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Is it normal for a newborn to have yellow eyes?

My new born baby have yellow eyes. It is so strange. Is it a sign that she has liver problems?
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  • crusanov


    Actually it is very common for new born infants to have yellow eyes and skins, especially for the new born ones within one week. There are two possibiliities leading to this problem, physiological or pathological cause. They yellow eyes are due to the bilirubin in blood. About 50%-60% of new born babies and over 80% of premature infants tend to have physiologic jaundice because of excessive bilirubin produced in blood and poor metabolic and drainage capability of new borns. It usually lasts for 7-10days without other obvious symptoms. If it is pathologic jaundice, it lasts much longer and develops faster. You can check with the doctor about the exact cause of your baby's problems.
  • Alexander


    Yellow eyes are a sign of jaundice caused by a buildup in the blood. It is not strange that your new born baby have yellow eyes because yellow eyes usually happen on newborn babies. So you do not need worry about it very much. More often than not, newborn babies' yellow eyes are not a cause for alarm and do not need extra treatment at all. However, if you find your baby's yellow eyes do not disappear for a long time and he also suffer other related problems, you should take him to hospital in no time. High or quickly rising levels of bilirubin in newborns can result in serious problems as well. And yes, yellow eyes can indicate liver problems. Liver problems like hepatitis and cirrhosis in babies or children can also cause yellow eyes. and you should seek an doctor so as not to let it get worse.
  • Richard


    Well, generally speaking, it is kind of normal for newborn to have yellow eyes. And we can say that is a common condition in newborns, which refers to the yellow color of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by excess bilirubin in the blood. For the reasons, we can say that newborns make more bilirubin than adults do since they have more turnovers of red blood cells. Also, according to some researches, a newborn baby's still-developing liver may not yet be able to remove adequate bilirubin from the blood. But we cannot say there is a liver problem in the newborn. So you do not need to worry about it. At this moment, I will just suggest you go and see the doctor.