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what is considered a high bilirubin level in newborns

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 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Jaundice: No. Of course it is not normal.
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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
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common [email protected] 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
22 years experience Pediatrics
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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