A 19-year-old member asked:
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20 yrs old and feel like im in perfect health but my physical came back and said elevated bilirubin and protienurea so what could be the problem?

2 doctor answers
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hepatitis: See your doctor for a complete explanation. Bilirubin rises with over production (hemolytic problems) or failure to conjugate and/or excrete (liver problems). Proteinuria has many causes, glomulonephritis, caused by hepatitis could explain both. You need to see your doctor fo sort this out.
Answered on Jun 22, 2012
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual results. Mild elevation in bilirubin may be benign Gilbert's syndrome. How much protein in urine?
Answered on Feb 13, 2019

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