the rest of the body changes. Liver evaluation needed. ...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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My father has jaundice in his eyes, what could it be?

My father has jaundice in his eyes, what could it be?

Likely liver related: The first thought in an adult would be an acute hepatitis (liver infection) that prevents the breakdown of metabolic wastes by the liver & they back up in the blood, leading to jaundice. Other forms of liver disease, poor function are other possibilities. All deserve a visit to the doctor. ...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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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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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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Does having yellow eyes or skin mean you have jaundice?

Most likely: These findings require medical evaluation, though other things can cause it need to rule out jaundice with some simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Can there be a reason besides jaundice for yellow eyes?

Can there be a reason besides jaundice for yellow eyes?

Yes: The yellow color that is on the sclera (white part) near the iris (colored part) is a normal aging growth called a pinguecula. ...Read more

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If itching was caused by jaundice. Would my skin or eyes be visibly yellow?

If itching was caused by jaundice. Would my skin or eyes be visibly yellow?

Obstructive jaundice: Itching happens in the obstructive jaundice. The other type called hemolytic jaundice,happening from excess breakdown of red blood cells don't cause itching. When the level of bilirubin exceeds 2-3 mg, you can start seeing the jaundice. The jaundice you see in the sclera is not related to itching,but on how much bilirubin- the jaundice pigment is in the blood. ...Read more

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Hi doctors if a person was jaundice would it be hard to tell or easy because im not sure how yellow eyes have to be?

Hi doctors if a person was jaundice would it be hard to tell or easy because im not sure how yellow eyes have to be?

Can be subtle: It can be subtle. Darker-skinned people can have a natural yellowish-tinge to the sclera ("whites") of their eyes which may be normal, but if there is a change from a persons usual skin tone or eye color and it becomes more yellow, that would be a reason to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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If someone has been an alcoholic for 28 years, and their eyes are pale yellow, could this be jaundice?

If someone has been an alcoholic for 28 years, and their eyes are pale yellow, could this be jaundice?

Yes: It is also called yellow jaundice and shows up as yellow color in the whites of the eyes. ...Read more

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How can I cure jaundice in my eyes?

How can I cure jaundice in my eyes?

Treat the bilirubin: The yellow color of jaundice in your eyes will go away when the level of bilirubin decreases in your blood. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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