What Causes Yellow Skin Color?
Yellow skin color can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose yellow skin color, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "yellow skin color" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Liver Congestion
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Iodine Need
- Low Progesterone
- Hemolytic Anemia
- Gallbladder Disease
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
history of ovarian cysts
severe mid-right abdominal pain
processed meat consumption
constant slight bloating
low alcohol consumption
sickness caused by wine
non-human estrogen use
dark urine color
positive results from coffee enemas
... and more than 90 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of yellow skin color:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Skin Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about yellow skin tone:
Does your skin seem to have a more yellowish (jaundiced) tone than previously? It may help to look at untanned areas.
→ Don't know
→ Probably / somewhat
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of yellow skin tone, possibly jaundiced skin or jaundiced skin, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Jaundice also suggests the following possibilities:
Cirrhosis of the Liver
Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and eyes that occurs when the diseased liver does not process enough bilirubin.
Malaria can cause jaundice through the loss of red blood cells.
Jaundice may be due to blockage of the bile duct from the inflamed pancreas.
... and also rule out issues such as: