Top
10
Doctor insights on: Bili Levels

Share

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


2

2
My baby had jaundice on his 3rd day now he is 35 days & bili level is 12 when do I expect the level & his color, as he turned orange, to be normal?

Couple possibilities: Worst case scenario is liver disease. Can be next worse is a blood disorder where the blood cells are fragile and breaking apart. Blood test can be done to look for these. Breast feeding jaundice can also cause this which is benign and is thought be perhaps be related to a hormone in your milk if you are bottle feeding, then this is not a possibility. See your md ...Read more

3

3
My baby is 63 days old. Bili level went down from 13 to 4 when does his skin color turn normal? & does jaundice make skin darker when it clears out?

My baby is 63 days old. Bili level went down from 13 to 4 when does his skin color turn normal? & does jaundice make skin darker when it clears out?

Jaundice of newborn: I am sure that for jaundice that is still present until 63 days of age, ur baby has been worked up by now to rule out other liver problems. You should talk to your pedaitrician about why it has taken this long to clear to 4. Also, after jaundice is cleared it does not make the baby's skin dark. ...Read more

4

4
My sister in law is suffering auto immune hepatitis and her bili rubin level is 22. how to reduce this level to normal?

My sister in law is suffering auto immune hepatitis and her bili rubin level is 22. how to reduce this level to normal?

Milk thistle assist: Your sis needs to rely on her doctor to direct this care. Hepatologists specialize in liver disease and can be a second opinion, if she is. Responding to therapy. Milk thistle is commonly used to cleanse the liver and may assist, but is not the end all be all. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Lab results show high Bili total (1.2mg/dL) and high albumin (5.2 g/dL) and low vit D (18.8m=ng/dL). My Dr was only concerned about the Vit D level?

Lab results show high Bili total (1.2mg/dL) and high albumin (5.2 g/dL) and low vit D (18.8m=ng/dL). My Dr was only concerned about the Vit D level?

Maybe nothing?: I agree with your doctor that the vitamin D needs to be addressed. I would typically recommend an OTC vitamin D3 supplement...probably 2000 a 5000 IU daily with a meal. The bilirubin may mean some slight liver stress...Even moderate alcohol intake, for example. The albumin? Probably won't stay elevated. Recheck labs in 3-6 months IMO. And try milk thistle for liver health perhaps? Good luck! ...Read more

7

7
Hello, what could cause elevated t. Bili (2.4) with normal AST and ALT levels (25/ 28 respectively?) I have had some oily loose stools also recently.

Hello, what could cause elevated t. Bili (2.4) with normal AST and ALT levels (25/ 28 respectively?) I have had some oily loose stools also recently.

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a medical issue, such as a liver or gallbladder issue, causing elevated total bilirubin. Of course, one question is why was the blood test done? The doctor, with more details, and can provide an answer. ...Read more

8

8
What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstruction of a bile duct.) These two sources are distinguishable in blood (bound vs. unbound.) Get more information and correlation of type of bili to be sure. ...Read more

9

9
Can bilirubin from a donors blood affect the recipient since checking for bilirubin levels is not part of the criteria for donation ?

Can bilirubin from a donors blood affect the recipient since checking for bilirubin levels is not part of the criteria for donation
?

Not tested: Bilirubin is normal in every person and should not affect the recipient of blood transfusions. Bilirubin levels may be elevated due to underlying disease process, in which case the potential donor should have signs and symptoms making him or her ineligible for donation during the medical screen and physical exam before donation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Direct bilirubin level high - is that from my gall bladder?

Direct bilirubin level high - is that from my gall bladder?

ItCanBeINDIRECTLY:-): Jaundice is the medical term for an elevated bilirubin level in the bloodstream; this is a breakdown product of red blood cells, normally excreted via the liver into the digestive tract. Total bilirubin levels consist of direct+indirect. Elevated direct bili can occur from any liver disease or obstruction of the outflow of bile from the liver, which can occur when a stone blocks the bile duct. ...Read more