A 41-year-old male asked:
I've had two blood test (6 months apart) (cbc,cmp) both showed high billirubin(1.8), high rbc(5.82), high hemoglobin (17.3), and high hemacrit (51.8), all other tests normal. what tests i should get done, and what type of dr. should i see? thank you.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Your hemoglobin & hematocrit are still in upper normal range. Slightly elevated level of bilirubin (Normal level, 0.3-1.2 mg/dl) with normal liver enzymes raises high possibility of Gilbert syndrome as underlying condition, which is relatively common benign condition affecting 5-10% of white population.
51 viewsReviewed Aug 23, 2020
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. P: Next time you get tested, make sure that you are fully hydrated, Drink a couple of glasses of water the morning of the test. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
51 viewsAnswered Aug 22, 2020
Last updated Aug 23, 2020
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