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So I looked at my eye an it's was a little green at the bottom and I'm wondering is this jaundice or?

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As I said in reply to your first post it is actually against forum rules to post photographs for comment. They reproduce poorly on screen and none of us are qualified to comment.

However, that being said you wouldn't need to pull back your eyelids to see genuine jaundice in your eyes they would really be YELLOW. The BLT often share the NHS page on jaundice to demonstrate what real jaundiced eyes & skin look like and yours are nowhere near.

nhs.uk/conditions/jaundice/

You obviously have some concerns that has made you post these things twice today - if you have genuine worries about your liver health see your doctor, explain your concerns and get very basic tests done. Basic liver bloods will show whether you have a build up of bilirubin (the cause of jaundice).

Katie

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Helpme1245 in reply to AyrshireK

Im really sorry but I was just worried because no one in my family knows about stuff like this

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AyrshireK in reply to Helpme1245

See your doctor, explain your concerns, they are the best placed to answer your questions and carry out basic tests.

Katie

No. If it was yellow you wouldn't have to ask, it would be blatantly obvious.

In some diseases, there may be icterus along the edge of the sclera (initial manifestations), but it's not realistic to determine from a photograph. You need to evaluate the color in natural light. If something confuses you, it's better to consult a doctor and an initial examination may be prescribed - blood tests, LFT, ultrasound, etc. if necessary

Hi Think Bart Simpson colour. That's a very similar jaundice colour chart. No white at all.

If in doubt GP, they can access photos by email.

I very much doubt it. Why do you think you might have jaundice.

I had it once when I got Gastritis and it was un mistakable, I was very slightly yellow all over

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Jay986 in reply to Smegmer

Gastritis gave you jaundice?

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Smegmer in reply to Jay986

Yeh, but only for about 1 day, it can happen. Gastritis was very bad, felt like my stomach was going to explode.

ehealthme.com/cs/gastritis/...

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Jay986 in reply to Smegmer

Wow, thanks for the information

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Helpme1245 in reply to Smegmer

Yea

So my eyes almost look like this
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Smegmer in reply to Helpme1245

Look up "Scleral Icterus" your eyes look nothing like it ! You do not have Jaundice is a bet I would place alot of money on.

why do you think you do? You are obviously anxious about your health, get to a doctor and get some tests is the only way to move forward with your fears.

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Helpme1245 in reply to Smegmer

I saw yellow marks on my chest and arms and searched that up and for some reason jaundice came up and I checked my eyes and they were like that I haven't paid attention to them but I look and I see that and my anxiety sky rockets

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Helpme1245 in reply to Smegmer

Forgot to add my eyes are brown so like that but brown eyes

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Smegmer in reply to Helpme1245

Its not Jaundice ! The whole whites of your eyes would be yellow!

My ex girl friend had eyes like that and that was 25 years ago, well she is still alive and well !

Go to the Doctor and get some tests, you will see you are worrying about nothing or atleast not Jaundice.

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BlueAster in reply to Helpme1245

Hang on, sorry if I’ve misunderstood, are you saying that your eyes look the photo of someone with blue green eyes with yellow flecks in, but yours are brown!?? So you think you’ve got jaundice? Have you seen jaundice!??

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Helpme1245 in reply to BlueAster

Yea but there that green or yellow stuff on the side

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AyrshireK in reply to Helpme1245

Which you wouldn't know if you weren't pulling your eyelids back, it's entirely normal to not be white right to the very recesses of the eyes.

As several of us have said, if you have genuine concerns about your eyes or your health in general then go and see your doctor and get a check up.

No one here is allowed by forum rules or qualifed to offer a definitive answer as to what's ok and what's not based on photos.

Katie

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Helpme1245 in reply to BlueAster

Here

So this is what I mean

I've had jaundice and was admitted to hospital for 13 days for the underlying cause (not just because I was jaundiced). My jaundice was hardly noticeable, but the whole white part of my eyes were tinged yellow.

You are the same as the rest of us, from time to time our minds will see something and panic us into believing it is the worst possible thing, (usually whatever we are frightened by or what ever makes us worry). I'm not saying you are definitely not jaundiced, your photos do not look as though you are jaundiced, I hope this helps lower your anxiety but please go and see a doctor, not just to check your jaundice but let him know about your anxiety as well. When I told people about my fears, the stress, the worry, it was like a flood of worry drained out of me. I still worry, I get anxious and scared but other people have given me ways of coping and getting through those moments to a point where now, instead of worrying for hours, the moments can sometimes go after a minute.

Being able to control these moments instead of these moments controlling you will help you remain calm when you feel worried.

Take care

Dave

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We understand that you are worried, but please delete this photograph and seek medical advice if concerned.

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Dear Helpme1245, while we recognise you are concerned about your health, no one on this forum can diagnose you with jaundice. Please kindly stop posting photos as this goes against community guidelines. I'll close this post to replies, thanks to all who replied. Your GP can advise you if required. Trust10

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