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Why is there jaundice in hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Poor excretion

The bilirubin, the end product of old red cell breakdown and the responsible chemical for jaundice, is mostly excreted through bile.
This excretion process requires glucuronide conjugation of bilirubin whose maturation is delayed in infants with hypothyroidism. Typically, affected infants experience prolonged physiologic jaundice.

In brief: Poor excretion

The bilirubin, the end product of old red cell breakdown and the responsible chemical for jaundice, is mostly excreted through bile.
This excretion process requires glucuronide conjugation of bilirubin whose maturation is delayed in infants with hypothyroidism. Typically, affected infants experience prolonged physiologic jaundice.
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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Guessing...

Possibly if one is hypothyroid their gallbladder and digestion may not be working properly and may possibly contribute to jaundice, however i would look for other more serious causes first.

In brief: Guessing...

Possibly if one is hypothyroid their gallbladder and digestion may not be working properly and may possibly contribute to jaundice, however i would look for other more serious causes first.
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