Jaundice

What is Jaundice?

Jaundice is a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by increased levels of bilirubin in the blood.It is increased levels of bilirubin in the extracellular fluid. It can also seen in patient suffering from liver disease.

Questions and answers on "Jaundice"

I have been suffer from jaundice last 17 to 19 years back. presently I was having eye infection for which doctor prescribed me clavam 625. is it ok because . I have also been operated for gall balder stone 15 years back . I came to known from my friend it is not safe please advice

tablet for 5 days 2 times a day

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
safe

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I believe you had jaundice many years ago.. ( or you are still having it????). What ever the case may be, CLAVAM 625 is safe in liver diseases with the dose prescribed to you. You can safely take it.
Hope this...

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Is this yellow tint jaundice or just normal around blood vessels in eyes? Its similar in both eyes.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is normal pigmentation of the eye.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care Magic

I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I will be answering problems related to eye.

I reviewed your history and the photos attached with the question.

This is normal pigmentation and it is...

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I have jaundice and it is accompanied by an extreme rash all over my body

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Urgent care required

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Jaundice is sign of serious liver or biliary issue and further evaluation is required to rule out possible biliary obstruction or hepatitis.

Rash and itchiness won't disappear unless it is treated. Cortisone...

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If a newborn has jaundice for 7 days, 6 weeks now recovered...... Could this affect a slower weight gain than normal? Infant is alert, responsive and quite physically active.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No effect on weight gain

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Can understand your concerns.

Jaundice in first 7 days of life will not affect the weight gain in child.
Weight gain is related to adequate feeding.
Give exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age.

I hope this will help...

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im really worried i have jaundice

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I do not believe that you are jaindiced by your pictures and sclera.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back to HCM: Please note that the pictures that I have seen are no where near jaundice. Do you have a reason as to why you would believe that you are jaundiced? Are you a heavy drinker, to...

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Hi,
My baby is 24 days old. She was kept under Bili lights for a day as she had jaundice in initial days of her birth. Can my wife eat an egg daily? Will that affect anyway?
Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, she can eat eggs daily

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I understand your concerns but don't worry. Eggs are good source of proteins and will be helpful in lactation period. So, your wife can have it daily. It's good for both mother and baby.

Many babies suffer from jaundice in the first...

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i have 4 day old baby girl. her eyes have started to look yellow. although the doctor said she is fine but ,it is sign of jaundiced?i am attaching her latest biochemistry report also. please advice.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Normal value.

Detailed Answer:
HI , thanks for writing to us.
The jaundice your baby has got is normal physiological jaundice, nothing to panic about.
Most of the babies of 3 days to 6 days of life will have it.
Treatment is given only if the bilirubin values crosses 15 and more....

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WHAT DOES YELLOW SKIN MEAN

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It means yellowish discolouration of the skin.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to healthcaremagic
Yellow skin means that there is yellowish discolouration of the skin. It can occur due to jaundice or carotenaemia.
In jaundice yellow discolouration is due to bilirubin.
In carotenaemia...

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I m suffering from jaundice. Today is the 4th day after diagnosis. Can I masturbate today

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can masturbate

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

If you do not have fever and generalized body ache then it is okay to masturbate. Masturbation is not contraindicated when you are having jaundice

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me...

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I went to the ER at the hospital cause of my continues itching all over my body, a chemical taste in my mouth and pain all over my body. The doctor at the ER say that it could be my liver, is this true

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
jaundice one of possible causes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Well Jaundice is one of the possible causes and this is usually sign of liver damage,but you would have yellowish skin colour and elevated liver markers.
Also, liver ultrasound should be done.
Other possible causes...

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