Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Jaundice in Adults
Your jaundice is most likely to be the result of either a liver problem or a blood cell abnormality called hemolysis (rupturing blood cells).
Your doctor will probably be able to quickly sort out which type of problem you have through blood tests. Your habits and history can also shed light on which of these two problems is most likely.
If your medical history (or family history) includes sickle cell disease, thalassemia, or another condition that causes abnormal blood cells, this might relate to your jaundice. If you have had a previous diagnosis of liver disease, that might relate to your jaundice.
Choose the answer that fits you best. If you answer yes to the first and second questions, you may want to read both sections of this guide.