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Do athletes usually have high bilirubin level?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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 the feet and this may produce a slightly high bilirubin. Don't even pay attention to a bilirubin within a reference range.

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What is considered to be a high bilirubin level?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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=results.

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