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How long does it take for bilirubin to go down

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Really fast: Sober up and your liver enzymes can be okay in a few days if you haven't given yourself alcoholic hepatitis or cirrhosis. Keep up the good work and ev... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
This is normal: Your serum bilirubin isn't your height, shoe size, or even waistline. It varies quite a bit from week to week. Don't worry about it.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Bilirubin: All readings look within the normal range.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
In Newborns only: Blue lights are commonly used to reduce bilirubin but it only works in New born babies whose liver is not mature yet. This method is not useful in gr... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Newborns: Light therapy is used for newborns who have high bilirubin. Light converts insoluble bilirubin to soluble form that can be excreted in the urine. In t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
High bilirubin: The answer depends on why your bilirubin levels are elevated. This can be of no consequence at all in some circumstances or a sign of a serious illnes... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Gallstone?: This would be a great question to talk about in a video consult, so we can get some more information. My best guess would be that you passed a gall s... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Some ideas: If you have mild Gilbert's and get sick for a few days with a mild viral illness, the indirect bilirubin can skyrocket. Taking a medication that your ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Expected: Variation in blood tests across all parameters is expected. Part of it may be related to your level of hydration at the time of the blood draw, part ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Eckert
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Unknown: The answer to your question lies in why your bilirubin is 3. There are many causes of hyperbilirubinemia (high blood bilirubin levels), including some... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 22 years experience
Probably not: It would be highly unusual for this medication to affect your liver functions.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Needs follow up: Your testesterone replacement should not get your serum level higher than about 1000 (depending on the lab). It can cause some liver issues that could... Read More