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what does negative bilirubin indicate

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Your ALT is high: about twice as high as it ought to be. If you're overweight, the most likely answer is fatty liver/ NASH. if not, may need further investigation ass ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Exceptionally high: Bilirubin of 35 is very high and may result from obstructive jaundice. See this site for more information on bilirubin level. http://www.mayoclinic.c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
GIlbert's?: If this happens often when you get a chemical profile, and you have no signs or symptoms referable to abdomen or liver, then ask your physician whethe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What's the problem?: I'm assuming these are the usual units. Normal direct / conjugated bilirubin in most labs is around 0 to 0.3 mg/dl; normal total bilirubin: 0.3 to 1.9 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing if normal: If indirect bilirubin is up, one might be breaking down red cells fast, or Gilbert's is a mild illness in which jaundice is a bit worse if you miss a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Urobilinogen: Urobilinogen is normal. It comes from absorption from your gut.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: There is a condition that is benign and inherited called Gilbert's and is very common. The total bilirubin can rise in infection and stress also.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Yang
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Gilbert's syndrome: You may have gilbert's syndrome which is a common cause of isolated and asymptotic bilirubin elevation. Consult with your doctor to exclude other cau ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis: Elevated ast and alt is consistent with liver inflammation (hepatitis). Hepatitis can be caused by liver disease, viruses, alcohol consumption and aut ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I would not worry: Most people have one ehrlich unit, the scale goes up to ten, and an athlete often has some hemolysis (just from feet pounding the pavement ('runner's ... Read More

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