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Jaundice (Definition)

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


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My bilirubin level is slightly higher although i dont have jaundice so kindly recommend me some advice to lower it.

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

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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?

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

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How concerning is a 15.3 bilirubin level jaundice in a new born?

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 more

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Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Treatment for adult with  bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

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

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What is a good treatment for an adult having bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

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

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What can I do if i'm suffering from jaundice with very high sgpt, serum ldh and bilirubin level?

What can I do if i'm suffering from jaundice with very high sgpt, serum ldh and bilirubin level?

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

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Is it possible to get itchiness from liver problems even if you don't have jaundice and have normal bilirubin levels?

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 more

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Would bilirubin levels be high if a person had jaundice caused by parasitic infection?

No one answer: Parasitic infestation may not increase bilirubin; it may be minimally elevated in malaria, and babesia; bile duct blockage by round worm could cause high bilirubin, liver fluke and advanced shistosomiasis would raise bilirubin depending on the parasite burden. ...Read more

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“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?

“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

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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 more

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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 more

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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

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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

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 more

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I was suffering from jaundice. What can I do to reduce my bilirubin? Its 6.5 now.

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

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My total bilirubin count is 1.8mg/dl. What type of jaundice could this be?

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

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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 ?

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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 ?

Depends upon : Direct bilirubin level of 6 mg/dl suggests bile flow obstruction. As long as underlying cause(s) is identified and dealt properly, elevated bilirubin per se is not of much concern. ...Read more

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Bilirubin (Definition)

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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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more