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Please Help! - YELLOW EYES

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  • Posted By: Leafsfan21
  • March 25, 2007
  • 04:32 PM

Hey guys, just reg'd here, this site looks awesome.

Anyways, about 3 months ago I noticed the white parts of my eyes were yellow. I decided to see what would happen if I kept an eye on it, and after a couple weeks it was getting worse. I went to the hospital, after a few weeks of tests and tests (ie. for jaundice, hep A and C, etc) all they could tell me is that my Billirubin level is at 53 and its supposed to be at 19 or so? I am SO frustrated that they cannot tell me more, and walking around with yellow eyes is really kind of embarassing. I don't drink much at all, and he only other explanation (which they didn't really consider) is that I used to eat McDonalds a lot (ALSO, I AM ONLY 18!!). Please help me out guys, if I posted this in the wrong spot I am sorry. I just want to get my white eyes back!

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  • the medical term for your yellow eyes is scleral icterus and in your case is a consequence of jaundice. a really helpful review can be found at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040115/299.htmlit sounds like you've had a lot of the requisite tests to rule out the 'bad things', presumably under the direction of a gastroenterologist. if nothing is coming up conclusive, Gilbert's syndrome is a relatively common cause, and will lead to noticeable scleral icterus especially when you are dehydrated. it is definitely worth pursuing a diagnosis from your doctors until they can give you a better explanation.from the eye standpoint, other than cosmesis, it does not cause any harm or damage.
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