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what does a high bilirubin level mean

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.

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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 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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Gilbert's disease: A mildly elevated bilirubin with other liver enzymes normal is often secondary to gilbert's disease. This finding has no clinical significance.
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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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
See a hepatologist: In this setting, an elevated alkaline phosphatase (also known as alk phos), may be an indicator of bile duct obstruction, but can also be elevated in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Liver enzymes: May have underlying serious liver problem.Cirrhosis of liver, chronic alcoholism, hepatitis a, b, or c, primary biliary cirrhosis, congenital liver di ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Obstructive jaundice: You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking! This needs further study ASAP A Rheumatologis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
U R seriously sick: I see you are an 18 year old male taking "provigil", a stimulant prescribed for sleep apnea and narcolepsy and used illicitly to promote wakefulness. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have h ... Read More
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