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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Can jaundice spread by contact or by eating food with an infected person?

Query: Hello, I would like to know some information about jaundice. One of my office colleagues was diagnosed with jaundice a few months back. He is under treatment actively. I interact with him regularly due to work-related stuff. I even go for lunch and tea with him. Two times I ate curd brought by him. ...  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Jaundice- hepatitis B, C, and D can spread through blood and bodily fluids (including semen and vaginal secretions). Hepatitis A and E are only transmitted through fecal-oral contact. When an infected person cooks and pr...  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 Kuncham

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 compa...  Read Full »

Why is my son not recovering from fever even after taking two cycles of medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 month old son is not well and the doctor has given him Cacef CV dry syrup and Lizoforce dry suspension. It looks like a bogus to me because he has already run through two cycles of medicines and is not recovering. Always on alternate days, he suffers from a fever.  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your son's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your baby's reports I can say there is an elevated lymphocyte count, which is not normal in a viral fever, where usually the neutrophil count is high. There are...  Read Full »

Can you please help me interpret endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography reports of my father?

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently underwent an ERCP. I have attached his reports. He now has weight loss and jaundice. Please provide me your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has a block in the bile duct (the tube which brings liver secretions down to the intestine). This block can be either due to stones o...  Read Full »

I want to taper the dose of capsule Pexep Plus 12.5 mg. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed a capsule Pexep Plus (Clonazepam and Paroxetine) 12.5 mg for two months during jaundice. Now I have recovered from jaundice, and it has been more than three months. I want to know if I can taper the medication now. Unfortunately, I followed cold turkey, and now I am getti...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should gradually taper your medication (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicine with consent). For example, I suggest you take half a tablet Pexep Plus (Clonazepam and Paroxetine) 12.5 mg for four to six weeks and then take the same...  Read Full »

What is the reason behind yellow urine for three months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from yellowish urine from the last three months. I already got treatment for fatty liver and I personally take Liv-52 for my liver issue, but still, the problem has not gone properly. I have also done USG, total bilirubin, LFT, KFT, etc. There is no issue of jaundice bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is mild unconjugated jaundice. The causes are hemolytic anemia, Gilbert syndrome. There is no harm of these disorders, the liver is fine, no need to take any medication. We just need to confirm the diagnosis. For that, we need to do investigations, a little bit cos...  Read Full »

What are the causes of red urine?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I got chicken pox. Later, I started taking lots of oil items. As a consequence, I got jaundice. Exactly a year ago, I took a few tests and everything was under control except direct bilirubin level 0.4. Seven months later, whenever I urinated in the morning the color of my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your frustration with non-diagnosis state. Let me first clarify a few myths. Consuming oil does not cause jaundice. You must have developed jaundice due to viral hepatitis. It is unlikely that the current episode is because of the hepatitis. Also...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for jaundice.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male. I am suffering from jaundice. I used to smoke and drink. But, since 15 days I have quit. Last week my eyes became yellow and after that I had my blood test and hepatitis test. I am uploading the report. Please suggest me medicine and further diet plan.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from hepatitis and the cause of which is most probably alcohol. Your hepatitis B and C antibody tests are negative ruling out viral hepatitis. I would suggest you to avoid alcohol intake and ensure good nutrition; take fat free diet and salt ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 month...  Read Full »

Why is my bilirubin level high in the first test and even higher in the second test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and I had two blood tests. The first one was high in bilirubin levels in the liver. So, I was requested to have a second one, and the results came back as even higher. Doctors are saying they still have not had the results back. And are saying they have not had results ...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello sir, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Sorry for the discomfort you are having. Biochemical increase in bilirubin level above the upper limit of the normal range is clinically called jaundice. You mentioned symptoms of stomach pain and jaundice. Since how many days are you hav...  Read Full »

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