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What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Find cause: Especially if it's indirect, you may just have gilbert's non-disease. Otherwise, your physician can help you find the cause. You may be tearing up red cells fast, taking a medication that slows bile excretion, or have something more ominous.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

Bilirubin 1+ .... What does this mean...Plz hlp?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
In the urine": I'm going to assume that there was a bit of bilirubin in your urine, and that this is not a lab error. You're just getting over a nasty viral infection, and you may have had a bit of liver involvement. Or one of the medications you've taken may be producing bile stasis. Or you may have a minor bilirubin metabolism problem, or any number of... Unless you're symptom-free, expect bloodwork confirm.

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