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Cbc all normal, alp 67, AST 17, ALT 16, bilirubin 1.0, exercise a lot... Upper right under rib fullness w/drink alcohol, liver disease w/#'s okay?

Cbc all normal, alp 67, AST 17, ALT 16, bilirubin 1.0, exercise a lot... Upper right under rib fullness w/drink alcohol, liver disease w/#'s okay?

Many things: Right upper abdomen pain could be many things, including gallbladder, kidney, liver, colon, or small bowel disease. A good sonogram would show gallstones, liver conditions, kidney issues. Might need endoscopy to rule out ulcers. Make sure you are not just constipated. ...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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My bilirubin level is higher than normal value what should I do to bring it back to normal? And should I exercise during this time?

My bilirubin level is higher than normal value what should I do to bring it back to normal? And should I exercise during this time?

Gilbert's: If your bilirubin level is elevated in isolation and you are not ill, ask your physician whether you have gilbert's non-disease. If so, do not attempt to treat the lab value; it's simply you. Gilbert's is generally completely harmless and is genetic. ...Read more

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Why does strenuous exercise lead to elevated bilirubin level in blood?

Why does strenuous exercise lead to elevated bilirubin level in blood?

Hemolysis: Very strenuous exercise that involves pavement-pounding can destroy enough red blood cells that the bilirubin and reticulocyte counts go up. As a pathologist, I'm always reminding folks to look at the person, not the numbers. If your bilirubin's up and it's not jogger's hemolysis or gilbert's, try to find the cause with your physician's help. ...Read more

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Are there any factors that could falsely lower a bilirubin blood test? (diet, donating blood, exercise, fasting)

Are there any factors that could falsely lower a bilirubin blood test? (diet, donating blood, exercise, fasting)

Not really: Why do you ask? There are plenty of causes of being yellow but not having jaundice -- I used to eat a lot of carrots. Some meds including atabrine will make a person yellow. There's no really problematic methologic interferences with today's bilirubin assays. One causes of possible error is a switched specimen or one left in sunlight. ...Read more

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Age 23, exercise every day, but sleep 5h/day. Does lack of sleep contribute to high bilirubin?

Age 23, exercise every day, but sleep 5h/day. Does lack of sleep contribute to high bilirubin?

Gilbert syndrome: This is a condition where total bilirubin will go up under stress. Sleeping only 5 hrs per day could considered stress to the body. ...Read more

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Bilirubin is 2.1. No symptoms. Doc not worried. But what can I eat/drink/take to lower it? I never drink/smoke. I exercise daily & drink lots of H20.

Bilirubin is 2.1. No symptoms. Doc not worried. But what can I eat/drink/take to lower it? I never drink/smoke. I exercise daily & drink lots of H20.

Do not worry: In a year or so, or whenever you see the doctor next time you may wish to get the test repeated.
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. ...Read more

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Alk Phos level = 967. Male 38 yrs old, no other symptoms, healthy, exercise 5+ a wk, & 1 to 2 drinks/Wk. Bilirubin=1.6; ALT=16; AST=23; AGap?

Alk Phos level = 967. Male 38 yrs old, no other symptoms, healthy, exercise 5+ a wk, & 1 to 2 drinks/Wk. Bilirubin=1.6; ALT=16; AST=23; AGap?

Need to examine: 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, bone and liver are the two common sources of alkaline phsosphatase. In your case it is probably coming from the bone, but cannot provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Talk to the doc who did the tests. ...Read more

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How can I stop the fever and joint pains and will exercise affect the high levels of my bilirubin?

How can I stop the fever and joint pains and will exercise affect the high levels of my bilirubin?

Treatment Question: You have asked this question on the medical education portion of Healthtap. This is a treatment question and beyond the scope of what we can answer. Take care. ...Read more

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Eosinophils 7, serum bilirubin direct.42 total.83.All other cbc/lft/kft/crp test within normal range. Do strenuous exercise, healthy otherwise. Concern?

Eosinophils 7, serum bilirubin direct.42 total.83.All other cbc/lft/kft/crp test within normal range. Do strenuous exercise, healthy otherwise. Concern?

All good: 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, none of your result is a cause for concern.
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. ...Read more

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Can exercise cause slight increase ALT and AST but still normal range with normal ggt, alk phos and bilirubin?

Normal is normal: Taking promethium? Can also affect liver chemistries. Overall, sounds ok. Follow up with md. ...Read more

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Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?

Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?

How high?: Slight elevation in creatinine may be due to increased muscle mass, dehydration, increased protein intake, but should be evaluated by your doctor. Slightly elevated bilirubin may be a "normal" variant or the effect of vigorous excercise. High cholesterol and non-hdl cholesterol may need additional intervention by your doctor. ...Read more

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AST 41 ALT 28 GGT 16 bilirubin 8 did moderate-vigorous exercise several times week before test. Should I push for ultrasound?

What for?: 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 your bilirubin is 8.0 mg/dL you need to be evaluated by a doctor. If it is 0.8 mg/dL, the results are all normal. ...Read more

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Is 1.3 bilirubin normal?

Bilirubin: I would say it is within normal limits even though it may be slightly above the lab range for normal. ...Read more

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Is bilirubin of 12 normal?

No: That is high unless it is measured in different units than typical. Should correspond to skin changes. ...Read more

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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

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How accurate are bilirubin tests?

Very: Bilirubin tests are very accurate in measuring the level of bilirubin. An elevated bilirubin does not always necessarily indicated a severe disease and the bilirubin can be elevated for a number of reasons. ...Read more

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What is a normal bilirubin level?

1.5 or less: Normal is generally less than 1.5. Every lab is different and normal highs may range from 1 to 1.8. ...Read more

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Is 2.1 bilirubin level dangerous?

Depends: Your total bilirubin level is just above the upper limit of normal for most labs, but in isolation, it doesn't help in finding its root cause or knowing its significance. Advise talking to your doctor about all your lab results. ...Read more

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What count is normal for bilirubin?

0 to 1 by our lab: Depends slightly on lab used. Our lab uses 0.0 to 1.0 fmg/dl or total bilirubin and 0.0 to 0.3 for direct bilirubin. Direct/conjugated bilirubin can be elevated in liver/biliary system disease, and indirect/unconjugated bilirubin can go high with hemolysis (break-up of red blood cells in blood stream), can be a harmless inherited condition (eg gilbert's), and has various other causes. ...Read more

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Is high bilirubin always dangerous?

Depends: It depends on the age of the patient and the level of the jaundice. Jaundice in adults is not as dangerous in that the bilirubin (which causes the jaundice) is not damaging, but it can indicate a condition that is (liver failure.) in babies, a high level of bilirubin can lead to a condition where the bilirubin gets into the brain and causes permanent damage to the developing brain cells. ...Read more

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What causes low bilirubin in adults?

What causes low bilirubin in adults?

Don't worry: The lab's reference range is set up so that a few percent of healthy people's values lie below the bottom. Especially if you are not obviously sick, this means nothing. ...Read more

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How to lower bilirubin in adult male?

How to lower bilirubin in adult male?

Check with your doc: This may be a serious problem. Have it checked by your doc. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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What causes the bilirubin to build up?

Three mechanisms: High bilirubin that is almost all unconjugated means hemolysis (tearing up red cells too fast) or gilbert's non-disease. If it is mostly conjugated, the bile ducts are obstructed, perhaps by a stone or tumor. If both are way up, probably the liver cells are being damaged. ...Read more

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What happened if bilirubin total is 1.55?

What happened if bilirubin total is 1.55?

It depends: An isolated lab test is not possible to interpret without the reasons why the test was obtained and the symptoms you are experiencing. Speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more