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Why is it my eyes is yellow since I was born??,Im 25years old now. If I sleep late at night or Im sick my eyes becomes yellowish,but If I sleep early it is still yellow but just light yellow. I dont have a yellow skin, I also don't have have the symptoms for hepatitis.

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replied August 22nd, 2017
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Yellowish discoloration of the sclera (whitish part of the eye) is usually associated with liver disorders and is called as Jaundice.

The first sign of liver disease, that is Jaundice (Yellowish discoloration of the sclera of the eyes) due to accumulation of bilirubin, occurs with bilirubin range of 2-3 mg/d. Skin discoloration occurs at much higher levels.

Some general some symptoms of liver disease include nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, indigestion, change in stools, jaundice, itching, etc. In severe conditions with greater liver dysfunction abdominal distension, swelling of the legs, anorexia, lethargy could be evident.

In case you have the above signs and symptoms, then additional tests including Urinalysis for bilirubinuria, Serum albumin, liver enzymes (ALT, AST, ALP, LDH), as well as a liver ultrasound - will be needed to evaluate the level of liver damage.

In case, if you do not have any other signs and symptoms other than the yellowish discoloration of your eye then it would be insignificant and you need not worry about it.

If you have any doubts or concerns consult your doctor or a hepatologist and seek a proper medical opinion.

I hope this helps.

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