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What causes high bilirubin?

What causes high bilirubin?

Liver disease: Obstruction of the biliary tract
rbc destruction
drug

and others. ...Read more

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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What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for high bilirubin, but they all come down to the liver either not processing bilirubin properly or the body producing more bilirubin than the liver can process. ...Read more

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Information on bili rubin?

Information on bili rubin?

We all have bili: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing brain. Level of 14 or more in preterm and 17 in fullterm baby is concerning and needs medical attention. Feed the baby--as much as possible, more feeding, faster resolution of jaundice. Consult and follow up with doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bilirubin 1.30 value on teenager?

Bilirubin 1.30 value on teenager?

Explain?: If a total bilirubin has come back 1.3 (0) mg/dl and junior isn't obviously sick, and this is the only abnormality, the you'd do well to ignore it. Unless the personal physician is concerned (i.e., it's jumped way up after a new medication has been prescribed), it's probably normal. Mine's been elevated from a big bruise from a sports fall. Look at the person, not the numbers. ...Read more

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Is total bilirubin 2.8 dangerous?

Can be: It is important to determine why the bilirubin is elevated. It may be a transient phenomenon due to a viral infection or the result of metastases to the liver and a whole lot of things in between. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does low total bilirubin mean?

What does low total bilirubin mean?

Low is OK: In general we all worry about elevated bilirubin. Low bilirubin does not suggest any particular illness, it can be cause by certain medications and vitamin c. ...Read more

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Can porphyria cause high bilirubin?

Might occur: Some variants of porphyria can affect the liver and cause abnormal liver testing. You can get answers by analyzing your urinary and serum porphyrin levels, and this could allow interventional approaches to bring under full control. ...Read more

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How concerning is bilirubin in infants?

Bilirubin: Mild jaundice in newborns is harmless. However, if the level gets too high, it can cause brain damage. That's why you want to make sure to have it ministered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is bilirubin typically bound to albumin?

Is bilirubin typically bound to albumin?

Unconjugated: When unconjugated bilirubin travels in the bloodstream, it's usually carried on albumin. This has to be, since the stuff doesn't dissolve in water. ...Read more

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Moderate bilirubin has seen on my urine?

Need more info: Presence of bilirubin in urine usually suggests some damage to the liver. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Is a total bilirubin level of 10 normal?

Is a total bilirubin level of 10 normal?

High: Normal values for labs are slightly different but usually normal total bilirubin levels are 0.5 to 2.0 mg/dl. Check the units of measure too. If your lab is using other than mg/dl then 10 may be normal. It is always best to check the normal values for the lab that has run your test. If you call them or your doctor's office they should be able to tell you definitively if your lab is abnormal. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 1.3, is this normal?

Yes: This is actually within the reference range for most labs, and these are set so that a fair number of healthy folks fall outside. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 13.7 is it alarming?

High Bilirubin: Level elevation, could come from Liver or Biliary tract. Consult your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a total bilirubin level of 21umol normal?

Maybe: Lab tests can be tricky! Is it 21╬╝mol/l? Or maybe its 2.1? Or in mmol? (sometimes it can feel like high school physics again with all the unit conversions ;))

the bilirubin level might be elevated, especially if you have a reason (like a recent bruise, hepatitis, or gallstones). If you have concerns, talk to your doc! ...Read more

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Can high bilirubin and low B12 somehow be linked?

Yes, could be caused: By incomplete absorption of B12 or not enough B12 in the body. B12 allow red blood cells (RBC) to survive its 120 days; & if there isn't enough, rbc break down and are destroyed producing bilirubin: megaloblastic anemia. Decreased absorption of B12 caused by destruction of parietal cells, causing pernicious anemia. b12 is also stored in the liver so if u have a liver pathology, abnl levels occur. ...Read more

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Direct bilirubin 4 out of (0-3.4) is this normal?

What units?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if the direct bilirubin is 4.0 mg/dL it is not normal. ...Read more

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How can high bilirubin in a 15 year old be treated?

Depends: This would depend on the cause of the high bilirubin. There are many causes, including a benign form called gilbert disease which requires no treatment. I would encourage you to speak with the patient's physician about causes of the abnormal test and treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the effect of high level of total bilirubin?

Brain damage in new: Born. High levels of bilirubin in newborns cause brain damage. In adults it is not the high bilirubin but the cause of bilirubin that is more important. ...Read more

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How is high levels of bilirubin treated for elderly?

How is high levels of bilirubin treated for elderly?

Depends on: The cause. High bilirubin is a symptoms and can be due to many different reasons, e.g., hemolysis, liver inflammation, obstruction of bile ducts and drug effects etc and each requires a different treatment. ...Read more

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The normal serium bilirubin of a child of eleven day?

The normal serium bilirubin of a child of eleven day?

NB bilirubin: There is really no such thing as a 'normal bilirubin' in an 11 day old. There are ranges of risk with different bilirubin levels, but those also depends on if your baby has any other risk factors like prematurity, illness, different blood type than mom's. The risk zones are low, low intermediate, high intermediate and high. Better to ask you pediatrician which risk zone your baby falls into. ...Read more

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Is elevated bilirubin something to be concerned about?

Is elevated bilirubin something to be concerned about?

Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause of elevated bilirubin.Bilirubin can be elevated due to many causes
1infectious hepatitis
2toxic hepatitis due to toxins and drugs
3gall stones and cholecystitis
4alcoholic hepatitis and cirrohsis
5liver cancer and metastatic cancer in liver
5gilberts syndrome
so the prognosis and treatment depends on the cause of elevated bilirubin. ...Read more

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If I have elevated bilirubin level what does this mean?

Long list: Increased bilirubin is generally due to disorder of the liver, but can also be due to hemolytic anemia and metabolic disorders. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007491.htm. ...Read more

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Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two are not related. However in a case of colon cancer with metastatic disease to the liver- it can cause both increase of bilirubin level as well as low iron. Go to see your md and discuss further your condition. ...Read more

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My bilirubin is 5.5 and urine is brown is this serious?

Might be: I would see a specialist ie gastroenterologist or your primary doctor for further investigation ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my total bilirubin is 25.0 umol/l?

Liver: It has something to do with the liver. You need to be checked to see what kind of bilirubin it is to know where in the process there is a failure, but that level is significant. This can be caused by gallbladder issues, liver failure/issues, and blood breakdown. Get it checked out asap. ...Read more

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Elevated albumin 4.5 and bilirubin total 2.3, direct 0.6?

Elevated albumin 4.5 and bilirubin total 2.3, direct 0.6?

Out of context: Thank you for letting us know. But those tests are not interpreted alone without context or medical history. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: total bilirubin?

See answer details.: Bilirubin, a product of hemoglobin breakdown, is present in two forms in the human body: unconjugated (indirect bilirubin, insoluble) and conjugated (direct bilirubin, soluble). Unconjugated bilirubin is conjugated in the liver and released into the small intestine in bile, the fluid in the gallbladder. Total bilirubin measures indirect bilirubin plus direct bilirubin; part of a liver test panel. ...Read more

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Direct bilirubin is 1 and indirect is 1. what does it mean?

Likely liver damage: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your direct bilirubin is higher than normal and represents intra-hapatic obstruction to the flow of bile. You have listed a number of liver disorders and any of those could explain these results as could the medications. ...Read more