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Can gallstones cause yellow eyes?

Can gallstones also bring some eye problems such as yellow eyes? Why or why not?
01/16/2013
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  • Jose joyce

    One of the most common symptoms caused by gallstone is yellow eyes. Gallstones are formed from cholesterol and other elements found in the bile, and they can be smaller than a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. When the gallstones block a bile duct, your red blood cells break down faster than the liver can process them, resulting in a accumulations of jaundice in the bloodstream, and your eyes or your skins may turn yellow. Besides, not only gallstones but also many other problems may cause yellow eyes, such as drinking alcohol, wearing contacts, dehydrations and so on. But if you suffer pain in your belly and have yellow eyes, you should consult the doctor immediately, meanwhile you should eat more fresh fruits ,vegetables, drink more water, but avoid drinking alcohol.
    01/18/2013
  • Arianna

    Jaundice is a condition that bilirubin built up in blood which causes yellowness of skin mucous and sclera. Usually some problems of liver, gallbladder and blood might cause jaundice. The gall, is a small sac attached onto the liver, where the bilirubin is processed. After processed by liver, the normal rutin for bilirubin is to travel through gallbladder and then into small intestines with bile. If you got gallstone, and the stone is small, you might have no feelings at all. But if the stone is large enough which would clogged the duct that bile can't drained out, then you might get some trouble. Once the gall duct blocked with stone, the bile can't be drained, but the gallbladder wouldn't stop filling in with new more bile, then this small sac would be enlarged. This is why many patients with gallstone got severe pain at the stomach pit. It also makes patients nausea and vomiting. As more and more bile built up in the gallbladder, it would be absorbed into the blood, which makes a increasing higher level of bilirubin in blood and so tinged the skin, sclera and mucous a yellowish color. It requires a surgery to get the stone out and open the duct. It is emergent condition that needs your attention right now.
    01/27/2013
  • edward

    Yellow eyes are commonly due to jaundice. We are easy to get yellowish skin and yellow eyes because of jaundice. The gallbladder is a small sac found just under the liver. You most likely will have mild pain in the pit of your stomach or in the upper right part of your belly and your skin or the whites of your eyes may turn yellow.
    03/04/2013
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