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what does a 21 bilirubin level mean

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Inherited?: You may have an inherited disorder called krigler-najjar syndrome. It is not medically significant. Have someone review all of your bilirubin levels f ... Read More
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above: I do 't want to scare u , therefore try to discuss this with u pcp.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing: There are no pathologic processes causing abnormally low bilirubin levels.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstru ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: The "normal limits" are set so that a few percent of normal folks fall outside. A low total bilirubin is never a problem.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably nothing: It may mean absolutely nothing. If the bilirubin is the only liver test elevated you probably have gilbert's disease which is a benign condition.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hyperbilirubinemia: Borderline rise in bilirubin mostly caused by gilbert syndrome when you have congenital weakness of a liver enzyme which destroy the bilirubin.It ris ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Long list: Increased bilirubin is generally due to disorder of the liver, but can also be due to hemolytic anemia and metabolic disorders. See this site for more ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more data: What are the actual levels? What are the results of other tests? Lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context of history, phy ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Decreased elimanatio: Elevated dierect bilirubin means there is decreased elimaination of Bilirubin, due to damage or disease. Etiology may be inflamaton, infection,or o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Something not right: A high thyroid antibody level suggests that you are more prone to develop a thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases but this is not a certainty. ... Read More

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