Obstructive Jaundice

Obstructive Jaundice is a particular form of jaundice (whose general definition is concerns yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes, indicating excess bilirubin which is a bile pigment in the blood.)

Causes of obstructive jaundice:

Obstructive jaundice happens when bile made in the liver fails to reach the intestines due to obstruction of the bile ducts.

Such obstruction may be due to gall stones or to cholestasis.

Symptoms & Effects of obstructive jaundice may include:

  • Dark Urine
  • Pale Faeces
  • Itching

Compare obstructive jaundice with hepatocellular jaundice and haemolytic jaundice.

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