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Jaundice symptoms after delivery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   tell me
User :   i would like to have chat with Lady gynocologyst
Doctor :   sorry, we do not have specailists manning the chat

Doctor :   only general practitioners here :)
Doctor :   we can however arrange for an email exchange with specialists if you have a complicated query
User :   ok..
User :   can you let me know the symptoms of jaundice before and after delivery, please?
Doctor :   well as doctors we do not dictate symptoms, but if you have any symptoms we can analyse and check whether it is jaundice
Doctor :   who is this consultation for?
User :   it's just for general....knowing the things...
Doctor :   are you suspecting jaundice in someone?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in that case
User :   no
Doctor :   jaundice --the first symptoms are loss of appetite and tiredness
Doctor :   and jaundice is just a common term used for liver disease leading to increase bilirubin content
Doctor :   which causes yellow discoloration of urine, eyes, and in severe cases all the body
Doctor :   However loss of appetite is such a common thing that you can really not say tha if you lose appetite you have jaundice
User :   ok..

Doctor :   the first visible sign of jaundice is usually yellowish discoloration of urine
User :   may i know the meaning of bilirubin?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bilirubin is a pigment that is a byproduct of
Doctor :   red blood cell breakdown
Doctor :   as in it is a normal byproduct of natural breakdown of red blood cells
User :   ok..
Doctor :   in case of liver trouble
Doctor :   this pigment does not get processed further and gets accumulated
Doctor :   since this pigment is yellow
Doctor :   this is what causes the yellow colouration in jaundice
Doctor :   anything else?

User :   ok..
User :   but, why there are more chances for the pregnant women to get jaundice after delivery?
Doctor :   frankly XXXXXXXX I do not know the physiology behind this
Doctor :   and i will have to check whether you are correct in your judgement that it is more common immediately after childbirth
Doctor :   Please do not mind me saying this, but this chat is meant for solving any medical problems you case of general medical doubts, please give us time to revert back
Doctor :   it would be best if you could post a query regarding this
Doctor :   our medical team wil do adequate research and get back to you
User :   ok...many thanks for your clarifications

Doctor :   anyway
Doctor :   if your email id is right
Doctor :   we will get back to you with the details
Doctor :   Email : YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   is this correct?
User :   would you please mail it to YYYY@YYYY

Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   if you have any further queries, you could post it on our "Post a Query" section
User :   ok..sure
Doctor :   and do login to chat, if you have any medical problem to get advice on
User :   ok..

Doctor :   take care for now
Doctor :   bye
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