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what is a dangerous bilirubin level in adults

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Bilirubin of 8 suggests obstruction to bile flow, severe hepatitis, late cirrhosis or some metabolic anomaly.
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A 39-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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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Your total bilirubin level is just above the upper limit of normal for most labs, but in isolation, it doesn't help in finding its root cause or knowi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing: There are no pathologic processes causing abnormally low bilirubin levels.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Bilirubin levels in full term, healthy newborns that may require treatment serum bilirubin levels age of baby above 10 mg less than 24 hours old ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience Hepatology
More than 2mg/dl: This number has to be carefully interpreted in the context of other liver tests, clinical context and medical history.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: What do you mean by "difference". If your SGPT level is 26, that is normal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmood Khichi
30 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
5mg/dL: Abnormally high bilirubin (hyperbilirubinemia) is defined as bili level of >5mg/dl. However medical treatment is usually started at 15mg/dl. The first ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: Yes. This is a high number though not necessarily dangerous. You are still in the age range of a benign condition called orthostatic proteinuria. But ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Upper 90-ties: Levels in the 80-es are not ok, we prescribe supplemental oxygen usually for levels below 86-88%. Bear in mind that levels at rest are higher and they ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on age and: type of bilirubin. High bilirubin is most dangerous for newborns and at a level of 20 mg/dL of higher they can get irreversible neurologic damage. In ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
Physiologic reason: Fetal Hemoglobin holds on to oxygen greater than adult hemoglobin so to deliver more oxygen to the tissues, the body needs more red cells carrying a g ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No, it's protective.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: In an adult a level above 1.0 mg would be considered high. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bilirubin/my00094/dsection=r ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Bilirubin: Mild jaundice in newborns is harmless. However, if the level gets too high, it can cause brain damage. That's why you want to make sure to have it min ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience Pediatrics
Sugar level: The normal glucose level for a full term baby at birth is between 40 and 150. Frequently, the blood glucose level is in the 60-70 range for full term ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Lead levels: Less than 3.3 are ideal. Levels higher than 5 should prompt regular monitoring and intervention if increasing.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: How high were the levels? What did rest of the liver function tests show? It would be prudent to discuss all the results along with rest of your healt ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
0.6 to 1.2: Normal creatinine is 0.6-1,2. Body mass, pregnancy, muscle mass, age, sex and state of hydration can effect the value. A large muscular man may have ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience Psychiatry
Caution: I hope you are not being sold snake-oil from one of the sensation / charismatic clinics / labs around the country that offer to find you special brain ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Read
36 years experience Family Medicine
High bilirubin: Depends when it was drawn, whether the baby is full term, whether the baby is being breast or bottle fed, whether there were any problems with the pre ... Read More

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