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what does low bilirubin levels mean

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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Never a problem: Labs "normal ranges" are set up so that a few percent of people fall below and above the reference range. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to ... Read More

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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 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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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 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing: There are no diseases that cause low bilirubin levels.
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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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: What is the actual level. Low bilirubin levels are not a cause for concern.
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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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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two a ... Read More
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