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skin in orange, tired, not sleeping, stomach pain, losing weight help!

By Anonymous October 2, 2011 - 4:30pm
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please help..no doc has been able

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Hi Anon,

Is your skin true orange? Or is it more jaundice (yellow)?
Something that can cause orange skin is called Carotenemia which is mainly due to the excessive intake of carrots, but it can also be associated with the ingestion of many other yellow and green vegetables and citrus fruits. Normally, with carotenemia there are no other symptoms or health risks associated.

If what you have is Jaundice, on the other hand, it is often a sign of a problem with the liver, gallbladder, or pancreas. Infections, use of certain drugs, cancer, blood disorders, gallstones, and a number of other medical conditions can lead to jaundice.

Common causes of jaundice in older children and adults include:

Viral infection of the liver (hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E)

Parasite infection of the liver


Cancer of the pancreas

Other causes of jaundice include:

Cancer of the pancreas

Disorders present since birth that makes it hard for the body to breakdown bilirubin (such as Gilbert syndrome, Dubin-Johnson syndrome, Rotor syndrome, or Crigler-Najjar syndrome)

Eating poisonous mushrooms or other poisons

Immune disorder that mistakenly attacks healthy liver tissue (autoimmune hepatitis)

Liver damage caused by reduced oxygen or blood flow to the liver

The body destroys too many blood cells and the liver cannot handle them (hemolytic anemia)

Use of certain drugs, including an overdose of acetaminophen

Gallbladder and bile duct disorders that can cause jaundice include:

Blocked or narrowed bile ducts (by infection, tumor, stricture, or gallstones)

Primary biliary cirrhosis

Bile build up in the gallbladder because of pressure in the belly area during pregnancy (jaundice of pregnancy)

This may not narrow it down for you, but at least you may now know what you can ask your doctors about. Please keep us posted,


October 3, 2011 - 6:58am
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