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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe Gilbert's?: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakd ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Look for cause: The workup needs to continue. You've got hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, medication allergy or some other tre ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Out of context: You are jaundiced. That means you have not shared with us all of the other labs and physical findings. we cannot interpret one lab value out of contex ... Read More
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Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on lab: 1.9 is the upper end of normal in many laboratories. However, the normal range is determined by the specific lab that does the testing, and so they a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Can be: It is important to determine why the bilirubin is elevated. It may be a transient phenomenon due to a viral infection or the result of metastases to t ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andras Koser
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Low is OK: In general we all worry about elevated bilirubin. Low bilirubin does not suggest any particular illness, it can be cause by certain medications and vi ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
41 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not normal: 10is a very high total bilirubin. You should see your doctor as soon as possible to find out the cause of the elevated bilirubin
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: This is actually within the reference range for most labs, and these are set so that a fair number of healthy folks fall outside.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Follow your DR: Need more details and history, I would suggest following your DR's advice for further evaluation and treatment.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sana Rezai
10 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Lab tests can be tricky! is it 21μmol/l? Or maybe its 2.1? Or in mmol? (sometimes it can feel like high school physics again with all the unit con ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Brain damage in new: Born. High levels of bilirubin in newborns cause brain damage. In adults it is not the high bilirubin but the cause of bilirubin that is more importa ... Read More
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