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An update on my jaundice looking eyes

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Hi again all, 5 days ago I posted here with hopes of curing my health related anxiety by having you look at my eyes to give your opinion on if their jaundiced or not. Here are the pictures I posted then for reference

So after everyone told me pretty explicitly that my eyes showed no signs of jaundice, I decided to wait until my gp appointment that was supposed to of been earlier this week.

The problem arose when my go had to reschedule me because of an emergency of his own, so now the appointment is on Friday later this week.

Being the hypochondriac I am, I immediately start checking my eyes again to see if they had yellowed anymore, and, from what I can tell, they have. I’m now here again to post the updated set, and to ask how the onset of jaundice normally is for people.

Do eyes slowly yellow over time? Is it more of a rapid onset?

My urine and stool are both normal colored, and aside from occasional weakness in my extremeties I don’t have any other symptoms associated with problems of jaundice. No pain. Nothing.

Without further ado I will now upload the second batch with hopes that you all can overlook my extreme insensitivity and maybe clear up my anxiety once again.

Again, I’m sorry that this is my second post here for what may very well be nothing, but I have no where else to turn for relief until Friday :(

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Hi. I just had a look at both sets of photos and the whites of your eyes appear clear to me. However i am not a doctor and Friday is only a day away so see what your gp says and let them reassure you.

No problem. Post as much as you want here. We are a mostly friendly bunch lol. I jaundice just happened one day. Not over time. You should have nothing to worry about.



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Your eyes didn't look jaundiced in your first photo & they don't look jaundiced in your latest photos.

The following is a quote from a book by psychologist Albert Ellis:


One of my many hypochondriac clients complained that he just could not stop worrying about the possibility of serious illness. If he had a pain in his head, he saw a certain brain tumor. A simple cough convinced him that he had tuberculosis. A stomach twinge set him to thinking of cancer. And whatever he thought he had, he saw as fatal.

"Why do you keep worrying about these illnesses all the time?" I asked.

"Well, because I could die, couldn't I? And at my young age, too, before I've barely lived!"

"Maybe so," I said. "But did it ever occur to you that you spend so much time and energy worrying over the possibility of dying young that you actually give yourself no opportunity to enjoy the one life you'll ever have? Under these conditions, what have you to live for, anyway?"

"Not very much, you make it appear."

"You mean," I said, "you make it appear. Only you can wreck your life by worrying over something almost entirely beyond your control."

"I never thought of it that way," said the client. "Maybe you've got something there." And shortly thereafter, he began to think more and worry less.


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patrick00032001 in reply to Hidden

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Hi, I had severe jaundice when diagnosed with cirrhosis last year it came overnight my eyes were bright yellow and my skin looked as though I had a bad batch of fake tan on. Yours look fine to me. Ask for a blood test to be sure then you can stop worrying. 🙃

Hi. As all the others have said, your eyes appear not to be jaundice. I am not a dr and would suggest you go and see them as soon as you can. A simple Liver function blood test will test your bilirubin levels. Basically the levels of bile in the blood. I was diagnosed as having Gilbert's Syndrome many years ago which is not harmful but can make your skin and eyes yellow tinged and made worse by stress. I was also diagnosed two years ago with cirrhosis which was unrelated and I was very yellow / brown skinned and yellow all of the sclera (whites of all). Just try to put it into perspective and get the tests done. If you don't you will just become obsessed and stressed. Good luck and keep us informed 👍

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Hi Yeshua,

Whilst we understand your anxiety, nobody on this forum is qualified to assess you for jaundice.

This forum is here to share experiences and provide support to each other and we would advise against posting any photos for assessment or asking for specific medical advice.

This is not a medical forum and should not be used to try and make diagnoses or replace advice from your own medical practitioners who have a much wider view of your health and test results.

We hope your doctors can assess you this week and send you for any relevant investigations.

We hope you still find the forum a supportive place to visit,

Best wishes


I see a very faint tingue in one photo

My eyes literally look exactly like yours and I’m so paranoid. They’ve blood shot too and the yellow is only behind the bloodshot...

Have you seen the dr yet?

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Brett11 in reply to Todd260785

I hope so! The original post was a year ago 😂

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Todd260785 in reply to Brett11

very true! haha! I looked at the last comment 23 days ago!

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