Top
20
Doctor insights on: Why Do Gallstones Cause Jaundice

Share
1

1
Why do gallstones cause jaundice?

Why do gallstones cause jaundice?

Blockage of bile: They can block bile from exiting the liver. This prevents the liver from getting rid of bilirubin, which is bright yellow in color, and builds up in th eblood and stains skin and eye sclerae - this is what's known as jaundice. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
Why does gallbladder cancer lead to jaundice?

Why does gallbladder cancer lead to jaundice?

The main duct: Draining the liver (common bile duct) collects the drainage from the gall bladder when the cystic duct joins. The gall bladder in intimately position with the liver, and gb cancer can lead to nodes obstructing these ducts or invasion directly into the liver. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How do gallstones produce pale feces and jaundice?

How do gallstones produce pale feces and jaundice?

Duct Blockage: Gallstones can cause pale stools and jaundice when they block ducts leading from the gallbladder and liver to the small intestine. Bile is largely responsible for the brown color of feces. Bile duct obstruction prevents bile from entering the small intestine. When the duct from the liver are blocked, bilirubin can't be secreted so it backs up into the blood stream leading to jaundice. ...Read more

6

6
Why does pancreatitis cause a steatorrhea?

Why does pancreatitis cause a steatorrhea?

Fat malabsorption: Steatorrhea means that there is fat in the stool. The pancreas secretes an enzyme, lipase, into the small intestine in response to ingestion of a fatty meal. The secretion of lipase is impaired when pancreatitis is present and fat malabsorption, or steatorrhea, ensues. ...Read more

7

7
Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool?  What about diet?

Diet is possible: I had a young patient whose stool was light yellow, he did not feel ill, and his mood was quite mellow, and after much testing and wringing of hands, we found he ate way too much crackers of graham! true story. ...Read more

8

8
Why do some people have jaundice with cholecystitis?

Why do some people have jaundice with cholecystitis?

Stones: Gallstones can sometimes move from the gallbladder into the bile duct causing blockage of the bile from the liver, resulting in yellow jaundice. Sometimes this can also be associated with pancreatitis. Abdominal pain and vomiting can also occur. ...Read more

9

9
Why does pancreatic cancer cause vomiting?

Why does pancreatic cancer cause vomiting?

Variety: There are multiple potential reasons including causing obstruction of GI tract and/or bike duct, toxins from the cancer, and associated treatment side affects like nausea from chemotherapy. There are treatments available for the nausea based upon the cause, don't hesitate to talk to your oncologist. ...Read more

10

10
Why do kidney stones cause severe vaginal pain ?

Why do kidney stones cause severe vaginal pain ?

Proximity of ureter: Terminal ureter is very close to upper vagina. Obstructing ureteral stone lying right next to vagina can certainly cause severe vaginal pain which will be relieved once stone has either passed or been removed. ...Read more

11

11
What to do if I have fatty liver, what causes this?

What to do if I have fatty liver, what causes this?

Eat good food: To revert your fatty liver, read these 2 short articles: 1.https://www.kaushikmd.com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/ 2. https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What causes pancreatitis? Does food cause pancreatitis?

What causes pancreatitis? Does food cause pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis.: Although there are many potential causes of acute pancreatitis. the most common are alcohol and gallstones. Pancreatitis is not usually caused by eating particular foods, although food may make it worse if it is already present. If you feel you may be having pancreatitis, see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

14

14
Why obesity cause gallstones ?

Why obesity cause gallstones ?

Cholesterol: Appears to be at the center of this issue. With obesity there is increased cholesterol synthesis and secretion. And when secreted into the hepatobiliary tract, it leads to the development of cholesterol gallstones. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
How do I determine what causes elevated enzymes in my liver?

How do I determine what causes elevated enzymes in my liver?

Test for high LFT's: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts. Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, as well as problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. Start with blood tests to identify possiblities. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Can hypocalcemia cause kidney stones? Why? Why not?

Can hypocalcemia cause kidney stones? Why? Why not?

Hypercalcemia: Kidney stones contain calcium and oxalate or phosphate. increased blood levels of calcium, hypercalacemia, are associated with excessive urinary calcium and stone formation. Hypocalcemia is not associated with stone formation as a key component of stones is lacking. ...Read more

17

17
What can cause people to turn yellow? I know jaundice can but are they any other causes? Is it always related to the liver?

Not always liver. : Also hypervitaminosis A can cause yellow skin, seen in people that consume carrots in excess for a long time. Contact with a yellow dye, or items that will color the skin yellow after contact are also a consideration. If this is you, be seen by your De. To determine the exact cause. ...Read more

18

18
What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundice. Sometimes the liver tests are elevated from fatty liver or medications or a viral illness & not related to gallstones. Your doctor needs to review the results with you. ...Read more

19

19
How do jaundice and hyperbilirubinimia difer?

How do  jaundice and hyperbilirubinimia difer?

Cause ; effect: Jaundice is the yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes caused by hyperbilirubinemia. Typically jaundice starts to become evident when the bilirubin level reaches 3. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Any ideas why gallstones cause gastric pain?

Yes: Gallstones cause pain usually right upper abdomen or upper middle abdomen. The gallbladder squeezes to release the bile when you eat and it causes pain. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
375 doctors shared insights

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. Barry Rosen
977 doctors shared insights

Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more