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Baby Jaundice Bilirubin Levels
Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more
My bilirubin level is slightly higher although i dont have jaundice so kindly recommend me some advice to lower it.
Gilbert's disease: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more
I have jaundice, yes I am certain of this. My bilirubin only
shows to level of 1.1. What could be hiding the true reading?
Jaundice: Your bilirubin would have to be higher than that to cause jaundice unless it was higher a few days ago and is on its way down. The yellow staining does linger longer in the skin or whites of the eyes. This can occur if you passed a gall bladder or bile duct stone or had transient inflammation of the liver. Usually your urine would have been brownish and stool clay colored. See your physician. ...Read more
Hyperbilirubinemia: Bilirubin levels are interpreted in context with other factors such as age, previous therapy, bilirubin level trends, response to therapy and other conditions such as organ disease, immunological issues (ABO incompatability), hemolysis, etc. Please provide more specific information for a more complete answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hepatitis a jaundice and my bilirubin is 19.4 I am suffering for more than 70 days my bilirubin level is not degrading .what should I do ?
Stop Alcohol/nutriti: There is no way to predict how high the bilirubin can go, it may go higher if you keep drinking first step is to stop drinkin second is proper nutrition naltrexone or acamprostate may be prescribed in some cases in late stage with cirrhosis liver transplant nothing will work if one keeps drinking, will lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in time. ...Read more
Medical first: Recommend detoxification & stabilization of your medical condition. Do you have an addiction medicine specialist treating you? Alcoholics anonymous is a 12 step program that is the back bone for sobriety programs for most. Inpatient rehabiltation programs can be very beneficial. ...Read more
Hepatitis: Your physician will do labs, take a history, and hopefully find the correct diagnosis. If it is acute hepatitis b or c, it is a relatively easy and familiar situation, but hepatitis from alcohol, drug allergy, wilson's, or any of several dozen other possibilities, the diagnosis may be more difficult. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible to get itchiness from liver problems even if you don't have jaundice and have normal bilirubin levels?
Very doubtful: I would look for another cause of your generalized itching. Often it's something as simple as being allergic to the detergent with which you wash your clothes. If you do have liver issues as evidenced by elevated liver enzymes, this needs to be worked up, itchiness or no, as this warns of several deadly but treatable diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
“i am suffering from jaundice, now recovering. now my SGPT level is 400 and total S. bilirubin is 6.50. can i take combiflam tablet for pain killers a?
Combiflam: Combiflam is a combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol (acetaminophen), which should be avoided in patients with active liver disease. You don't specify what is causing your liver disease and what has been done to treat it. I think you should address the issue of what pain relievers to use with your liver doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver cancer patient now has high levels of Bilirubin resulting in Jaundice. Is there a way to bring down bilirubin levels by medication ?
Doctor my dad is having jaundice bilirubin level 18mg and stone in pancreas.when the bilirubin level will be reduced? Is that curable??
Biliary Tract stone: A stone near where the common bile duct drains the liver can block the flow of bile from the liver and lead to jaundice. These stones can be removed by a variety of methods. Assuming there is no hidden reason (like a tumor) for the blockage and assuming no complications from the surgical procedure, the condition is curable. Often the stone can be removed in a minimally invasive technique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc. says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding. bilirubin level is 16..should i worry?
Reason for jaundice?: This would make the big difference. Since we know that physiologic jaundice will increase the total load up to day number 5 on a full term baby. It is a good idea to keep the baby until bilirubin stops climbing under phototherapy. If the baby is acting healthy and eating good and having good bowel movements as long as there is no blood incompatibility seriousness goes down. ...Read more
My father had severe jaundice, his bilirubin's level is 27mg/dl. His ultrasound report state that he has dialated bile duct, what is the reason? Any p
Serious problem: Get your fathers permission to find out more information. The common causes for these findings may indicate a tumor of the pancreas or bile duct. These findings indicate that something is blocking the flow of bile from the liver to the intestine. The bile accumulates in the blood and gives the patient the yellow color to the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find why: I wouldn't be surprised if the cause was allergy to the multiple painkillers you say you are taking. Your physician has a duty to make a diagnosis and offer treatment and explain clearly to you why you are jaundiced -- problems with red blood cells, liver cells, or the exit of bile from your liver. ...Read more
Any: Hemolytic jaundice and Gilbert's feature mostly indirect. Cholestatic jaundice features mostly direct. Hepatocellular jaundice features a good mix of both most of the time. If you're otherwise well, your physician will first question you about past chemical profiles and whether you've become a bit yellow after you miss a few meals -- that would point to Gilbert's. If not, it's a workup. ...Read more
How danger is jaundice for 75 days old. Last test show that the total bilirubin is 6 and the direct is 6. He born without jaundice ?
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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