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A 20-year-old male asked about a 20-year-old male:

My lab results indicated that my bilirubin level is 1.78 mg/dl and i had my hepatitis test and it was negative. could it be jaundice or gilberts syndr?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Find cause: If your eyes are yellow and your bilirubin is up then you are jaundiced. Folks with gilbert's non-disease get a bit jaundiced if they miss a few meals; if indirect bilirubin has been up before & all else is okay you've probably got gilbert's. Trust you are not hemolyzing (cbc & smear normal) and nothing else points to illness.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Gilbert syndrome: Individuals with gilbert syndrome have a limited capability to conjugate bilirubin and presents with an intermittent jaundice.

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