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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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My new born male baby suffered by jaundice yellow gunk is released and continuous water released by right single eye since he born on 03-06-2017?

My new born male baby suffered by jaundice yellow gunk is released and continuous water released by right single eye since he born on 03-06-2017?

Nasolacrimal duct: Stenosis is a common condition in which a membrane occludes the year duct. This results in tears draining from the eye onto the face and sometimes thick material which may be infected drains. You can massage the duct gently and if it does not open by 4-6 months an ophthalmologist can correct it via a simple procedure. ...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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Does it only take a bit of bile to make your eyes jaundice?

Does it only take a bit of bile to make your eyes jaundice?

Gilbert's or more?: Gilbert's is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl). It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in recurrent jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. However, new onset jaundice can be caused by life-threatening pathology that warrants evaluation now. ...Read more

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Do I have jaundice? If so, what's the cause? I have noticed over the past few weeks that the whites of my eyes have a yellow tint to them. I have also been extremely tired, had stomach pains, weight loss occurring over a period of months, and for the past

Do I have jaundice? If so, what's the cause? I have noticed over the past few weeks that the whites of my eyes have a yellow tint to them. I have also been extremely tired, had stomach pains, weight loss occurring over a period of months, and for the past

If: If your eyes are yellowing, you may have jaundice. The weight loss, fatigue and abdominal pain are concerning. Althought I can't diagnose your symptoms; it is very important that this be evaluated. You need to be tested to ensure that your liver is healthy. Take care. ...Read more

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Please explain why old peopledevelop yellow eyes?

Please explain why old peopledevelop yellow eyes?

Discolored eye: The yellowness can occur for many reasons...some severe, like jaunice or benign like prolapsing orbital fat. It takes an eye exam toanswer your question, ...Read more

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I have yellow eyes what I have to do?

I have yellow eyes what I have to do?

Yellow eyes: Please send us photo. It could be jaundice or very noticeable pingueculas or pterygium: the work up for each is very different. If Jaundice, you need to have liver function tests, check for hepatitis & urine test for bilirubin, which indicates that conjugated hyperbilirubinemia is present. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for full work up list. Consult with us first to see which you have. ...Read more

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I have had yellow eyes for the past approx 3 months. I have had bloodwork done and all came back ok. What could be the cause?

Liver disease: If it is not jaundice, it may be caroteinemia- eating too much of pigmented food like carrots.
What is the colour of your urine? ...Read more

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I took my daughter to the ER for yellow eyes, they said her red blood cells. May be rupturing. What does this mean and should we be concerned?

I took my daughter to the ER for yellow eyes, they said her red blood cells. May be rupturing. What does this mean and should we be concerned?

See your doctor...: There are many causes of hemolysis, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic causes are generally divided into hemoglobinopathies, enzymopathies and membranopathies, where red cell destruction is favored by the given abnormality and can be exacerbated by many and varied triggers. Extrinsic causes are often immune-mediated or mechanical. Treatments vary depending on cause. May see a hematologist. ...Read more

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My daughter was jaundice. Born at 37 weeks. Exclusively breastfed. Was directed to give her sunlight therapy. Her skin became dark, like having a tan. Does this go away? After how long? She is now 4 months. Her face is lightening but her body is still dark

My daughter was jaundice. Born at 37 weeks. Exclusively breastfed. Was directed to give her sunlight therapy. Her skin became dark, like having a tan. Does this go away? After how long? She is now 4 months. Her face is lightening but her body is still dark

? unrelated?: There should really be no jaundice in any infant at 4 months or there is a problem. If you can't tell the difference in her skin & eyes now from the first week or so have her checked. If you are leaving her in the sun every day she may get a tan. This is confusing & your doc needs to get involved. ...Read more

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Pancritis with mass-like inside head. Acute pain 2mths w/symptms no jaundice, can pain stop & mass still be of possible pre or malign tumor?

Pancritis with mass-like inside head. Acute pain 2mths w/symptms no jaundice, can pain stop & mass still be of possible pre or malign tumor?

Unclear likelyhood: It's possible that you have a malignant tumor, but depending on a variety of factors, it might not be likely. You should talk to your doctor or ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. For example, there are hereditary conditions that make pancreatic cancer more likely. A biopsy is sometimes needed to help rule out malignancy because this is a difficulty question. ...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?

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

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