A 62-year-old male asked:
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hello doc! my billirubin level has raised from 2 to 21 within 2 months. at what level has it damaged my liver? and how long it takes to get down?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Damaged: An elevation of bilirubin, especially one as severe as yours is a sign of damage not the cause. You need to be under the care of a gastroenterologist that specializes in the liver. Whether the damage is reversible or not depends on the cause of the elevation, which your doctor should be in the process of finding out or already knows.
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
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