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if i have elevated bilirubin level what does this mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Long list: Increased bilirubin is generally due to disorder of the liver, but can also be due to hemolytic anemia and metabolic disorders. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007491.htm.
Answered on Jul 7, 2014
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Gilbert's disease: A mildly elevated bilirubin with other liver enzymes normal is often secondary to gilbert's disease. This finding has no clinical significance.
Answered on Jul 7, 2014
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Nothing: There are no pathologic processes causing abnormally low bilirubin levels.
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