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Bilirubin level was 1.1 during blood count, is that too high?

Bilirubin level was 1.1 during  blood count, is that too high?

Not Usually: For many labs that value is normal, or close to normal. However, even when high, isolated elevated bilirubin (no other liver labs are high) is usually due to a condition known as gilbert's syndrome, and is not worrisome. You may find other family members have this as well, as it is genetic. ...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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I have low white blood count(4.4) and BILIRUBIN is high at(1.4) what would this mean for a twenty something year old?

Any symptoms?: 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, it may be your normal and there may not nothing out of order. You should discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I was told that my liver enzymes where too high, the blood count is 2136000, and my bilirubin count is 7.5. What does it all mean?

I was told that my liver enzymes where too high, the blood count is 2136000, and my bilirubin count is 7.5. What does it all mean?

Serious liver : Disease. This issue is not suitable for a 400 character answer. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation through history, physical examintion, imaging, lab tests and may be trial of treatment. ...Read more

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Does low vitamin d, low white blood count, low neutrophils, high bilirubin deserve pass by the pcp? (like no remarks no further tests or questions ask

Does low vitamin d, low white blood count, low neutrophils, high bilirubin deserve pass by the pcp? (like no remarks no further tests or questions ask

An ideal DR gives: His or her patients explanation of what's going on including diagnoses and course of treatment etc. If u are not satisfied with your pcp, seek a 2nd opinion. http://www.vitaminddeficiencysymptomsguide.com/symptoms-of-low-vitamin-d-levels/ http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162 http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5329410_high-bilirubin-levels-adults.Html#page=0. ...Read more

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Elevated indirect bilirubin, normal direct bilirubin, low red blood cell count, normal white blood cell count, iron overload (83), enlarged spleen?

Elevated indirect bilirubin, normal direct bilirubin, low red blood cell count, normal white blood cell count, iron overload (83), enlarged spleen?

Need more informatio: We can not comment on these blood tests without knowing your hemoglobin and hematocrit andtotal rbc level.Total iron, iron binding capacity and most important ferritin level also need to know the values of liver enzymes;level of indirect bilirubin i suggest you consult your doctor who may have all this information and can tell you if anything needs to be done or just follow up. ...Read more

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My blood count was 7.54. Dr put me on iron and vit B complex. Is this enough? Should I be more worried and doing more?

My blood count was 7.54. Dr put me on iron and vit B complex. Is this enough? Should I be more worried and doing more?

Probably: A hemoglobin level of 7.54 suggests a severe anemia. In young women, mild anemia can at times be from excess menstruation and treated with iron alone, however with more severe anemia the cause should be understood and corrected. Your doctor should know more about the cause in this situation and the plan to correct it, and it would be appropriate to ask about this. ...Read more

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Is 11.2 a good blood count?

Is 11.2 a good blood count?

Hemoglobin: 11.2 the amount of hemoglobin your blood contains and usually represents a hematocrit of 33.6, which is low. If one is dehydrated, the blood is concentrated and the true amount of hemoglobin can be even lower. Ask your health care provider about treatment for anemia. ...Read more

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Is 12 normal for red blood count?

Is 12 normal for red blood count?

Incorrect value: Normal red cell count is around 5 million/cmm. Hemoglobin is around 14 gm/dl. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003644.htm. ...Read more

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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more