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Bilirubin Gilberts Syndrome
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
This appears to: be your question from yesterday (one of a number). Please remember that if one doctor provides a response, that it will not prevent other doctors from seeing your question and responding. In other words, duplication will not benefit you. ...Read more
Total bilirubin 2.5 (Elevated), Direct bilirubin 0.5 (Elevated), Indirect bilirubin 2.0 (Elevated) All other liver enzymes normal. What causes this?
Rerun test: 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, you need to re do the tests in non-fasting state. With the exception of elevated direct bilirubin, the findings are consistent with Gilbert syndrome, which is not a disease. See this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904 ...Read more
Not likely: Gilbert's syndrome is an elevated total and indirect bilirubin unrelated to any disease and is caused by an inherited difference in bilirubin metabolism. It is usually benign although some medicine metabolism may also be affected, there is usually no need to adjust medication doses except in rare instances. It may very occasionally cause a slight yellow skin or sclera tint. ...Read more
Unrelated: Maybe 4% of people have gilbert's, a mild treatment-worse-than-the-disease kink in bilirubin metabolism that's usually just a glitch on a lab report; you can confirm it (if you think it's worthwhile) by going hungry for a day or two -- gilbert's folks get a little jaundiced. It's unrelated to your acne -- today all acne is treatable with prescription medications. Glad you're proactive, good luck. ...Read more
Indirect bilirubin 1.6, direct 0.3. Direct is only 0.1 above normal. Dr. Said gilbert's. Abdominal u/s normal. Gilberts?
Ttl. Bilirubin 4.5. Direct 0.9 and yellowing of eyes! liver functioning normal. Neg for hepatitis. Gallbladder ultrasound norm. Gilbert's disease?
Yes: Your description is classic for diagnosing gilbert's. Given how many repeated questions you have written questioning this diagnosis, you could spend $400 to get the gene responsible for gilbert's sequenced to verify the diagnosis. See: http://dnatesting.Uchicago.Edu/tests/65. ...Read more
Do I have Gilberts Syndrome? Fasting blood work. T_Bili 1.5, D_Bili 0.2, AlkPhos 44, AST 24, ALT 20, Alb 4.4, T_protein 6.6. Lab uses T_Bili < 1.2.
Yes: You could have Gilbert's Nothing to be concerned about ...Read more
For two years indirect bilirubin has ranged from (.9-1.7) direct from (.1-.4). Dr said gilbert's. Normal liver enzymes and u/s. Gilbert's?
Probably: Especially if you can relate the higher levels to times when you may not have been eating so much. I trust there's no evidence that anything else is wrong. ...Read more
NO: As far as I can research SAMe is not listed as treating hyperbilerubinemia ...Read more
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anything serious, could this be jaundice?
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