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The patient should closely follow the health care practitioner's recommendations and treatment regimen. Once the diagnosis has been established, the health care practitioner will determine whether or not the patient requires a specialist (for example, gastroenterologist, hematologist/oncologist, general surgeon, etc.) to address their particular underlying medical condition. Additional blood testing and imaging studies may be required.
Depending on the cause of the patient's jaundice, he or she may require only a short-term follow-up with visits to the health care practitioner, or the patient may require lifelong close supervision by a physician. The patient should discuss the potential complications of thier condition with your health care practitioner, and always seek medical attention if the symptoms recur or worsen.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/5/2014
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