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How can I tell if jaundice is getting worse?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lab test, skin color
If the skin looks like it is getting deeper yellow, then the jaundice is getting worse.
Other places to look are the urine and the stool. Jaundice will make your urine very dark yellow and your stools will be pale gray. The most accurate way to tell is by a blood test for the total bilirubin level.

In brief: Lab test, skin color
If the skin looks like it is getting deeper yellow, then the jaundice is getting worse.
Other places to look are the urine and the stool. Jaundice will make your urine very dark yellow and your stools will be pale gray. The most accurate way to tell is by a blood test for the total bilirubin level.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ususually
Usually you will feel worse but see your doctor for evaluation.

In brief: Ususually
Usually you will feel worse but see your doctor for evaluation.
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