Jaundice

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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Are elevated bilirubin and blood in urine complications of hereditary spherocytosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hereditary spherocytosis with snapping scapula and spermatocele. Before few weeks, I took some blood tests. I had elevated levels of bilirubin and low WBC levels. Yesterday, I took a urine sample and found a large amount of blood in my urine. Is this serious? Can I have a blood di...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is a disorder that may cause an unstable RBC (red blood cells) membrane leading to produce spherical-shaped RBC. After passing through the spleen, it causes hemolysis. The common complications are anemia, jaundice, gall stones, folic acid deficiency, and aplasti...  Read Full »

I have jaundice symptoms, and my test result shows high levels of SGPT, SGOT, along with bilirubin. Please help.

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 icliniq.com. 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 causes the bilirubin level to be 1.8 persistently?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from jaundice for the last two months. One month before, my bilirubin level was 1.4. Before 15 days, the level was 1.2 and today 1.8. What is the reason for this change?  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for the continuous high bilirubin level. Before proving you appropriate guidance, I would like to know a few more details.I guess the reports mentioned by you are total bilirubin. What about direct, indirect bilirubin and liver enzymes (SG...  Read Full »

Why the bilirubin level is not decreasing after jaundice attack?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 72 years old and he is suffering from jaundice. Initially, he was admitted to hospital five months back due to dengue and his platelet count had dropped down to 15,000. Now, he has recovered from dengue but his bilirubin is not decreasing. While getting discharged from the...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and in your history, you did not mention about alcoholic history of your father. Is he hypertensive? Is he on any drugs? What about hepatitis A, B and E status? What about ultrasound abdomen status an...  Read Full »

My baby's bilirubin levels are above 21. Is he at risk for cerebral palsy?

Query: Hello doctor,I was recently blessed with a baby boy. This week, I just took him to the hospital to check if he had jaundice, as he seemed too sleepy and the bilirubin levels came to 21.80 on the eighth day. I do not know at which rate the levels were being raised. The doctor immediately put him unde...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu. K

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation you are going through. Yes, it is definitely a high level of bilirubin. There will be proper guidelines laid down regarding the management of jaundice in newborn which doctors will follow. If the levels are too high and fall in...  Read Full »

Other than hepatitis, what can cause increased bilirubin levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have jaundice. My biliurubin was 7.5 three weeks ago. I went to the doctor for jaundice. Weekly blood tests as of three weeks show bilirubin has been increasing. Hep test shows I do not have hepatitis. Ultrasound says no tumor bile duct coverage or stones. I took a CT scan and the r...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your US (ultrasound) and CT (computed tomography) scan are normal which is kind of satisfying to me. Of course you suppose to have more blood tests to confirm the origin of this jaundice. Hepatitis, although common, but they are not the only one to cause live...  Read Full »

Why does the bilirubin level keep changing in my 12-days-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, I am really concerned with the bilirubin levels of my 12 days old son. His bilirubin was 14.2 within 24 hours of his birth, so the doctor decided to start phototherapy, which reduced the bilirubin level to 12 and he got discharged. After a day, he turned pale yellow, so we rushed again to...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are upset with your baby's condition. Your baby has ABO incompatibility (mother O and baby A blood group) induced exaggerated NNJ (neonatal jaundice). It is a condition where there will be an excessive breakdown of baby's red blood cells than com...  Read Full »

What is causing the jaundice of the sclera and itchy skin I am experiencing?

Query: Hello doctor, What is causing jaundice of sclera and itching on the skin that started about six weeks ago? My gall bladder has been removed, and the common bile duct is dilated to 8.4 mm. The MRI scan was unremarkable, as well as the ultrasound. I also have hereditary spherocytosis. Currently, I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that hereditary spherocytosis is responsible for the problem. It results in an increased breakdown of RBC or red blood cells, which results in hemolytic anemia. Jaundice is due to hereditary spherocytosis, and jaundice is causing itching.  Read Full »

I have been suffering from jaundice for the last three days and vomiting in the morning. Which medicines would help me get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from jaundice for the last three days. The day before yesterday, I had a drink, then on next day, when I woke up, my eyes and face color became yellowish. I also vomited in the morning. It was the first time in my life that I had jaundice. I take tablet Hepamerz. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you include the following home food plan: Whole grains are very beneficial to consume. These can be in the form of bran, whole wheat bread or cereal, brown rice, whole grain pasta, and grains such ...  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 63 kg 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, in...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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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