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What do jaundice, itchy body rashes, chills and dark urine indicate in an elderly?

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Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Question: My husband is 70 years old, has high blood pressure and is diabetic. What causes these symptoms: jaundice, itchy rash on sides & stomach, chills, body aches, dark urine, bad smelling stool?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (49 minutes later)
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Detailed Answer:

Hello,

His symptoms are suggestive of obstructive jaundice.

This needs to be investigated as there are easily treatable causes and more serious causes for the same.

He needs to get a liver function test and an abdominal ultrasound examination.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Noble Zachariah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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What do jaundice, itchy body rashes, chills and dark urine indicate in an elderly?

Brief Answer: Discussion follows Detailed Answer: Hello, His symptoms are suggestive of obstructive jaundice. This needs to be investigated as there are easily treatable causes and more serious causes for the same. He needs to get a liver function test and an abdominal ultrasound examination. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Noble Zachariah, Internal Medicine Specialist