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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


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Does having yellow eyes or skin mean you have jaundice?

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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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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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
commonest cause is gall blad. ...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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No jaundice but yellow eyes. Any cure please? I am 21 and yellow eyes are embrassing.

No jaundice but yellow eyes. Any cure please? I am 21 and yellow eyes are embrassing.

Go to the Doctor: You need to find out why your eyes are yellow. There are several very significant possibilities. The doctor must do some testing. ...Read more

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Is yellow eyes a result of jaundice or pyridine?

Is yellow eyes a result of jaundice or pyridine?

It could be.: "yellow eyes" comes from increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. It can subsequently causes staining in the conjunctiva and skin. Bilirubin comes from breakdown of red blood cells in the spleen which are removed via the liver. Since exposure to pyridine can cause liver damage, if there is enough exposure, it may be possible that bilirubin levels may increase. ...Read more

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Can there be a reason besides jaundice for yellow eyes?

Can there be a reason besides jaundice for yellow eyes?

Yes: The yellow color that is on the sclera (white part) near the iris (colored part) is a normal aging growth called a pinguecula. ...Read more

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Hi doctors if a person was jaundice would it be hard to tell or easy because im not sure how yellow eyes have to be?

Hi doctors if a person was jaundice would it be hard to tell or easy because im not sure how yellow eyes have to be?

Can be subtle: It can be subtle. Darker-skinned people can have a natural yellowish-tinge to the sclera ("whites") of their eyes which may be normal, but if there is a change from a persons usual skin tone or eye color and it becomes more yellow, that would be a reason to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can yellow eyes and dark urine be a sign of jaundice?

Can yellow eyes and dark urine be a sign of jaundice?

Yes: Certainly the presence of yellow eyes and dark urine are suggestive, but not diagnostic of, jaundice. Anyone having these findings should quickly seek medical evaluation to identify the possible causes. ...Read more

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I am fit but very weak. Suffered from jaundice 6-7 years before but yellow eyes never left. How do I make eyes white? Can I join gym? Milk thistle?

I am fit but very weak. Suffered from jaundice 6-7 years before but yellow eyes never left. How do I make eyes white? Can I join gym? Milk thistle?

Chronic liver: You sound like you may be having a chronic liver or gallbladder problem. You need further evaluation by at least your primary care doctor first. No amount of topical materials will affect this color. ...Read more

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My family member lives in Africa and she has had yellow eyes for a long time could liver dis. Or jaundice be a possibility. Any eye drop recommended?

My family member lives in Africa and she has had yellow eyes for a long time could liver dis. Or jaundice be a possibility. Any eye drop recommended?

Yes. No: Yes, liver disease causes scleral icterus, or yellow eye. They should have their liver enzymes and billirubin checked. There are no drops that will get rid of the yellow tint. ...Read more

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What is my baby has a rash and yellow eyes and skin, do I need to take him to the emergency room?

What is my baby has a rash and yellow eyes and skin, do I need to take him to the emergency room?

See your doctor.: If your baby is a newborn both the rash and the skin color may be normal. See your doctor during regular hours if the baby has no fever, feeding well and acting normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Yellow eyes and skin?

Jaundice: Unless you eat 10 pounds or more of carrots per day, yellow skin and yellow eyes are almost always due to liver malfunction causing the condition termed jaundice. See your internist or a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for yellow eyes and skin?

What is the best treatment for yellow eyes and skin?

Jaundice?: Can't tell the treatment without you getting evalauted by a doctor. Because the jaundice could be drug induced, from infections, inflammations involving liver, malignancies etc, pl. See your pcp. Get examined physically also, will need more history and basic lab. Work ...Read more

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Can yellow eyes and skin be a symptom of alcoholic hepatitis?

Can yellow eyes and skin be a symptom of alcoholic hepatitis?

Yes: If the white areas of the eyes are yellow or the skin is yellow, you need to urgently see a gastroenterologist. You may have hepatitis, alcoholic or otherwise, or something even worse. ...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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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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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?

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?

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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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

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