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The yellowish discoloration of the skin and the white portion of the eyes due to high levels of bilirubin in the blood is called jaundice. Liver inflammation (hepatitis), pancreatic cancer, liver cirrhosis, and bile duct obstruction are the most common causes of jaundice.

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How to treat jaundice with high SGPT and SGOT levels?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past week, I have had symptoms of jaundice, so I went through some liver and jaundice tests, and tests came up with high levels of SGPT Or SGOT, and bilirubin is 15.3. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. First, high bilirubin, SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase), and SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) are the markers of liver injury. This can occur due to the following reasons - 1) Excess alcoho...  Read Full »

What are the precautions to be taken for indigestion in a person with a history of jaundice?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from indigestion for the last two days. Also, I had jaundice two years back. So kindly suggest some specific precautions.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Indigestion is due to elevation in SGPT (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase) and SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase). As you know liver plays an important role in digestion and when there are some problems with the liver, it l...  Read Full »

I have recovered from jaundice. Can I start working out at the gym?

Query: Hello,  I have recovered from jaundice just a week ago and all my reports are normal. I had hepatitis B. Can I start working out at the gym?  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For people who have recovered from jaundice, usually we suggest at least 1-2 months of rest before attempting any heavy work. You should start exercising gradually and step it up slowly. You should stop immediately if you feel any issues. Stepping up over 6 months is advi...  Read Full »

I have gastric issues and jaundice frequently. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 52 years old. I had jaundice three years back and six months back with bilirubin 3.6 mg/dL. A month back, I checked, and the blood reports were normal. Now, three days back, I suffered from loose motion for two days. At that time, the blood report showed bilirubin 2.6 mg/dL. I am a...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Well, high bilirubin can be caused by many factors like infections, medicines, inherited diseases, or autoimmune diseases. Now, in your case, if you have not done USG (ultrasonography) abdomen, ALT (alanine aminotransferase), AST (aspartate a...  Read Full »

Why do I have symptoms like fever, rash, and stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from jaundice and typhoid. I have vomiting, high fever, rashes, drowsiness, and stomach pain. Whenever I consult the doctor, he gives me medicines. I do not understand, and I am confused whether he gives tablets for jaundice and typhoid or whether he provides tablets for cough, h...  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, jaundice is a symptom, and typhoid fever is a diagnosis. Jaundice is a state in the human body in which there is an increase in bilirubin (produced in the liver) level causing yellowish discoloration of sclera and skin. I am not sure whether you have typhoid...  Read Full »

My baby's TSH levels are low. How to proceed with the drug dosage?

Query: Respected doctor,My baby was born on 5th at the 36th week of pregnancy. Then he was admitted to NICU as signs of jaundice were seen and discharged on 8th. Then again on 11th, he was again admitted to NICU because of jaundice. Then on 12th (8th day) the doctor did a test of TSH, T3, and T4 (report is...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suppose there is some miscommunication or misunderstanding. We never recommend a continuous dosage of Levothyroxine for three years without checking the levels periodically. So, what is usually done is that we repeat thyroid profile three monthly and adjust the do...  Read Full »

I have diarrhea after bariatric surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47 years old, female. I have undergone bariatric surgery five months ago. Now, I am suffering from mild jaundice (total bilirubin 1.5 mg/dl) and mild typhoid too. I have been facing non stop loose motion since last two weeks. I have seen the doctor. They have prescribed me the follow...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your bilirubin level looks fine. Not so worrisome and does not require any acute measure. Regarding the loose stools, it will take time to settle. Meanwhile, you have to be very cautious to avoid dehydration and electrolyte disturbances from loose stools. Keep yourse...  Read Full »

My daughter who is suffering from jaundice has got a severe tooth infection. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been suffering from acute jaundice for the past few days. But now she has got a severe tooth infection and has swollen gums. Can she use antibiotics for her tooth infection? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. No, it is better if she goes with home remedies to treat her pain. Ask her to rinse her mouth with salt water twice a day. Use garlic crush and black salt mixture on the tooth to reduce pain. Give her soft fibrous food that she does not ne...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the reports and suggest the reason for the swollen abdomen.

Query: Hi doctor,My mother, who is 61 years old, had a swollen abdomen. When we admitted her in the hospital doctors said fluid has built up in the stomach. Her skin turned yellow, and she complained of pain in the abdomen. The doctor stated that she has gallbladder cancer and it is in stage 4. She was he...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to went through all the reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Unfortunately, she has a very advanced cancer which has spread to liver and bones. It is causing obstruction in the flow of bile, which has caused jaundice.There is no cure for h...  Read Full »

Does dark-colored urine occur due to a side effect of asthma medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 years old female, who weighs 138 lbs and I am 5.4 feet tall. Since a year, I have been suffering from very strange symptoms like dark yellow urine (very deep yellow and sometimes turbid and cloudy in appearance), yellowish eyes, very sour taste in the mouth throughout the day, i...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your case seems to be complicated. In the case of yellow urine and yellow sclera with weakness, first, we should rule out hemolytic anemia and jaundice. Jaundice can be from h...  Read Full »

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