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Jaundice causes your skin and the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. Too much bilirubin causes jaundice. Bilirubin is a yellow chemical in hemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen in your red blood cells. As red blood cells break down, your body builds new cells to replace them. The old ones are processed by the liver. If the liver cannot handle the blood cells as they break down, bilirubin builds up in the body and your skin may look yellow.

Many healthy babies have some jaundice during the first week of life. It usually goes away. However, jaundice can happen at any age and may be a sign of a problem. Jaundice can happen for many reasons, such as

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  1. Jaundice (National Library of Medicine)  
    Jaundice causes your skin and the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. Too much bilirubin causes jaundice. Bilirubin is a yellow chemical in hemoglobin, the ... may look yellow. Many healthy babies have some jaundice during the first week of life. It usually ...
  2. Jaundice of the newborn; Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia; Bili lights - jaundice ... newborns have some yellowing of the skin, or jaundice. This is called "physiological jaundice." It is harmless, ...
  3. Conditions associated with jaundice; Yellow skin and eyes; Skin - yellow; Icterus; Eyes - yellow ... be removed by the body in the stool. Jaundice can occur when too much bilirubin builds up ...
  4. Causes of jaundice ... Jaundice is often a sign of a problem with the liver, gallbladder, or pancreas. Jaundice can occur when too much bilirubin builds up ...
  5. Newborn Jaundice (American Liver Foundation)  
    ... Your Liver > Liver Disease Information > Newborn Jaundice Newborn Jaundice Explore this section to learn more about Newborn ... removes harmful substances from your blood. What is jaundice? Jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and ...
  6. Facts about Jaundice and Kernicterus (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Kernicterus National Center Homepage Share Compartir Facts about Jaundice and Kernicterus Jaundice is the yellow color seen ... is more likely to get jaundice. Sibling with Jaundice A baby with a sister or brother that ...
  7. Jaundice and Your Newborn Video (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Compartir Videos Your browser does not support iFrames. Jaundice and Your Newborn: What every parent should know ... Running Time: (10:14) New parents talk about Jaundice and discuss important information that every parent should ...
  8. Jaundice in Healthy Newborns (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... within a few days of birth. Types of Jaundice The most common types of jaundice are: Physiological ( ...
  9. ... Kernicterus Neonatal jaundice Patient information Phototherapy Patient information: Jaundice in newborn infants (Beyond the Basics) Authors Ronald ...
  10. Newborn jaundice is a common condition. It is caused by high levels of bilirubin (a yellow coloring) in your ... yellow. Your child may go home with some jaundice or may develop jaundice after going home. Below ...
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