9 Common Signs of Jaundice You Shouldn’t Ignore and What to Do Next

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Jaundice is a medical condition which causes your skin, the white of eyes, and mucous membranes to become yellow due to the presence of high levels of bilirubin in the blood.  It may also spread to your other body tissues and fluids causing a lot of discomfort. Jaundice is often an indication of an underlying disease. It occurs due to the malfunctioning of liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. So, it becomes essential to figure out that you are suffering from jaundice as soon as possible to prevent its spread, minimize your discomfort, and speed up your recovery. And that is why, you need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of jaundice. And, we are glad to help you learn all prominent signs of jaundice and how to tackle it effectively. Read on to find out more.

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9 Common Signs of Jaundice You Shouldn’t Ignore:

Yellow Skin And Eyes

One of the most common and most prominent signs of jaundice is your skin and sclera of eyes turning yellow. Usually, the high levels of bilirubin, which is a pigment formed due to the destruction of your red blood cells in the liver, in your body results in yellowing of your eyes and skin. So, when your liver fails to function normally due to jaundice, you experience high amounts of bilirum that affect the tissues of your eyes and skin turning them yellow.

Pain in abdomen

Inflammation or infection of bile duct or the formation of gallstone can cause obstruction in the flow of bile in your bile duct. This makes you suffer from jaundice. The obstruction of the bile during jaundice makes you suffer from discomforting abdominal pain. Generally, when you are down with jaundice, you may experience abdominal pain in the right side of your stomach below your rib cage.

Excessive fatigue

Feeling highly exhausted is one of the signs of jaundice. When you suffer from jaundice, it affects the smooth functioning of your liver and hampers your digestive power which in turn hampers your energy formation. This makes you feel extremely exhausted.

Dark urine

When you are down with jaundice, the destruction of RBCs takes place that forms bilirubin which forms bile. And, your body excretes bile through urine. High levels of bilirubin in jaundice result into bile which is excreted by your body through urine. Due to high amounts of bile present in your urine during jaundice, it makes your urine appear dark.

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Manjiri loves to explore various facts, ideas, and aspects of life and pen them down in her own words. Writing is her passion, which means she enjoys writing on a vast variety of subjects, and health care is just one among her several specialty areas. She works closely with the Portea Health care team to churn out informative health content.

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