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What is considered a high bilirubin level in newborns

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 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

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Dr. Stephen Read
Family Medicine 37 years experience
High bilirubin: No not "normal" but not unusual especially if you are breastfeeding. If your baby is full term there is usually no cause for concern. Your can help ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
High: This is above what is expected but not necessarily dangerous. I would want to run a few blood tests.Breast feeding and mild dehydration can elevate th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Read
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hyperbilirubinemia: Bilirubin levels are interpreted in context with other factors such as age, previous therapy, bilirubin level trends, response to therapy and other co... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Very common: After the cord is clamped, babies body must begin doing the clean up work of metabolism without mom's help via the placenta.Bilirubin is generated by ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Causes jaundice: Bilirubin is a breakdown product of heme (found in red blood cells) metabolism. It consists of both direct (water soluble) and indirect (water insolub... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
BILIRUBIN: Normal is below 10 but if baby is ok not jaundiced, he will not be placed under the light. Sometimes they need to observe him xfew days.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
All babies drink: Question is unclear. All new babies drink breast milk... unless there is a "bigger problem," such as prematurity, infection (sepsis), breathing proble... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Bilirubin: This is very common to have physiologic jaundice from days 4-6 of life. The liver is immature to break down the bilirubin, which can lead to some ele... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Common lever@ 2-3d: Bilirubin levels of that order are common & unimportant at day 2-3. The cephalhematoma can boost the level & it sounds like they are already watching ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
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Common problem: Depending upon the levels, your baby may need treatment with a blue spectrum phototherapy light. This is a common problem related to the newborn live... Read More

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