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What is white jaundice?

What is white jaundice?

Jaundice: Jaundice occurs due to build-up of bilirubin which turns skin yellow. Can happen from biliary problem (liver, gall bladder, pancreas disease) or bursting red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). Sometimes, first sign of jaundice is scleral icterus (yellowing of whites of eyes). I imagine that is what is referred to as "white jaundice" which, to my knowledge, is not an official medical term. ...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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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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I have jaundice?

I have jaundice?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to check your liver function and hepatitis. ...Read more

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What is jaundice?

What is jaundice?

Don't hide, get help: Jaundice in the setting of chronic liver disease is serious stuff. Either there has been an acute insult to an already compromised liver, or liver failure is progressing. Cholestasis associated with jaundice may mean a blocked bile duct, altered blood flow to ;/or away from the liver, or worsening liver disease. Sometimes, jaundice is due to relatively benign conditions like gilbert's syndrome. ...Read more

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What is jaundice?

What is jaundice?

Buildup of bilirubin: Bilirubin is a bile pigment produced by the body. Excess accumulation in the body turns the eyes and skin yellow - jaundice.
This can be due to either increased production (certain anemias, newborn jaundice, inherited metabolism defects), or failure of elimination (bile duct blockage, liver disease). ...Read more

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Is jaundice communicable?

Is jaundice communicable?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. For example, viral hepatitis is communicable while alcoholic hepatitis is not. ...Read more

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How noticeable is jaundice?

Depends: Less so with lower level and easier as levels increase. ...Read more

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What are the causes of jaundice?

What are the causes of jaundice?

Breakdown of cells: Jaundice is caused by collection of bilirubin in the skin and conjunctivae. Bilirubin is the breakdown product of red blood cells. An excess of bilirubin may be caused by excessive breakdown of rbc, inability of the liver to either pick up, metabolize or appropriately excrete the bilirubin. There may also be obstruction to the flow of bile from the liver. ...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 the effects of jaundice?

What are the effects of jaundice?

Itching: Jaundice in and of itself doesn't cause a lot of problems. People do complain of severe itching when they are jaundiced. The most important thing to do is discover why you are jaundiced. The cause of your skin discoloration could be very serious and have multiple other side effects. ...Read more

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How long does jaundice usually last?

How long does jaundice usually last?

A week to a few mos: Essentially focusing on new born jaundice- it lasts from 1 to 2 weeks in formula fed babies. It peaks at 3 to 4 days in a term baby. In breast babies mild indirect jaundice can persist for a few months, without any harm. I recommend checking a total and direct bilirubin when jaundice persists beyond 2 weeks of age. Very high jaundice is linked to brain damage. Discuss with a physician, to be sure. ...Read more

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What causes a baby to have jaundice?

What causes a baby to have jaundice?

Work backs up: Before delivery mom's body extracts all waste products from baby & allows babies organs to grow & function at minimal levels. At birth, the work switches to baby who must process & recycle hemoglobin from fetus blood so it can be used in regular blood. If there is extra bruising at delivery or a blood incompatibility, there is more work to do. The backup produces the jaundice. ...Read more

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I need medical advice for jaundice?

Need more info..: Jaundice is just a symptom with many possible causes...infection, medications, metabolic problems, even cancer. We need more information to advise you. ...Read more

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How to know whether I have jaundice?

How to know whether I have jaundice?

Look in the mirror..: Jaundice is caused by elevation of bilirubin pigment in the blood. When it reaches critical levels it starts to discolor the whites of the eyes, urine and finally skin a yellow color. The urine turns dark like "tea". Sometimes it causes a diffuse itch without rash before skin discoloration becomes evident. If you think you are jaundice, see a doctor asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should one avoid when jaundice?

What should one avoid when jaundice?

Depends: The cause of jaundice is very variable. More details needed to answer this question. Jaundice by itself means yellow skin coloring from liver secretions but there are dozens of possible causes. ...Read more

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How can I purge jaundice from my body?

How can I purge jaundice from my body?

Find the cause: Jaundice is due to accumulation of bilirubin that turns the skin/ conjunctiva yellow, it can be due to excessive breakdown of red blood cells (sickle cell anemia), liver disease, blockage of the bile ducts, pancreatic disease, gall bladder disease etc..., treating the cause will lower the excess bilirubin. ...Read more

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Are there different types of jaundice?

Jaundice: Pre-hepatic, hepatic & post-hepatic (cholestatic).

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How long does jaundice last in adults?

How long does jaundice last in adults?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. ...Read more

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What is the diet for me with jaundice?

What is the diet for me with jaundice?

Depends.: This depends on the cause of the jaundice. In any case you should be seeing your doctor about this. I can bet you should not be drinking alcohol or taking acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is jaundice? How do they treat it?

What is jaundice? How do they treat it?

Yellow skin & eyes: Jaundice refers to yellowing of skin & eyes from excess bilirubin, a breakdown product of red blood cells. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/children/digestive-diseases-jaundice & http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/jaundice/article_em. Htm for more info. Treatment depends upon cause. ...Read more

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Can I catch jaundice from someone else?

Can I catch jaundice from someone else?

No: You can catch hepatitis from somebody else. Hepatitis can lead to jaundice, but you can't directly catch jaundice from somebody else. ...Read more

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If you have jaundice what does that mean?

If you have jaundice what does that mean?

Usually is means ur: Liver is in trouble, either it cannot drain due to obstruction of a duct, or it cannot make the bilirubin pigment enter the cell or be converted to a soluble form. Excess destruction of red cells is another issue (hemolysis). Liver function and biliary drainage ducts are the places to look. ...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 can be done for someone with jaundice?

Jaundice: You need to find cause of jaundice and see physician ...Read more

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How can I tell if jaundice is getting worse?

Lab test, skin color: If the skin looks like it is getting deeper yellow, then the jaundice is getting worse. Other places to look are the urine and the stool. Jaundice will make your urine very dark yellow and your stools will be pale gray. The most accurate way to tell is by a blood test for the total bilirubin level. ...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