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What causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow and how is it treated?

What causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow and how is it treated?

See below: Could be scleral icterus: a manifestation of jaundice. High blood levels of bilirubin due to liver or biliary disease can cause this. The underlying cause must be treated to clear the eyes. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

Pigment changes: There are several causes of color changes in the white of the eyes. Most commonly, there is a slow yellowing that can occur with time. As well, increase in the size of small blood vessels can dull the white appearance. Rarely, jaundice and other diseases can affect the white of the eye. Any change in the eyes' color should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will leaving contacts in cause thr whites of your eyes to turn yellow?

Need doctor's help! Will leaving contacts in cause thr whites of your eyes to turn yellow?

Contact lens use: Will not cause the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. This typically occurs with aging and chronic sunlight exposure. Also more significantly, yellowing of the eyes can be a sign of jaundice. If you are concerned about this, make sure you tell your physician about this. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of eyes to turn yellow?

What causes the whites of eyes to turn yellow?

Increased bilirubin: There are multiple causes for increased serum bilirubin. Major ones are a. Hereditary hemolytic anemias. B. Liver disease. See your primary care dr. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of your eyes to be a lillte yellow?

What causes the whites of your eyes to be a lillte yellow?

Could be jaundice.: The entire white of both eyes being yellow is a sign of jaundice due to liver function abnormalities. The most common cause of this a a hereditary absence of a liver enzyme causing mild elevation of the serum bilirubin. Other causes include hepatitis. You should be checked. ...Read more

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What causes the skin under my eyes to turn yellow?

What causes the skin under my eyes to turn yellow?

Yellow eyes: Yellow eyes are usually a symptoms of Jaundice, which is due to increased bilirubin from liver dysfunction. May be due to liver dysfunction from hepatitis, viral or due to chemicals includiing alcohol, or from occlusion of the bile duct from stones or a mass, or inflammation or intrinsic liver diseases like Gilbert's or liver mass/ cancer. Please follow up with doc today ...Read more

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What is the name of the disease causes vomiting and eyes to turn yellow?

What is the name of the disease causes vomiting and eyes to turn yellow?

Many diseases: You are probably thinking about hepatitis, but other diseases can cause the same, such as pancreatitis, malaria etc... ...Read more

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What causes the white part of the eyes to turn yellow and blurred vision?

What causes the white part of the eyes to turn yellow and blurred vision?

Depends: Seek medical attention. Diseases of the liver, resulting in high levels of bilirubin, causes the whites of the eye to appear yellow. Your skin may also be yellow (jaundice). Blurred vision can be a result of the systemic effects of diseases of the liver. Your doctor will be able to determine if you need treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of yellowed eyes?

Seek out a doctor!: The yellowing of the eyes, or jaundice, is usually caused by a serious medical problem of the liver. Please see a medical doctor today. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What causes yellow flash when my eyes are closed?

What causes yellow flash when my eyes are closed?

Flashes: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; when it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes?

What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes?

Jaundice/Icterus: 44 year old female asks What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes Yellowing of skin & white of the eye is called Jaundice/ Icterus and is due to too much Bilirubin circulating in the body resultant from Liver Inflammation/ Infection &/ or Obstruction of the ducts that send bile into the Digestive tract from the liver or Gall Bladder. Can also be from too much Red Blood Cell breakdown. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are slighly yellow/off white. What causes this and is there anything that can treat it?

The whites of my eyes are slighly yellow/off white. What causes this and is there anything that can treat it?

This is jaundice: Yellowing of the eyes suggests possible liver issues. This condition is called jaundice. This may represent a serious medical condition and warrants urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are taking on a glassy, slightly yellow hue over the last year. Do you what could be the cause?

Yellow: True yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes is seen with jaundice caused by blockage in bile ducts, inflammation of the liver, or destruction of red blood cells. In these conditions the urine is brownish and stools are claycolored. My guess is that you don't have jaundice. See your physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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What causes yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: Jaundice resulting from liver disease can cause this. Far more common though is superficial pigmentation of the ocular tissues that appears yellow. This is very common in darker skinned individuals. This is usually benign and not treated. However, an evaluation by an eyemd is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes of yellow eyes?

What causes of yellow eyes?

Jaundice: This is the buildup of bile pigments which is the result of liver or gall bladder disease. Incomplete excretion of these pigments stains the sclera yellow. With resolution of the problem, the white of the eye will return to normal. Good idea to see your gastroenterologist or primary care doctor soon! ...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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Could contipation cause yellow eyes?

Could contipation cause yellow eyes?

It should not: Constipation itself should not cause yellowing of your eyes/skin, but diseases of the liver/gallblader system can cause constipations and yellowing of eyes/skin. If you your eyes are turning yellow, I would consult doc for an eval--likely elevated bilirubin levels from excess red blood cell breakdown and/or liver/gallbladder/pancreas trouble. So, don't ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow eyes besides hepatitis?

What could cause yellow eyes besides hepatitis?

Hemolysis, obstruct: Hemolysis (red blood cell destruction) can cause jaundice as can biliary obstruction from gallstones or pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes the yellow deposits in the eyes of my 3 year old?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes the yellow deposits in the eyes of my 3 year old?

See eye doctor: To have the yellow deposits evaluated and get the correct answer. Vision is too important for guessing. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow slightly raised spots to form on the whites of my eyes and remain there for the past 3 months?

What could cause yellow slightly raised spots to form on the whites of my eyes and remain there for the past 3 months?

Pinguecula: These are likely pinguecula. They are the likely result of exposure to sun, wind, and dust over time.
They typically form on the "white" of the eye between the two eyelids. Please wear sunglasses.
Eye drops can be used if they become irritated.

obviously an eye exam is needed to confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

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Not the white of his eyes, but the color of my bfs eyes are turning yellow. Anyone have any idea what could cause this?

Not the white of his eyes, but the color of my bfs eyes are turning yellow. Anyone have any idea what could cause this?

Jaundice: Send a photo to confirm but is may be Jaundice which can be due to multiple issues like liver issues, hepatitis. Consult with us to help him better. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause liver issues as like slight yellowing of the eyes very light. Or pain near or on the liver? Pls help a little worried.

Can endometriosis cause liver issues as like slight yellowing of the eyes very light. Or pain near or on the liver? Pls help a little worried.

Not Jaundice: If you are having yellowish discoloration of skin and eye; get examined. It can be from Alcohol, medicine like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) viral infection etc. Not from Endimetriosis ...Read more

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What liver disease causes yellow eyes?

What liver disease causes yellow eyes?

Many: Almost any liver issue can ultimately include jaundice or yellow eyes. This would include biliary obstruction, hepatitis, and cirrhosis to name a few broad areas. ...Read more

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My husband has orangy yellow eyelids on both eyes. It comes and goes. What could cause this?

The best way: To diagnose this is by uploading a high-definition photo of his eyes to the Healthatp doctor on call. Also how long has this been observed: months or years? ...Read more

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My eyes are yellow and red I went and had liver test done and everything was normal so what else could be the cause?

More tests needed: If your eyes are yellow--this must represent increased bilirubin, which may be from an hemolytic anemia. Many causes including virus or bacterial infection, immunologic causes or medication influence on red blood cells. A careful history and physical plus appropriate lab tests should be done--ii am not clear on the red eye problem. Please be more specific when you see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had yellow eyes for the past approx 3 months. I have had bloodwork done and all came back ok. What could be the cause?

Liver disease: If it is not jaundice, it may be caroteinemia- eating too much of pigmented food like carrots.
What is the colour of your urine? ...Read more

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My eyes and skin are turning yellow? I was sepsis and I have heard it can be caused from this

My eyes and skin are turning yellow? I was sepsis and I have heard it can be caused from this

Get to an ED: You could have liver failure or hepatitis or another cause of jaundice. This is never a trivial condition. Please don't sit on it. Good luck. ...Read more

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About 1 1/2 weeks ago, I took 10 grams tylenol (acetaminophen) my skin is now very yellow and my eyes are a bit yellow. Even my vision is slightly yellow. Causes?

About 1 1/2 weeks ago, I took 10 grams tylenol (acetaminophen) my skin is now very yellow and my eyes are a bit yellow. Even my vision is slightly yellow. Causes?

Go to an ER: That is a very toxic dose of acetaminophen, a known hepatotoxin (liver toxin). Treatment is possible but liver failure is a strong possibility. Please seek medical attention as soon as possible. Do not wait. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause a baby to have yellow eyes?

Can a sinus infection cause a baby to have yellow eyes?

No: Frontal sinuses are located just above the nose and are not formed in an young child; maxillary sinuses that are located on either side of the nose do not get blocked as they have a large opening. So, sinus infections do not happen in infants. Yellow eyes are from jaundice or severe cases of hypercarotenemia. So, if the eyes are yellow, the infant needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...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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Do lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me, I'm getting worried I'm just a teenager. Thank you

Do lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me, I'm getting worried I'm just a teenager. Thank you

No. A yellow stain: In the sclerae may be jaundice, deposits of the bile pigment bilirubin, from liver diseases like viral hepatitis. Also, 10% of Malaysian kids have an inherited gene mutation that causes G6PD Deficiency. You may have it & never know till you eat a food or take a medicine that causes your Red Blood Cells to break down too fast, which can cause jaundice. Don't fret; do see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me because I was getting worried. I'm just a teenager.

Can lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me because I was getting worried. I'm just a teenager.

Yellow eyes are: Something that your doctor needs to see. It sounds like you also have difficulty sleeping. Please see your doc for an exam. He/she will be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are causes of whites of eyes being yellow, yellow stools with mucus, pain in middle of right rib cage occasionally?

Possible jaundice: If both your sclera (white part if eyes) is yellow, that can be due to jaundice which has to do with your liver...You should see a family doctor to have some blood work and check your liver enzymes. ...Read more