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This article[edit]

Does not explain very well what the actual cause of jaundice is. It starts trailing off like my biology teacher and doesn't conclude or simplify the information. I went to another website and I understand instantly the cause of jaundice. IMPROOOOVEE!!! Also, under symptoms it doesn't actually give a symptom. It just rambles on about jaundice eye's in poetry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:42, 1 December 2009 (UTC)


Is there any information available on jaundice treatment? 02:14, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

I wonder if the article should explain what happens if jaundice is not treated. Is a baby's life in danger if it is not treated for jaundice (assuming the jaundice does not go away by itself)? Saleem ready discussed: "With high doses of bilirubin (severe hyperbilirubinemia) there can be a complication known as kernicterus. This is the chief reason for neonatal jaundice to be treated. The effects of kernicterus range from fever, seizures, and a high-pitched crying to mental retardation." David Ruben Talk 00:57, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

That section appears to have disappeared. Could we have it back? --Puellanivis 22:01, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
I believe it moved to Neonatal jaundice, no?--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:22, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Who is the idiot that keeps changing Pre-hepatic urine color to light? Lets do an experiement. Go to Africa, get malaria, and go to the bathroom and tell me if your urine is light. It's not. Any hemolytic anemia is going to increase your unconjugated bilirubin and your liver will conjugate the bilirubin to increase the conjugated bilirubin which will go into your intestines, be broken down by bacteria to urobilinogen and oxidized to urobilin and then reabsorbed and put into the urine. If you have more, you will reabsorb more and your urine will be darker. I even put a reference. You guys at wiki. Sometimes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mastac741 (talkcontribs) 15:37, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Popular reference[edit]

The pop culture reference was not helpful. I removed it to give the aritcle a boost of credibililty.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 05:44, 17 April 2006

There really should be the symptoms and treatments available. 16:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC) Tolulope Ogunbiyi

The article is referenced to a "dictionary of cliches." That can't be right!! 22:57, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Bryanton's Triangle[edit]

"Patients often complain of severe itching or "pruritus". Often, only Bryanton's triangle will remain unscratched. Bryanton's triangle is a single triangle of skin on the patient's back that the patient is unable to reach, and therefore scratch. It varies in size depending on the flexibility of the patient, and occasionally presents as a diamond in lower BMI patients."

I looked this up on Google, and while it appears that there is no such thing as a "Bryanton's Triangle" there is something called "Bryant's Triangle" which isn't located anywhere on the back. Although the description they give sounds reasonable, whatever it is, it is not "Bryanton's Triangle". (talk) 18:38, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

what is hepatitis A,B and C? -- (talk) 06:44, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

If only there were such a thing as an instantly searchable online encyclopaedia, eh? (talk) 14:31, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Include information on how hyperbilirubinemia causes intrinsic staining of the teeth —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:25, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Lab tests[edit]

The table is good, but do you think we should add other tests in to determine if it is pre/intra or post hepatic? For example alkaline phosphatase raised in post hepatic, and Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase raised in intra hepatic. Or break down products of bilirubin, for example urobilinogen being decreased in the urine of patients with posthepatic jaundice. (talk) 09:04, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Is there such a thing as urobilirubin - is it supposed to be urobilin (see hepatic jaundice) I searched guyton 11th ed 2005 couldn't find that word anywhere —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:17, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

That's because they changed the name. A lot happens in medicine in a few years. Urobilinogen is formerly known as Stercobilinogen. I bet that's the term they use in your old textbook. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mastac741 (talkcontribs) 20:12, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

When urobilinogen is oxydized it becomes urobilin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:46, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


Jaundice can also cause pixelation of the eyelids--TheBladeRoden (talk) 19:01, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not censored and we have lots of scary pictures, but this one is unintentionally terrifying. (talk) 20:18, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Yeah...I would kinda like a text only version of this page...yuck... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:11, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

The article says this:

"It was once believed persons suffering from the medical condition jaundice saw everything as yellow."

However, it neglects to tell us whether or not this is true.

Rosa Lichtenstein (talk) 17:08, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

You know, if the pictures are scary you can right-click, click on block content, and click on the picture you don't want to see. When you do this it will not show them. You can unblock them, as well.

User:Hiediarobalx 05:38 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to edit[edit]

It is proposed that Jaundice be part of the trial of a new template; see the green strip at the top of Pain where it has been in place for a couple of months. The purpose of this project is to encourage readers to edit, while equipping them with the basic tools. If you perceive a problem with this, or have any suggestions for improvement, please discuss at the project talk page. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 10:07, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Is this picture appropriate?[edit]

I know Wikipedia is not censored, but at the same time, its not uncommon in many medical textbook images for the facial features of a patient to be hidden/blurred for privacy reasons. In this case, the patient's entire face is shown - Should we at least aim to avoid revealing the patient's identity, even if this picture does a good job in showing the actual condition in a hospital setting? Would covering up the patient's eyes impair the reader's understanding of the appearance of jaundice? -A1candidate (talk) 11:24, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

[August 30, 2013] I agree. The pictures used on this article are not appropriate, and I believe may violate copyright law. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:19, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

[August 30, 2013: Part 2] Due to a lack of evidence showing the patients agreed to have their pictures posted online, they have been removed from the Wiki article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:23, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Patient has given consent for release under a CC BY SA license. Maybe you could try asking the uploader next time. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 05:45, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Please provide a link. Maybe you could try being less passive aggressive next time. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:29, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
A link to what? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 08:35, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

VERY heteronormative, just putting it out there — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:37, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Where should we mention cholestatic jaundice[edit]

Other articles refer to cholestatic jaundice but it's not mentioned here. - Rod57 (talk) 05:43, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, I have redirected to obstructive jaundice. LT90001 (talk) 09:45, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

The Simpsons?[edit]

Should we include something about The Simpsons on here?

Whites of the eyes[edit]

Are the sclera. And yes jaundice makes them often appear yellow. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:20, 3 May 2017 (UTC)