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Jaundice (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call a health care practitioner if you or your baby develops jaundice. Jaundice may be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition.

If you are unable to reach and be seen by your health care practitioner in a timely manner, go to the emergency department for further evaluation.

Questions to Ask the Doctor

  1. What is the cause of my jaundice? How can I learn more about it?
  2. Will I require any blood tests or imaging studies?
  3. What is the likely course of this illness? What is the long-term outlook?
  4. What are my treatment options? Will I require surgery or medications? Are there any medications I should avoid?
  5. If my symptoms worsen while at home, what should I do? When do I need to call you? When do I need to go to the emergency department?
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