Jaundice

A new yellow tint to the skin can be a symptom of jaundice. Jaundice occurs when levels of a substance called bilirubin build up in the blood and skin. It may be caused by a problem with the liver or the blood. With jaundice, the whites of the eyes also may look yellow, and stools may be light-colored or whitish.

Jaundice

Jaundice

A new yellow tint to the skin can be a symptom of jaundice. Jaundice occurs when levels of a substance called bilirubin build up in the blood and skin. It may be caused by a problem with the liver or the blood.

With jaundice, the whites of the eyes also may look yellow, and stools may be light-colored or whitish.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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