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What's causing yellow colored skin around my eyes?

What's causing yellow colored skin around my eyes?

Xanthlasma?: Could be fat accumulation and leading to raised plaques called xanthelasmas. These can happen with abnormal lipid profile, esp-familial conditions. You are very young, but if you have it just around eyes, and are raised aareas and not flat and not involving rest of face, need to look for similar raised skin lesions over elbows, neck, cald tendon, other joint areas. Need to get lipid profile checked. ...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


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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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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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Causes of yellow skin around eyes, like a black eye but color yellow. Eyes white, no yellow skin anywhere else.

Causes of yellow skin around eyes, like a black eye but color yellow. Eyes white, no yellow skin anywhere else.

Xanthelasma: Sounds like xanthelasma. This is benign, and can be surgically removed for cosmetic reasons. ...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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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?

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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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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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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Yellow eyes and yellow skin, belly pain, nausea--what is happening?

Yellow eyes and yellow skin, belly pain, nausea--what is happening?

Serious condition : You need to see your doctor asap it may be hepatitis a, b, c, gall bladder disease like stones and/or infection
panreatitis or cancer of pancreas
stomach cancer with liver metastasis
cancer of liver, primary or metastatic
you need a physical exam and history, blood and urine test, imaging of abdomen like ultrasound and cat scan of abdomen to make the diagnosis and treatment the commonest cause is gall blad. ...Read more

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Why do I get temporary yellow skin? Not yellow in the eyes but the whole body. I have no anemia, but a pheochromocytoma, what can it be? Pheo related?

Why do I get temporary yellow skin? Not yellow in the eyes but the whole body. I have no anemia, but a pheochromocytoma, what can it be? Pheo related?

Pheochromocytoma: You need to get this pheo treated. The bursts of adrenaline can be fatal. The bursts of adrenaline can make your skin pale, which may be perceived as yellow, depending on your natural color. There are characteristic skin tingling sensations, or itching with pheo. Other hormones can be abnormal too (pth, calcitonin) in certain varieties of pheo. This condition is rare, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic cholestasis over yrs when taking OTC meds/herbs esp caffeine, severe flares of pruritis and back cramps, no yellow skin or eyes, any ideas? Ty

Chronic cholestasis over yrs when taking OTC meds/herbs esp caffeine, severe flares of pruritis and back cramps, no yellow skin or eyes, any ideas? Ty

Liver disease??: I suspect that your liver is affected by some type of disorder. You should send us your liver Function test(LFTs) results in order to assess the degree of cholestasis. Have you consulted a liver specialist(Hepatologist)?? If not, you should seek a second opinion to provide you the best available advice and treatment and to know your diagnosis(Cholestasis is not a diagnosis by itself) ...Read more

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I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am I right?

Jaundiced?: His/her symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. This can be serious, may worsen, & deserves urgent physical examination & lab testing. Please get him/her to see a doctor or to present to the emergency room. And absolutely no alcohol. Yes, you're right on the money! ...Read more

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Hurting in between the ribs hurts to breathe yellow eyes and yellow skin hurting in between rib like gas sick stomach yellow tint in eyes and skin

Hurting in between the ribs hurts to breathe yellow eyes and yellow skin hurting in between rib like gas sick stomach yellow tint in eyes and skin

Hello. : Hello. You sound ill. The yellowing of your skin and eyes is called jaundice. You may have a problem with your liver. It is very important that you get medically evaluated. Don't put this off. Take care. ...Read more

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LFT on 19.09- bilirubin 0.5, sgot 28,sgpt 51. Had paracetamol 2g/day for 15 days upto 31.08. Now itchiness, yellow skin & eyes. Is it liver damage?

LFT on 19.09- bilirubin 0.5, sgot 28,sgpt 51. Had paracetamol 2g/day for 15 days upto 31.08. Now itchiness, yellow skin & eyes. Is it liver damage?

Repeat tests: Why taking this med? Unless you are very small this is not a toxic dose. Any alcoholic drinks? Are you ill? Mononucleosis? Hepatitis? Why were liver tests done Sept 9? Now it is 2 weeks later. You have had no acetominophen for over 3 weeks? Any other meds? ...Read more

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I had stitches removed yesterday around my eye. Today I notice there is yellow skin like on the closed wound. Is that normal?

I had stitches removed yesterday around my eye. Today I notice there is yellow skin like on the closed wound. Is that normal?

Can be: The skin is often discolored by blood that is being metabolized. If it does not resolve, see the doctor who put the stitches in. ...Read more

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What does a yellow skin layer over the eye mean?

What does a yellow skin layer over the eye mean?

?xanthalasma: A picture is very valuable for this. Xanthalasma is a possible diagnosis. They Often occur in people of Asian or Mediterranean decent and are symptomless. They may be familial. They may or may not occur in individuals with high cholesterol. A visit to an Ophthalmologist is helpful for diagnosis. They can be removed if interested. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a yellow skin layer over the eye?

What does it mean to have a yellow skin layer over the eye?

A few things: A yellow discoloration of the white part of the eye could be due to sun damage. Another possibility is scleral icterus. This is when the bilirubin is high in the blood and it deposits in the tissues, including the eye. This is a serious medical sign because many bad diseases, including cancer, can cause this. ...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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My mom had severe COPD. Noticed the whites of her eyes are yellow (no other signs of jaundice). Possible cause due to COPD? Action recommended?

My mom had severe COPD.  Noticed the whites of her eyes are yellow (no other signs of jaundice).  Possible cause due to COPD? Action recommended?

Not good: Be sure!
Jaundice is a bad sign of obstruction or disease of liver, bile ducts, pancreas.
Severe COPD can give right heart failure and back pressure on liver veins and congestion. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline cause jaundice? I don't take it now but my eyes are a bit yellow with indirect billirubin a bit elevated should I avoid this

Does doxycycline cause jaundice?  I don't take it now but my eyes are a bit yellow with indirect billirubin a bit elevated should I avoid this

Yes avoid it: Doxycycline and other tetracycline type antibiotics can cause jaundice and elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes. Check with your doctor to make sure the jaundice resolves and that there is no other cause. If you have had this reaction to doxycycline then it would be good to avoid all tetracycline type drugs in the future. ...Read more

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What causes yellow eye color or jaundice in sickle cell patients?

What causes yellow eye color or jaundice in sickle cell patients?

Excess bilirubin: Higher amount of bilirubin produced over a level of normal excretion in sickle cell patients result in staining of sclera in eye and skin. ...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