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A 47-year-old member asked:

What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 40 years experience
Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstruction of a bile duct.) These two sources are distinguishable in blood (bound vs. unbound.) Get more information and correlation of type of bili to be sure.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What exactly does it mean when your bilirubin levels are too high?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Probably nothing: It may mean absolutely nothing. If the bilirubin is the only liver test elevated you probably have gilbert's disease which is a benign condition.
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