Yellow Skin and Stomach Pain
Yellow skin and stomach pain can be symptoms of various conditions. While pain is abnormal, it is not always considered a medical emergency. Mild pain that is not associated with certain "red flags" can be discussed with your doctor when convenient. Severe pain which is accompanied by yellow skin should be considered an emergency, and a visit to the office or the emergency room is advised.
- Other red flags to look for with stomach pain: fever, diarrhea, persistent constipation, blood in the stools, persistent nausea or vomiting, vomiting blood, severe tenderness of the belly, or swelling of the abdomen.
- Yellow skin is caused by an accumulation of bilirubin in the skin, usually caused by gallbladder or liver disorders.
- Possible causes include alcoholic liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, biliary stricture, bile obstruction, cancer of the pancreas, and viral hepatitis.