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Do yellowing of the eyeball and fatty liver suggest jaundice?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: hi I have a fatty liver but iv got some cream/yellowing of the eyeball can u tell me if this is jaundice
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (26 minutes later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I read carefully your query and evaluated the pictures you have send.

The color of your sclera seems normal.It is not jaundice.
Jaundice is always obvious and all the white part of your eye can be yellow.Apart that ,if it was jaundice you also would have a yellow skin and itchiness in your hand and all your body.
Usually a fatty liver doesn't cause abnormal levels of liver enzymes and bilirubine that would cause jaundice.
So a fatty liver rarely causes jaundice.

In your case it doesn't seem to be jaundice.It is just normal color of your eyeballs.
If you are very concerned you may go for liver function tests to evaluate the level of bilirubine.

Hope it helps.
Feel free to ask for every question you might have.

Kind regards,
Dr.Rovena Murati
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rovena Murati (3 minutes later)
Ok thank you I'm a little itchy on arms there is no rash but just feels like bumps
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (4 hours later)
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Hello.

It doesn't seem to be related to jaundice.
It might be related to dry skin on arms but jaundice causes severe itching in all body.
Considering the pictures you have send, you don't have jaundice.

Usually fatty liver doesn't cause any major problem or symptoms like jaundice.

Take care,
Dr.Rovena
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Do yellowing of the eyeball and fatty liver suggest jaundice?

Brief Answer: detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I read carefully your query and evaluated the pictures you have send. The color of your sclera seems normal.It is not jaundice. Jaundice is always obvious and all the white part of your eye can be yellow.Apart that ,if it was jaundice you also would have a yellow skin and itchiness in your hand and all your body. Usually a fatty liver doesn't cause abnormal levels of liver enzymes and bilirubine that would cause jaundice. So a fatty liver rarely causes jaundice. In your case it doesn't seem to be jaundice.It is just normal color of your eyeballs. If you are very concerned you may go for liver function tests to evaluate the level of bilirubine. Hope it helps. Feel free to ask for every question you might have. Kind regards, Dr.Rovena Murati