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What is a high bilirubin level in adults

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: A few percent of people have gilbert's and a lifelong elevated bilirubin as a non-problem. Marathonners may get hemolysis from pavement-pounding with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Bird
20 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for high bilirubin, but they all come down to the liver either not processing bilirubin properly or the body producing ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
High bilirubin: The answer depends on why your bilirubin levels are elevated. This can be of no consequence at all in some circumstances or a sign of a serious illnes... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
High billirubin: Elevation of billirubin can be caused production. Accelerated breakdown of red blood cells. Liver disease one of many functions is to remove from bloo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
How high?: A slightly elevated bilirubin or bilirubin at the upper end of normal is good for you. After that it depends on why the bilirubin is high. Abnormally ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
How high?: Minimal elevation of bilirubin may be associated with vigorous exercise and would be good for you. If it more than minimally elevated, you should cons... Read More