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Can Colon Cancer Cause Elevated Bilirubin Levels
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Let's reframe the ?: The issue isn't the amount of bilirubin causing problems with the liver. The liver is likely infiltrated with tumor mets and therefore is not able to process bilirubin. The elevated bilirubin can have multiple causes but is a symptom of the liver failure rather than the cause. It can also be a symptom of obstruction of the biliary system in the liver by tumor or simply inactivity (cholestasis). ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes: A spot elevated cortisol means nothing. Appropriate follow-up is a Dexamethasone suppression test, 24 hour urinary cortisol, maybe others if cushingism is a possibility, then a workup for the possible causes, one of which is an adrenal cancer. If you suspect you have cancer, there are better ways of looking for it; i'm glad you had your colonoscopy. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: With any infection, you can get dehydrated ; will have an inflammatory reaction. Dehydration can raise liver enzymes to a small extent. In addition, liver enzymes are involved in the inflammatory reaction so they will go up too. After the infection is resolved, the liver enzymes should go back down within a few days. If you are back to your "normal self" ; the enzymes are still high, see your dr. ...Read more
Not normally.: Normal pregnancies should not affect your liver enzyme levels (transaminases). Problem pregnancies can cause hellp syndrome (a life-threatening form of preeclampsia), intrahepatic cholestasis gravidarum (potentially lethal to the fetus) and acute fatty liver (when the male fetus carries a long-chain fatty acid enzyme deficiency) that can also be severe to life-threatening. Hepatitis and gallstones. ...Read more
To the extent that: P vera would be associated with increased rbc turnover, a modest increase in bili is possible. However, the disease is one of proliferation more than destruction, so if the bili is quite high we need to evaluate. ...Read more
High ALT...: Elevated alt can be caused by hundreds of conditions. Acute HIV infection is one of them. Other viruses, medications, inflammation, and alcohol are much more common causes. If you are concerned about hiv, very good testing is available. In fact, you can now test yourself for HIV at home using a kit obtained from drug stores without a prescription. ...Read more
Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more
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