Also, do you have any gallbladder problems? That also can increase your bilirubin which would cause you sclera to turn yellow. And a problem with the pancreas can also cause your symptoms. You need to see an Internist to find out what is causing your jaundice. I would do it very soon! Best wishes.
I respectfully disagree because if the sclera is yellow due to pinguecua, it will not cause harm to wait to be examined. If the sclera is yellow due to the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, etc, waiting can be deadly. But yes, blood test can be very expensive without medical insurance. That is for sure.
But making appointments takes time. It may take only a few seconds to diagnosis pinguecua. But waiting for another appointment after seeing an eye doctor, to schedule an appointment to see an internist, would be out of the question, if a person's sclera is jaundice, say to a biliary obstruction. You are risking peritonitis. Just my way of thinking.
do not go to an internist 1st. go to an eye doctor 1st. it would be different if you were experiencing skin discoloration. but in the absence of skin discoloration and other symptoms, the most likely scenario IMO is pinguecula. it'll take 5 seconds or less for the eye doc to tell you whether it is or is not pinguecula. and then if it is NOT...THEN go to an internist to rule out jaundice/liver disease.
if you go to an internist 1st, you may end up with a ton of blood testing that is totally unneccessary.
true that pinguecua is not usually a "quick onset" type of problem, but a LOT of people go years w/o noticing it and then suddenly they come in saying they "just noticed" their eyes "turning yellow"...and its a pinguecua. this happens all the time at my office.
the wait on seeing any specialist can be very long nowadays, sometimes months, I agree if she/he has yellow eyes it'd be a good plan to see the primary doctor soon to rule out liver, pancreas,etc. right away as waiting a month or two could harm their health.
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