Bilirubin is a compound produced by the breakdown of hemoglobin from red blood cells. Jaundice is a condition in which too much bilirubin is found in the blood. The excess bilirubin causes the skin and eyes to turn a yellowish color.
Jaundice is common in newborn babies, and normally will go without treatment.

However, in adults, Jaundice is indicative of liver damage and can lead to liver failure.

Jaundice may be caused by a number of factors, including:
An obstruction of the bile duct
Pancreatic cancer
Inadequate blood flow to the liver

Depending on what is causing your jaundice, you may have additional symptoms such as tiredness, abdominal pain, weight loss, vomiting and fever.

If you suspect that you have jaundice, go to see your doctor.