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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Many possible causes: ... ranging from problems with the gallbladder or bile duct to liver problems to problems with metabolism. If you know that Gilbert syndrome is not pr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
Bilirubin: This doesn't make sense. The total bilirubin is the combination of unconjugated and conjugated bilirubin. So, if the total bili is normal; then the co ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Not concerning: As long as your total bilirubin is normal, the proportion of direct to indirect or conjugated to unconjugated bilirubin, is of little significance. I ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Pouls
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hard to say . . .: There are many causes for an elevated bilirubin. Some causes are harmless, while other causes can be pretty serious. If this is the first time that yo ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Ask the DR!!!: Did a DR order this blood test? What other tests? Elevated??? What are the NUMBERS reported for direct bilirubin, indirect bilirubin? There are many ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on how: Much of elevation and how soon after surgery. If it is sudden elevation shortly after surgery, it could mean something bad, like retained stone, obst ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Other way around: Hemolytic anemia which is a red blood cell destructive process produce an elevated bili.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See your Dr: If in doubt, stop isotretinoin. "Slightly" elevated bilirubin needs to be evaluated in context. Various details are needed for analysis of this. The ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
To the extent that: P vera would be associated with increased rbc turnover, a modest increase in bili is possible. However, the disease is one of proliferation more than ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Bile duct blockage: The most common cause of jaundice is a blocked bile duct, usually from a stone. Sometimes it can be caused by a tumor or hepatitis though. Best see ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gal ... Read More
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