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what is considered to be a high bilirubin level

A 34-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 38-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 32-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 34-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
18 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
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
31 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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.

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