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What to do in Jaundice?

Hi doc. What are the symptoms of jaundice? Can we make out for sure if we have jaundice? If we do have jaundice what should we do?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Sep 2009
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Jaundice is a sign caused by liver disease- it means is a yellowing of the skin, conjunctiva and mucous membranes caused by increased levels of bilirubin in the human body. Jaundice can be due to 1)Pre hepatic Jaundice- excess break down of red blood cells- e.g. in malaria 2)Hepatic jaundice- because of liver disease- can be viral, alcohol abuse or liver damage due to drugs/medicine, 3)Post hepatic Jaundice- due to obstruction to the out flow of bile- e.g. because of a gall stone causing obstruction. The symptoms of each of these types will be different. If you do notice that you have Jaundice you need to see a doctor for a physical examination to find out the cause for your jaundice. If you have any further queries you can chat with our doctors online between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Indian Standard time.
Answered: Tue, 22 Sep 2009
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