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What is jaundice?
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Dr. Mark Gordon
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Buildup of bilirubin
Bilirubin is a bile pigment produced by the body.
Excess accumulation in the body turns the eyes and skin yellow - jaundice. This can be due to either increased production ( certain anemias, newborn jaundice, inherited metabolism defects), or failure of elimination ( bile duct blockage, liver disease).

In brief: Buildup of bilirubin
Bilirubin is a bile pigment produced by the body.
Excess accumulation in the body turns the eyes and skin yellow - jaundice. This can be due to either increased production ( certain anemias, newborn jaundice, inherited metabolism defects), or failure of elimination ( bile duct blockage, liver disease).
Dr. Mark Gordon
Dr. Mark Gordon
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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
In brief: Yellow skin
A yellow discoloration of the skin due to a breakdown product of blood.
Often due to liver disease in an adult and commonly found in the first few days after birth. See your doctor if you think you have jaundice.

In brief: Yellow skin
A yellow discoloration of the skin due to a breakdown product of blood.
Often due to liver disease in an adult and commonly found in the first few days after birth. See your doctor if you think you have jaundice.
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
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