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My new born baby (10 Days) have bilirubin level in 19.4. Is it normal?

My new born baby (10 Days) have bilirubin level in 19.4. Is it normal?

High: This is above what is expected but not necessarily dangerous. I would want to run a few blood tests. Breast feeding and mild dehydration can elevate these numbers. If the initial screening tests were OK, I would want to watch the level closely over the next several days. The need for any other therapies would be dependent on the screening tests. ...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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Helow sir my newborn baby before 36 hours it is no drink milk and its bilirubin total 8.5 bilirubin direct 1.1 bilirubin indirect 7.4 this report?

Helow sir my newborn baby before 36 hours it is no drink milk and its bilirubin total 8.5 bilirubin direct 1.1 bilirubin indirect 7.4 this report?

All babies drink: Question is unclear. All new babies drink breast milk... unless there is a "bigger problem, " such as prematurity, infection (sepsis), breathing problems, etc... The "bigger problem" usually becomes the worry, not the milk-drinking. The pediatrician can help explain any medical issues. Regarding lab results... numbers are just numbers, without much meaning unless a doctor can see the whole picture. ...Read more

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My newborn grandson has bilirubin of 11 from 8 also had cephaluc hematoma. He is a big baby 9'12 and 20 inches. Is there any thing to watch for?

My newborn grandson has bilirubin of 11 from 8 also had cephaluc hematoma. He is a big baby 9'12 and 20 inches. Is there any thing to watch for?

Common lever@ 2-3d: Bilirubin levels of that order are common & unimportant at day 2-3. The cephalhematoma can boost the level & it sounds like they are already watching things. Some kids handle the metabolic work & rid themselves of this temporary buildup & some need photo-therapy lights or other treatments. Monitoring & treatment as needed prevents jaundice from becoming a problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: total and direct neonatal bilirubin?

Causes jaundice: Bilirubin is a breakdown product of heme (found in red blood cells) metabolism. It consists of both direct (water soluble) and indirect (water insoluble) forms. In a newborn, most of the bilirubin is in the indirect form. If the level gets high, it causes neonatal jaundice. See your pediatrician if your newborn looks yellow (jaundiced) or you have concerns. ...Read more

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What is a high bilirubin level in a newborn?

See below: Bilirubin levels in full term, healthy newborns that may require treatment
serum bilirubin levels age of baby
above 10 mg less than 24 hours old
above 15 mg 24-48 hours old
above 18 mg 49-72 hours old
above 20 mg older than 72 hours
good luck. ...Read more

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If bilirubin is 10 on newborn is it ok or not?

Very common: After the cord is clamped, babies body must begin doing the clean up work of metabolism without mom's help via the placenta.Bilirubin is generated by red cell recycling & 1/3 or more infants will be visably jaundiced by day 3-4. A level of 10 at birth or @1d would be excessive, but by day 2-3 would be common. Depending on babies other risk factors (premi, sick), this would require no special rx. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice?

Jaundice: It depends upon the age of the newborn, whether the baby is breastfed or not, what type of bilirubin is elevated (direct or indirect) and what the level is. Neonatal jaundice can be a very common occurrence or one that signifies other things. Please clarify. ...Read more

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Newborn jaundice day 10 bilirubin total 11.31mg/dl & bilirubin direct 0.43mg/dl day 20 bilirubin total 5.6 & bilirubin direct 1.0 should I b worried?

More testing needed.: Probably nothing however the direct component of the bilirubin is rising. It sounds like your pediatrician is following this. But if baby is healthy likely ok. Premature infants should be followed more closely? ...Read more

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My newborn is 2 days old, upon birth her bilirubin was a 2, it increased to a 5, and today it is an 11. How concerned should I be?

My newborn is 2 days old, upon birth her bilirubin was a 2, it increased to a 5, and today it is an 11. How concerned should I be?

Sounds pretty normal: When the cord is clamped, baby looses mom's help cleansing it's blood & that shows up as some expected increase in the bilirubin level in the first few days. It commonly peaks around day 3-4 & declines as the babies system speeds the process. I take notice for levels above 12-14 at 2 days but consider a 11 pretty normal. I don't hold a discharge at that level. ...Read more

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My newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice. How is this treated?

Bilirubin: This is very common to have physiologic jaundice from days 4-6 of life. The liver is immature to break down the bilirubin, which can lead to some elevated numbers which causes the jaundice. There are other risk factors that can cause jaundice as well, like a cross reactivity bt babies and your blood type, prematurity, etc. Usually time will improve it, but sometimes the baby will need phototherapy ...Read more

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How concerning is a 15.3 bilirubin level jaundice in a new born?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Bilirubin levels are interpreted in context with other factors such as age, previous therapy, bilirubin level trends, response to therapy and other conditions such as organ disease, immunological issues (ABO incompatability), hemolysis, etc. Please provide more specific information for a more complete answer. ...Read more

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

Biliblanket: Moderate degree of jaundice in infants who are not at high risk can be managed at home.
However, bilirubin level has to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 1.30 and direct bilirubin is 0.43 is it in normal range or need to worry?

Probably okay.: This set of results may be a sign of what is called Gilbert's syndrome, which is not a significant problem, although one would need to see the rest of the liver tests to have a better idea of what is really going on. I would ask your primary doctor to interpret them for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Lipitor 10 mg 3x a week increase bilirubin level. When stop taking Lipitor bilirubin level is within normal range?

Unusual: In medicine we never say "impossible." Typically, statins don't raise bilirubin. Yes for SGOT, SGPT, and CPK in the susceptible. The key is to do "provocation." Go on the medicine and see a rise, go off the medicine & see a fall, go back on/see a rise again, go back off & see the fall again. At the same time the above tests should also be ordered. I am available for consultation. HRS, MD ...Read more

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Few years ago I felt in a blood test report that the bilirubin was slightly above the normal range. In a latest test it is 1.9 mg/dl. Pls comment.

Few years ago I felt in a blood test report that the bilirubin was slightly above the normal range. In a latest test it is 1.9 mg/dl. Pls comment.

I'm not worried: Several percent of humankind have Gilbert's, a non-disease with somewhat elevated bilirubin. If you've skipped a few meals in a row and noticed your eyes got a bit yellow when viewed in sunlight, that's you. Or you might be tearing up red blood cells from a mild hemoglobin problem or from exercise. If you seem healthy otherwise, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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My urine has a greenish tint to it, but my bilirubin numbers are within normal range after a blood test. What could this be?

Mess: Some vitamins and other mess, and some food coloring agents, will do this. If you feel well, do not worry. ...Read more

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What Cholestrol lowering drugs which do not affect liver. Even taking 5 mg alternate day my bilirubin level goes up by 1 point from the normal range?

What Cholestrol lowering drugs which do not affect liver. Even taking 5 mg alternate day my bilirubin level goes up by 1 point from the normal range?

Non statin drugs: The "statin" drugs will all be metabolized in a similar way in the liver. Drugs like ezetimibe will be possible alternatives but have less robust data with respect to preventing cardiovascular events.
If you are on cholesterol medication at the age of 17, you may have FH and as such could also be a candidate for PCSK9 inhibitors. I'd discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What ages to newborns/babies have growth spurts? When should I be expecting her to nurse more often and will I make more milk during this time?

What ages to newborns/babies have growth spurts? When should I be expecting her to nurse more often and will I make more milk during this time?

Growth Spurts: There are no specific exact times. Babies go through their growth spurts, they cry to nurse more frequently and yes, your body meets their demands by producing more milk. Let nature do her work and you will notice she will send your body clues as she needs more nutrition. :) ...Read more

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How does a newborn infant get a pneumothorax and what's the difference between that an a tension pneumo?

How does a newborn infant get a pneumothorax and what's the difference between that an a tension pneumo?

Colapsed Lung: A pneumothorax occurs when air gets in the the space between the chest wall and the lung. This space should not contain anything. So when air gets in, the lungs have to become smaller. A tension-pneumothorax is when the contents of the chest (heart, lung, collapsed lung) all shift to one side. Typically this is life threatening because blood cannot flow well. We don't always know why this is. ...Read more

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Under what circumstances is ecmo used for newborns? When is ecmo used, and how long do babies typically need it for?

Under what circumstances is ecmo used for newborns? When is ecmo used, and how long do babies typically need it for?

Many conditions: There are many conditions for which ecmo is used. Some of the more common ones are very low oxygen levels due to immature lungs or meconium aspiration (when baby inhales their own poop before they are born) or heart disease from abnormal anatomy/development. ...Read more

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AST (SGOT) is 2494 U/L (normal range is <50); ALT (SGPT) is 2363 U/L (normal range is <50) and Bilirubin total is 4.51 mg/dl. How serious is he?

AST (SGOT) is 2494 U/L (normal range is <50); ALT (SGPT) is 2363 U/L (normal range is <50) and Bilirubin total is 4.51 mg/dl. How serious is he?

It depends: How does he FEEL? If this is simply acute hepatitis from a virus or a medication, he may end up fine. If it is from alcohol, then he is in serious danger -- if he recovers, there's still the behavior that caused this in the first place, itself deadly serious. If he is systemically sick and this is "shock liver", the treatment is that of the underlying illness. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin 2.7, (normal range 0.1-1.1) other pparameters are absolutely normal, any chance for hepatits? Direct bili.0.3, indirect 2.4, ldh 277.

Total bilirubin 2.7, (normal range 0.1-1.1) other pparameters are absolutely normal, any chance for hepatits? Direct bili.0.3, indirect 2.4, ldh 277.

Unlikely: The lab findings you provided do not reflect the inflammation of liver, so called hepatitis.
Elevated level of indirect bilirubin suggests the possibility of excess of red cell destruction. ...Read more

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Are babies born without kneecaps. I'm reading in my breast feeding book on newborns and this is what they say?

Let me explain: Newborn have knee cap. Kneecaps form about the fourth month of fetal life. However, they don’t show up on x-ray very well because they’re not ossified, or bony. At this point in life, the kneecaps are made of a cartilaginous material. The growth centers surrounding the kneecap form late in developmental life in utero and may not appear until just before or just after the infant is born. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more