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.
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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
- Kidney Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Infectious Mononucleosis
- Cirrhosis Of The Liver
- Iodine Need
- Low Progesterone
- Sickle Cell 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:
having hot flashes
macrocytic red cells
regular unexplained vomiting
severe diffuse bone pain
short-term low-carb dieting
bitter taste in mouth
slight abdominal distension
history of cysts in breasts
recent onset vomiting
... and more than 120 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:
|Sickle Cell Disease
|Cirrhosis Of The Liver
* 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-Related 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:
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