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Skin turning yellow, dark color urine, back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   alright so my wife has been turning yellow for a couple weeks now and has been getting really sick, we recently took a trip to and on the way she was complaining about her back hurting her really badly so i brought her to the doctors office. they immediately took her to the ER and did a cat scan but couldnt find anything wrong with her. i'm REALLY worried and freaking out that she's going to suddenly keel over and die or something help!!
User :   from what i've heard turning yellow is from the liver not working properly right?
User :   hello?
Doctor :   hi
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please give me some time to go through your history
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ok
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i will help you with this
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i will need to ask a few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   yes you may
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please provide age and location.
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since how many days you have notices her turning yellow?
User :   23 ands right at the moment
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does the yellow stain come on tho the clothes?
User :   about 2 weeks and no it doesn't
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is her urine dark in color?
User :   yea a little bit
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was any urine test or blood test done for her?
User :   she got one but the doctors didnt find anything
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does she have fever too?
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ok
User :   we're both thinking kidney stoner
User :   stones
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was there any past history of malaria or hepatitis in her?
User :   some with her mom and grandma
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ok
Doctor :  
as per your history, it does look like liver is affected.
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i suggest that she will need a few blood tests and urine tests like these

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blood test like liver function tests, renal function test and complete hemogram
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urine routine
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and urine for bile salts and pigements
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