How can hepatitis, haemolytic anaemia and pancreatic cancer lead to jaundice?

Easy to explain. Hepatitis causes hepatic jaundice by the cells being unable to process bilirubin. Hemolytic anemia produces prehepatic jaundice by making more bilirugin. Pancreatic cancer can produce obstructive / cholestatic jaundice by plugging bile ducts.

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If you have pancreatic cancer, do you always get jaundice? Also is there a link between P/C and fatty liver? Both found by U/S at same time

While jaundice, result of obstruction to bile ducts, is very common in pancreatic cancer, especially in more advanced disease, it is not always present. I would think the majority of cases, though, over 50%, would reveal themselves (present) with obstructive symptoms: jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, itching. Fatty liver does not cause pancreatic cancer but, you are correct, can be discovered with an ultrasound. Read more...
Not always. Pancreatic cancer often causes jaundice (if the cancer is near the head of the pancreas it blocks bile from exiting the liver) but not always. From my reading, obesity & increased abdominal girth are risk factors for the development of pancreatic cancer and it is theorised that fatty liver may also increase the risk but not definitely a cause. Read more...

My mom has pancreatic cancer & just learned it spread to her liver. She is in the hospital w/jaundice, chill, her biliruban is 3.9. What is happening?

Sorry to hear this. First off I wish your mother and family the best. Also, your best bet is to ask this very important question to her oncologist and/or covering doctor. They have access to more information than you can readily provide us here and it will be more meaningful/accurate. Read more...
Biliary obstruction. Pancreatic cancer commonly blocks the flow of bile from the liver into the small bowel. Usually a stent (tube) must be inserted to relieve the obstruction. Presence of chills and fevers suggests infection behind the obstruction. I'm sorry to hear of your mother's so sick. Read more...

With jaundice, orange urine and weight loss present. How long does a person with pancreatic cancer usually have?

Don't give up. If it's a small tumor in the head of the pancreas, then you may still have a chance at a cure. There are high-risk super-aggressive surgeries that are producing a higher cure rate than in the past. Read more...
Weeks to months. Typically with that it is weeks to months. Sadly we cannot predict this well, but with those it means that it will not be long. I am so sorry. Read more...

If gallbladder and liver are normal on ultra sound, and I have no other symptoms such as jaundice, but yellow stools sometimes that greasy and float, could it be pancreatic cancer. Scared!!

Prob not. Would work up malabsorption. Or other issues. Get full work up with your doctor. Read more...
Unlikely . Pancreatic Cancer may or may not have symptoms of jaundice. There are scans to look for masses in the pancreas. If it's worrying you get a pancreatic and abdominal scan. Pancreatic tumors are generally advanced if they cause symptoms. Read more...