Jaundice in Adults

Welcome to the Decision Guide for Jaundice. Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and the whites of your eyes that results from accumulation of an intensely yellow natural substance, bilirubin. Bilirubin is contained inside red blood cells, and it is cleared out of the body in the digestive substance "bile," which drains from the liver and gallbladder. People who get jaundice usually also have dark yellow or brown urine from extra bilirubin. If you have jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), this guide can help you to understand some of the most common causes that might explain your symptoms.
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