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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Your total bilirubin level is just above the upper limit of normal for most labs, but in isolation, it doesn't help in finding its root cause or knowi ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Bilirubin of 8 suggests obstruction to bile flow, severe hepatitis, late cirrhosis or some metabolic anomaly.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Just a number.: In and of itself, the bilirubin level is just a number, and as such your number os not very high. It would be prudent, though, to interpret this valu ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Safe: The only danger in "gilbert's" is that someone will misunderstand / overdiagnose / overtreat. Very rarely, gilbert's people run into trouble with a f ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Whoa: First, this is a very low top for the reference range for indirect bilirubin. Second, reference isn't the "should be" range, but a measure of a popul ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is all relative!: If the Cancer is involving your liver, then rising bilirubin is an indication that your tumor in the liver is quite large and progressive. This needs ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Do you mean bilirubin of 12, which is very high? Or do you mean 1.2 ? A very high bilirubin may mean bile duct problem or marked liver disease, hepati ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
1.5 or less: Normal is generally less than 1.5. Every lab is different and normal highs may range from 1 to 1.8.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: It depends on the age of the patient and the level of the jaundice. Jaundice in adults is not as dangerous in that the bilirubin (which causes the jau ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing: There are no pathologic processes causing abnormally low bilirubin levels.

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