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:
|Cirrhosis Of The Liver||29%||Unlikely|
|Iodine Need||1%||Ruled out|
|Gallbladder Disease||0%||Ruled out|
|Pancreatic Cancer||0%||Ruled out|
|Infectious Mononucleosis||0%||Ruled out|
Does your skin seem to have a more yellowish (jaundiced) tone than previously? It may help to look at untanned areas.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Probably / somewhat
Hypothyroidism can manifest as dry or scaly or yellowish skin.
Jaundice also suggests the following possibilities:
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.
Pale skin, often with a lemon tint, can be a sign of B12 deficiency.