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What is jaundice? How do doctors test for it and treat it?

What is jaundice? How do doctors test for it and treat it?

Yellow discoloration: This is a discoloration of your skin and the whites of your eyes. It is due to some problem with your liver. There could be many different causes including hepatitis, cancer of the pancreas etcetera. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is also known as Yellow Eyes And Skin. 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 is the definition or description of: blood test for jaundice?

What is the definition or description of: blood test for jaundice?

Increased bilirubin: Jaundice is a layman's term for elevated bilirubin in the blood, often visible as a yellow color in the eyes and skin. Bilirubin is a break down product of hemoglobin, done in the liver, so it often indicates liver problems. There are many causes of elev bilirubin, so blood tests are helpful to differentiate between these many causes. ...Read more

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My 3month old boy is healthy, but he has slow weight gain, born 5.15 @3 months 8.8, doc did blood test AST 50 ALT 29. Any thoughts? He is not jaundice

My 3month old boy is healthy, but he has slow weight gain, born 5.15 @3 months 8.8, doc did blood test AST 50 ALT 29. Any thoughts? He is not jaundice

Back again,: Did someone tell you his weight gain was slow? Because it seems spot on target to me. You son should double his birth weight by 5 months. He seems to be right on track for that. Was he a premie? Is there some other reason you are expecting greater weight gains? A gain of 1.2- 2 lbs. per month is to be expected. Your son is right there in those ranges. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i got jaundice recently and im taking tablets. Im eating food without oil. Please suggest me diet to be followed.

Hi doctor i got jaundice recently and im taking tablets. Im eating food without oil. Please suggest me diet to be followed.

See doc.: There can be no recommendation until one knows why you have jaundice. Jaundice is a symptom of an underlying disorder which can be anything from minor inconvenience to life threatening. Not sure what tablets you are taking, but they could be part of the problem. You should see doc. ...Read more

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My jaundice, level is 3 .5, in how many weeks will i recover? I am under treatment of a doctor

Depends: It depends on the underlying cause, how high your bilirubin peaked and when this happend. It can take days to weeks depending if it is an acute or chronic problem based on your underlying liver disease. The good thing is that you are under a care of a doctor so they will have your bilirubin lab trends and should be able to answer your question more accurately. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i was wondering how long does it take for a person to become jaundice after the bile ducts are blocked?

Hi doctor i was wondering how long does it take for a person to become jaundice after the bile ducts are blocked?

Bile ducts: It depends on the reason for the blockage. If a bile duct becomes completely occluded abruptly, jaundice will occur within 1 to 2 days, but the length of time would vary greatly if the process slowly occludes the bile duct. Good luck. ...Read more

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My uncle has stone in his gall bladder , therefore he is also suffering from jaundice . Does the doctors operate in this condition .?

My uncle has stone in his gall bladder , therefore he is also suffering from jaundice . Does the doctors operate in this condition .?

ERCP.: There are many options and a gastroenterologist may first try a sphincter otomy or to retrieve the stone depending on his condition and the size and location of the stone. More invasive surgery may be requires as well. ...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

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more


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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Yellow skin may be seen in jaundice, which is an increased level of bilirubin in the blood, generally caused by liver disease, gall bladder ...Read more