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Yellowish eyes. Is anything wrong? Do I have sickle cell anemia?

hi Dr. i am twenty years old and have had yellow eyes for as long as i can remember. am worried sick because my boy friend thinks i have sickle cell and that we might have a sick baby. i was told that when i was born i had a blood transfusion and had jaundice. i am healthy but really worried about my eye colour. i went for a liver function test when my family got concerned about how worse my eyes would be when am on medication. what do you think could be wrong with me?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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You have not mentioned about findings of your liver function test .As you have mentioned your eyes are yellowish in colour as long as you remember go for Complete Blood Count ,Liver function test which includes total ,direct, indirect bilirubin to rule out Gilberts syndrome .Gilbert syndrome is a disease in which there is persistent increase in indirect bilirubin but there is nothing to worry ..Besides these tests you can go for hemoglobin electrophoresis/HPLC to rule out sickle cell.
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