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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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Why are there lethargy and consistent cough in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wanting some more information about my sons blood test that was done yesterday. There are a a few results that were in the red. The doctor called and left a voicemail today but only mentioned the chest X-ray that was done and not the bloodwork and were closed by the time I saw th...  Read Full »

Dr. Manoj Kumar Yadav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your child is lethargic and not accepting well. Then child may be sick. Also regarding the reports. Urobilinogen may be seen in early phases of jaundice and bacteria simply me be due to urinary infection. The WBC count are low and which may also signify infection. Re...  Read Full »

I need medications and treatment for alcohol addiction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am addicted to alcohol. I need medications and treatment for alcohol withdrawal. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I can help you deal with your alcohol addiction, but I need details about your alcohol consumption. For how many years do you consume alcohol? Which type of alcohol do you take? How much alcohol do you consume daily? Do you have to take alc...  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 »

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 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 »

How do I confirm jaundice?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. I did my medical test two days before. My liver function test reports are not good. Do I have jaundice? But I do not feel any symptoms. Do I need any further tests?  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you do have jaundice. But the level of jaundice is mild. It can occur due to any viral infection. There are two options:- Wait for 6 weeks and repeat LFT or straight away get further ...  Read Full »

Why do I have high serum bilirubin despite ERCP in jaundice?

Query: Hello doctor, Obstructive jaundice has been detected. ERCP was done. Serum bilirubin still very high. MRCP report says everything is alright but neither serum bilirubin nor yellowness has got less.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. In obstructive jaundice, there is an accumulation of conjugated bilirubin in the body due to obstruction at different levels in the hepatobiliary system which causes yellowish discolorat...  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 »

Why is my 22 days old baby passing frequent stools after jaundice?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 22 days old. He suffered from jaundice when he was 7 days old. So, the doctor advised me to stop breastfeeding for three days. After that, breastfeeding did not fulfill his stomach so he was given powder milk a few times a day. He is passing stool more than 6 to 7 times in a...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A baby can pass as many times stool as they are fed. The stool can be slight curdy in nature and may vary in color from golden yellow to greenish yellow in color. You should focus more on breastfeeding your baby. But if milk output is not adequate, you may give top f...  Read Full »

Will blood dilution help treat high Hb in newborn with jaundice?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 4 days old. He is diagnosed with jaundice. His Jaundice levels were 19.6 and post phototherapy they have come down to 13. The doctor has noticed that the baby has high Hb (22.3). The other vital parameters are like PCV- 63.7, RBC- 6.36, WBC- 11600 per microliter of blood, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your baby's bilirubin is now in safe range. But as his Hb (hemoglobin) is more this may lead to hemolysis, etc. Dilution of blood means they take out blood and replace with saline. This may lead to dilution. But I think in your case if the baby is active we can wait ...  Read Full »

My bilirubin has increased and am suffering from weakness, weight loss, and digestion problems. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from weakness, discomfort, weight reduction, and digestion problems. My bilirubin has also increased. Why so?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. These symptoms like indigestion and weakness are due to increased levels of bilirubin. It causes jaundice-like symptoms so I would suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Take a syrup of Hepa Merz (...  Read Full »

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