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Is yellow jaundice contagious?

Is yellow jaundice contagious?

Depends on: Jaundice per se is not a contagious condition. However, the underlying cause such as viral hepatitis is a contagious one. ...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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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Where bilirubin is collected in jaundice is conjunctiva yellow?

Where bilirubin is collected in jaundice is conjunctiva yellow?

Yes.: Bilirubin accumulates in the conjunctivae and skin causing a yellow appearance which first becomes noticeable at around a serum level of 2 mg/dl. Hyper-beta-carotenemia from eating way too many carrots can produce yellow/orange skin but no conjunctivae. ...Read more

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Yellow tint under eyes, is it from hepatitis?

Yellow tint under eyes, is it from hepatitis?

May be: Liver disease is one of the causes of yellowish white part of the eye. Another cause is benign mild hereditary anemia. See your internist or family dr. ...Read more

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Yellow urine and yellowish eyes what they indicate?

Yellow urine and yellowish eyes what they indicate?

Liver problem: Yellow urine is normal. If it is very yellow you probably need to drink more water. Yellow eyes is another issue. If the white part of your eyes is yellow you may have liver disease. You need blood tests done as soon as possible and maybe a liver ultrasound. ...Read more

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What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder and colon. If after changing your diet it stays the same you need to see a dictor. ...Read more

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How common is neonatal jaundice?

How common is neonatal jaundice?

Very: Most term normal newborns become jaundiced peaking around the 3rd to 5th day of life. Their livers being a bit immature have trouble breaking down bilirrubin, the substance that make you jaundiced. This type of jaundice resolves in the first 2 weeks. If you are nursing your baby, the yellow pigment may linger a bit. Babies that are premature or have medical problems, may have more serious jaundice. ...Read more

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Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort.Itchy skin?

Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort.Itchy skin?

Yellow: The cause can be something as simple as eating a lot of foods high in vitamin a (carrots, yellow peppers) or as serious as hepatitis or liver cancer. See your doctor for an evaluation of your liver. ...Read more

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Yellow bile in stool?

Yellow bile in stool?

Bile-colored stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes yellow eye color or jaundice in sickle cell patients?

What causes yellow eye color or jaundice in sickle cell patients?

Excess bilirubin: Higher amount of bilirubin produced over a level of normal excretion in sickle cell patients result in staining of sclera in eye and skin. ...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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Meaning of neonatal jaundice?

Meaning of neonatal jaundice?

Jaundice : Physiologic neonatal jaundice is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to elevation of a breakdown product of old blood cells called bilirubin that builds up in newborns due to immaturity of liver enzymes. Pathologic neonatal jaundice can also result from various disease states. Phototherapy with special lights, or more aggressive therapy, may be needed to lower bilirubin to safe levels. ...Read more

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What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

Possible causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. Get checked if recurrent. ...Read more

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Will strep throat turn a child yellow with jaundice?

Will strep throat turn a child yellow with jaundice?

NO!!: Something else is going on and the child should undergo a detailed evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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For what reasons urine darkens in hepatic jaundice?

For what reasons urine darkens in hepatic jaundice?

Bilirubin in urine: Bilirubin is major breakdown product of normal red blood cell metabolism. Is normally converted by liver into bile secreted into bile ducts, stored in gall bladder & excreted into duodenum. Diseased liver, causing hepatic jaundice, can not make bile from bilirubin, skin & eyeballs turn yellow & bilirubin is excreted by kidneys which in turn darkens the urine. Hope I have explained it well enough. ...Read more

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Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine?

Yes it can be: Bilirubin is a pigment that causes a yellowing of the skin (; whites of the eyes or sclerae) jaundice. Bilirubin darkens the urine. The two problems either relate to liver disease or hemolysis of red blood cells (bilirubin is found in them). Tests can be done to distinguish the source ; the history/exam would also be critical. See your doctor if not already doing so. ...Read more

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Green snotty newborn. 4 weeks old.

Green snotty newborn. 4 weeks old.

Nasal wash: At 4 weeks the primary cause of nasal color is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. ...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


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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more