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Is it normal for my 1 mos old to have yellow eyes, what should I do?

Is it normal for my 1 mos old to have yellow eyes, what should I do?

Yes: It's not uncommon for some jaundice (bilirubin levels of 5 to 10 range) to continue for 4 to 6 weeks (very rarely up to 12 weeks), in a breast fed infant. In such a situation, i still recommend getting a total and direct bilirubin (a blood test for jaundice) to make sure, no other condition with high direct bilirubin exist. If so, the infant's stools can be clay colored (not brown or yellow). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How can I treat my red and yellow eyes?

How can I treat my red and yellow eyes?

See ophthalmologist: Before treatment can be started, a reason for your condition must be determined. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are yellow eyes always a sign of liver?

Are yellow eyes always a sign of liver?

No: Jaundice (yellow eyes) is most commonly associated with liver disease but can be seen with other disease as well. The most common in adults would be hemolysis. ...Read more

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Why do some old people have yellow eyes?

Why do some old people have yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: 1- jaundice: yellowing of the sclerae (whites of the eyes), resulting from bile (or its pigment bilirrubin). This indicates serious liver disease. 2-although not exactly yellow, the brown pigmentation of the eye may "spill" on the sclera or conjunctiva resulting in an almost yellow appearance. 3- i've seen pts calling "yellow" pingueculae (fleshy nodules in the conjunctiva, @ 3 & 9 o clock. ...Read more

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Are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

Are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

Yes if new: Some people have a slightly yellowish tint to the whites of their eyes but this is constant and life long. If you have newly acquired yellowing it is almost always due to liver dysfunction with the accumulation of bilirubin in the tissues including the whites of the eyes. Your gastroenterologist should be consulted as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does having reddish, yellow eyes and yellow palms mean?

What does having reddish, yellow eyes and yellow palms mean?

Jaundice : Yellow skin and eyes can be a serious sign of biliary disease. Scleral icterus is the official term used to describe yellow eyes. A consultation is strongly recommended! ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome and got really yellow eyes. What can I do to treat it?

I have gilbert syndrome and got really yellow eyes. What can I do to treat it?

Jaundice: Gilbert's syndrome produces an increased amount of bilirubin in the blood, but normally has no serious consequences. Mild jaundice may appear under conditions of stress, exertion, fasting, and infections, but the condition usually has few other symptoms or risks. Reducing these risk factors may help. There is no way to change the color of the eyes except through contact lens use (scleral lens). ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Yellow Eyes (Definition)

Yellow eyes may be noticed in people with jaundice, which is an increased level of ...Read more