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Q. How do I confirm jaundice?

Answered by
Dr. Divakara P
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 05, 2015 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

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?

Dr. Divakara P

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 testing to know the cause of jaundice. Either way is fine but, I recommend the first option.
  • Your LDL cholesterol level is high. You require a medicine called Roseday (Rosuvastatin) 10 mg every night for at least 3 months to control cholesterol. But this you can start once your liver status has been resolved.

For further information consult a medical gastroenterologist online -->  https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist


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