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Please Help - Yellow Eyes

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  • Posted By: Leafsfan21
  • March 25, 2007
  • 04:34 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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  • Your bilirubin is very high. Have they done a liver biopsy or cholestrol test? You may have fatty liver. I was misdiagnosed with fatty liver due to my liver enzymes and jaundice but I insisted on a liver biopsy, the liver biopsy showed that I had a condition called autoimmune hepatitis, in which the immune system attacks the liver. Best of luck to you.
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  • You may want to look into Gilbert's syndrome. It is a condition where you are missing an enzyme in your liver which breaks down the old red blood cells. This can cause jaundice in the skin and eyes. You may also fell tired or have other unexplainable symptoms. I have Gilbert's syndrome and I do notice the whites of my eyes become yellow sometimes, too! Hope that helps you!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2008
    • 07:54 PM
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  • There are several diseases cause jaundice, including increased production of bilirubin, acute inflammation of the liver, chronic liver diseases, infiltrative diseases of the liver, inflammation of the bile ducts, blockage of the bile ducts, drugs, genetic disorders, developmental abnormalities of bile ducts, jaundice of pregnancy, cholestasis of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, acute fatty liver of pregnancy..I am the administrator of the BBS which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases, Mabel. Our BBS is newly-opened. You can get much useful information and let others share your experiences there. Welcome to visit http://liver-health.info/. Thank you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 06:07 AM
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  • :) There are many diseases causing jaundice, including increased production of bilirubin, acute inflammation of the liver, chronic liver diseases, infiltrative diseases of the liver, inflammation of the bile ducts, blockage of the bile ducts, drugs, genetic disorders, developmental abnormalities of bile ducts, jaundice of pregnancy, cholestasis of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia and acute fatty liver of pregnancy.I am the administrator of the BBS which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases, Mabel. Our BBS is newly-opened. You can get much useful information and let others share your experiences there. Welcome to visit http://liver-health.info/. Thank you.
    mabel8499 3 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 06:17 AM
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