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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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What are common symptoms and signs of biliary atresia?

What are common symptoms and signs of biliary atresia?

Jaundice: Persistent jaundice in the newborn which is of the direct type or conjugated type is the early sign of biliary atresia. If it goes undetected in the newborn period, the child can develop liver failure. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea after eating. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain abdominal pain that radiates to your back abdominal pain that feels worse after eating nausea vomiting tenderness when touching the abdomen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

What are the symptoms of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

Several: Some patients may be asymptomatic, but others have symptoms that range from exertional fatigue to overt anginal chest pain, to exertional shortness of breath, to overt heart failure with severe shortness of breath on low levels of exertion. The extreme involves syncope from near fatal or fatal ventricular arrhythmias, to fatal or non-fatal myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bilary cirrhosis?

What are the symptoms of bilary cirrhosis?

Jaundice & itching: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune phenomenon and may be associated with damage to other organs. The prominent symptoms of biliary cirrhosis are jaundice and itching. With progression symptoms of liver failure, e.g., edema, bleeding, ascites etc appear. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of biliary cirrhosis?

What are the symptoms of biliary cirrhosis?

Jaundice & itching: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune phenomenon and may be associated with damage to other organs. The prominent symptoms of biliary cirrhosis are jaundice and itching. With progression symptoms of liver failure, e.g., edema, bleeding, ascites etc appear. ...Read more

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What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None: Early on primary biliary cirrhosis can be associated with little or no symptoms at all, just like many chronic liver diseases. As the disease progresses, however, many people start experiencing chronic fatigue & weakness, jaundice and itching (from bilirubin build up in skin), followed by complications of cirrhosis such as ascites & malnutrition. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of biliary atresia?

Jaundice: Yellow discoloration of the whites of eyes, skin, darkening of urine and pale acholic stools. Elevation of direct bilirubin. Absence of gall bladder on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Describe the features of biliary cirrhosis.?

Describe the features of biliary cirrhosis.?

Liver failure: There are many things that happen with cirrhosis, depending on how severe it is. These include confusion, bleeding from the GI tract, jaundice, fluid buildup in the belly, increased risk for liver cancer, and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic liver disease?

What are the symptoms of chronic liver disease?

Maybe none: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Some esld causes: viral infection (b, c, CMV are common), familial (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, others), toxic/environmental/occupational, alcohol related. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction?

What are signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction?

Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. ...Read more

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Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Pain and vomiting: The usual symptoms if a bowel obstruction include campy abdominal pain and abdominal distension and vomiting and decreased vowel movements hospital admission is required. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver failure?

Symptoms of liver failure?

Jaundice: Liver failure is usually do to some inflammatory process damaging the liver. Jaundice, nausea, vomitting, itching, bruising and bleeding are associated woth liver failire. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, easy fatiguability, muscle weakness, chronic cough, repeated infections, lower extremity swelling, and so on. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with hemolytic disease of newborn?

What are the symptoms associated with hemolytic disease of newborn?

Jaundice and anemia: Hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn) may develop when a mother and her unborn baby have different blood types. The mother produces substances called antibodies that attack the developing baby's red blood cells. The most common form of hdn is ABO incompatibility, which is usually not very severe. The least common form is rh incompatibility, which can be very severe, but can be prevented. ...Read more

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Why the obstructive jaundice causing bradycardia?

Why the obstructive jaundice causing bradycardia?

Do not know: lncreased levels of serum bilirubin are known to limit the conduction of electrical impulse by the SA nodes of heart which in turn results in bradycardia (i.e. heart rate of up to 50 beats per minute). Exact mechanism by which jaundice leads to development of bradycardia is stilI not known even after hundred years of publication. ...Read more

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Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs...: Classic signs and symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough (often with sputum production), decreased or increased sleep, decreased appetite, weight loss or weight gain (especially with fluid retention), decreased oxygen level in blood, decreased activity level, etc. The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function testing, which can occur without any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the usual surgeries a person with obstructive jaundice should undergo?just the common ones.

What are the usual surgeries a person with obstructive jaundice should undergo?just the common ones.

Surgeries.: It depends upon what's causing the obstructive jaundice. A person having obstructive jaundice needs to see a gastroenterologist first to find out the cause. Treatments and surgeries depend upon the causative factor. ...Read more

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What leads to obstructive jaundice(distal cbd obstruction) secondary to choledocholithias with cholangitis?

Usually a gallstone: Usually a gallstone causing obstruction of the common bile duct can cause sudden painful jaundice, sometimes with associated cholangitis (infection of the bile) This requires drainage and extraction of the stone from the common bile duct with a procedure call ERCP. Other causes can be tumors causing obstruction, which is more often painless and gradual. ...Read more

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Why the obstructive jaundice causing bradycardia?

Do not know: lncreased levels of serum bilirubin are known to limit the conduction of electrical impulse by the SA nodes of heart which in turn results in bradycardia (i.e. heart rate of up to 50 beats per minute). Exact mechanism by which jaundice leads to development of bradycardia is stilI not known even after hundred years of publication. ...Read more

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Conjugated bilirubin is 0.50 mg/dl, and total bilirubin 0.78 mg/dl, is there any chance of obstructive jaundice? Is this normal?

Conjugated bilirubin is 0.50 mg/dl, and total bilirubin 0.78 mg/dl, is there any chance of obstructive jaundice? Is this normal?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, what you provided is well within normal limits. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Sgpt 950 alkaline phosphatase 298 total bilirubin 5.5 direct bilirubin 4.4 kindly answer cause obstructive jaundice or hepatitis?

Liver functions: Both are possible. Need to also exclude alcohol abuse. If you do not drink excessive alcohol the check with your physician (for liver scan, CT etc.) ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of jaundice & diabetes?

What are the symptoms of jaundice & diabetes?

Various: Dm and jaundice are not necessarily related unless due to a lesion in the head of the pancreas that is causing obstruction. Jaundice is yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin if more severe and diabetes sx included, increased thirst, urination, blurred vision, stomach pain, numbness/tingling, burning of the feet and hands if bad enough. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of jaundice in an infant?

What are the symptoms of jaundice in an infant?

They look yellow: Jaundiced babies take on a yellowish skin tone that can be evident in the white of their eyes.They will also have some looser stools & may not feed well. ...Read more

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Jaundice is one of the symptoms of galactosaemia but what happens in galactosaemia that actually causes it?

Jaundice is one of the symptoms of galactosaemia but what happens in galactosaemia that actually causes it?

Galactose liver toxi: Because in galactosemia there is bodys ability to metabolise galactose due to deficiency of liver enzymes needed for that.It causes accumulation of galactose in the body and it damages the liver and that is the cause of jaundice.If not corrected by lactose(breaks down in body into galactose&glucose) free diet.Lactose is the sugar in human and cows milk.So these babies are given soybean milk etc. ...Read more

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Why is it that jaundice is a symptom of gallstones?

Why is it that jaundice is a symptom of gallstones?

Liver Blockage: On occasion, gallstones may exit the gallbladder and get stuck in the tube that connects the liver to the intestinal tract, called the bile duct. Obstruction of the bile duct may impair liver function, leading to jaundice and abnormal elevation of the liver enzymes. Stones in the bile duct can be much more serious than gallbladder stones and should be addressed urgently. ...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 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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What symptoms can be associated with jaundice?

What symptoms can be associated with jaundice?

It depends: Jaundice is a symptom of liver disease or hemolysis. Depending on the cause of the jaundice (assuming it is liver disease), associated symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, weight loss, fever, pale grey stools, dark urine, and diffuse itching. ...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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How long do jaundice symptoms generally last with hep b?

How long do jaundice symptoms generally last with hep b?

Variable: The length of jaundice in hepatitis B cases varies from case to case. Cases can be mild or severe and the degree of liver inflammation determines the severity and length of jaundice from days to weeks. Staining of the skin from jaundice can last longer than the actual liver inflammation. ...Read more

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Respected sirs what is white jaundice and it's symptoms? Plz give ur kind information sirs

Respected sirs what is white jaundice and it's symptoms? Plz give ur kind information sirs

Not a medical term: White jaundice is not a medial term. It has been used in some cultures to describe jaundice with white stools. This would be the case of complete obstructive jaundice where bilirubin secreted by the liver which turns stools brown is absent. ...Read more

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Why dose the jaundice consider to be a symptom for cretinism .. if you may describe in details?

Why dose the jaundice consider to be a symptom for cretinism  .. if you may describe in details?

Cretinism: Cretinism is congenital hypothyroidism is associated with decreased muscle tone, enlarged tongue, mental retardation, jaundice and deaf mutism. The jaundice is likely due to a deficiency of the enE in the liver that converts bilirubin to a form that can be easily excreted. Newborns have mild deficiency in this hormone and on babies with cretinism the deficiency is worse and leads to jaundice. ...Read more

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My son has every sign and symptom of a liver problem but the jaundice is very hard to notice. Is that normal?

My son has every sign and symptom of a liver problem but the jaundice is very hard to notice. Is that normal?

?Gilbert Syndrome?: It is possible that he has the common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin, gilbert's syndrome, and is found in up to 5% of the population. The build-up of bilirubin can cause mild jaundice, but usually nothing else. Usually the liver can breakdown bilirubin quickly and u pee it out, but in this case it can't do it fast, thus a build up. But the level is usually harmless. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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