Jaundice in Thibodaux, LA

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Jaundice, a condition that is commonly seen in infants, can also occur in adults. This condition, which causes the eyes and skin to turn a shade of yellow, is due to high levels of bilirubin (a yellow-orange pigment) in the body. Jaundice in adults can be caused by a variety of things, including gallstones, hepatitis, and tumors. If your skin or eyes has started to yellow and you think you might be suffering from jaundice in Thibodaux, LA, contact your nearest Digestive Health Center locations to request a consultation today.

For some individuals, there may be no visible jaundice symptoms; in others, there are. Generally, the severity of the symptoms will depend on the cause of jaundice and how quickly the disease has developed.

For many short-term cases of jaundice, it's typically caused by an infection of some sort. Some symptoms of infection-induced jaundice include:

  • Fever and/or chills
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Clay-colored stool

You may be experiencing jaundice related to liver disease if you're experiencing symptoms such as unexpected weight loss, itchy skin, or abdominal pain (in the case of pancreatic or biliary tract cancer). If you have liver disease and develop jaundice, you may experience:

  • Hepatitis A, B, or C
  • Liver inflammation
  • Skin disease (Pyoderma gangrenosum)
  • Polyarthralgia (inflammation of the joints)

Generally, the first thing we'll check for when diagnosing jaundice is liver disease. Signs that liver disease could be present include:

  • Easily bruised skin
  • Spider veins
  • Red coloration of the palms and fingertips (palmar erythema)

We may perform other tests to check your bilirubin levels as well as for other liver issues. These may include:

  • Urine test
  • Blood test
  • Testing the liver size and tenderness
  • Biopsy

The good news is that jaundice often doesn't require treatment for adults. However, there can be complications related to jaundice that should be treated. This could include symptoms like:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Flatulence
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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If the whites of your eyes or your skin have started to turn yellow, it could be a sign that you may have jaundice. This could be coupled with other symptoms such as upset stomach, constipation, or diarrhea. The GI specialists at Digestive Health Center can help. When you visit one of our Thibodaux, LA locations, we can help diagnose and treat jaundice and related liver or GI tract concerns. For more information on jaundice treatment in Thibodaux, LA, contact your nearest location to request a consultation.

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