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how long does it take for bilirubin to go down

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Rarely: Diazpam is a relatively safe medication. However, it can rarely cause liver problems. The half life of diazepam varies feom 30 to 200 hours.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bilirubin: All readings look within the normal range.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Usually the underlying cause of high bilirubin is the main concern. I don't know of any complication from the bilirubin itself, but there is usually o ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
34 years experience Bariatrics
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
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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
15 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikunj Shah
49 years experience Hepatology
Gilbert's: it is most likly Gibert's but should look for hemolysis

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