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Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)

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Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)

A liver that is working poorly cannot get rid of bilirubin, a substance that produces a yellowing of the eyes and skin called jaundice. Too much alcohol and some medicines can also lead to jaundice.

Graphic of jaundice

If you suddenly develop jaundice, you should go to the emergency room immediately.