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What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: This depends on the cause, level, & type of elevated bilirubin (conjugated vs unconjugated). There are many causes of high bilirubin levels, some of w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: High bilirubin can be due to various type of diseases, including liver diseases, blood disorders. I am not sure whether your other liver tests are no ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If there's other abnormal liver labs, get a proper workup. Gilbert's non-disease features elevated indirect bilriubin for lif ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not Usually: For many labs that value is normal, or close to normal. However, even when high, isolated elevated bilirubin (no other liver labs are high) is usuall ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
20 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sounds fine to me: You're a young man, i'm betting you feel fine, and you're not a bunch of numbers. This is high-end-of-normal, i'm going to assume it's mostly indirect ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Which test: Yes. If it's total bilirubin then it's high. But I think the 21 isn't a total value. Please post the kind of bilirubin that was measured.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Ultrasound will: ...check the liver, the biliary tree, and the pancreas--pathology in any or all of these structures may cause hyperbilirubinemia even in the absence o ... Read More
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Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Testosterone : If it was fasting then repeat one non fasting. Just do the entire Liver panel. See how the results are. There are so many other reasons
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience Hepatology
It doesnot: Strenuous exercise might increase liver enzymes due to leakage from muscle. This should not increase your bilirubin. In patients with gilbert syndrome ... Read More

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