Jaundice

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. ... has been treated in the hospital for newborn jaundice . This article tells you what you need to ... Your baby has newborn jaundice. This common condition is caused by high levels of bilirubin in the blood. Your child's skin and sclera (whites of ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Jaundice is a yellow color of the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow coloring comes from bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells. Jaundice can be a symptom of several health problems.
  5. Jaundice is a condition that causes the skin and whites of the eyes to turn yellow. There ... may occur in newborns receiving breast milk. If jaundice seen after the first week of life in ...
  6. Newborn jaundice occurs when a baby has a high level of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow ... of the eyes look yellow. This is called jaundice.
  7. Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucous membranes, or eyes. The yellow color comes from bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells. Jaundice is a sign of other diseases. This article ...
  8. Newborn Jaundice (American Liver Foundation)  
    Jaundice/Children ... Jaundice ... American Liver Foundation ... Jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and eyes. Jaundice usually occurs in babies and newborns because ...
  9. Jaundice in Newborns (Nemours Foundation)  
    Common Infant and Newborn Problems/Specifics ... Common Infant and Newborn Problems ... Jaundice/Children ... Jaundice ... Jaundice is when a baby has yellowing of the skin ...
  10. ... start to occur between 2 to 8 weeks. Jaundice (a yellow color to the skin and mucus ... weight and become irritable, and will have worsening jaundice. Other symptoms may include: Dark urine Swollen belly ...
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