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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

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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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My 1 month baby boy has bilirubin range 11.50 mg/dll. Im worried about him. Plz suggest me what to do.

My 1 month baby boy has bilirubin range 11.50 mg/dll. Im worried about him. Plz suggest me what to do.

It depends: If your baby is full term and healthy, that is not a dangerous level at all. Prolonged jaundice (>2 wks) may be due to breast milk jaundice, which can take several weeks to clear completely. It is not dangerous, but should be followed by your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 week old baby has coughed a few times today. Is it normal for newborns to cough?

My 3 week old baby has coughed a few times today. Is it normal for newborns to cough?

Yes and no: Three times in a day doesn't sound like an illness as much as it may be baby clearing his/her airway. Babies are quite sensitive to smoke/ dust/fragrances/ cleaning odors/etc. and may become congested and or cough in response. You need to eliminate these from babies environment and flush the nose if needed with saline. Increasing cough or change in feeding habits could signal a problem. ...Read more

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My baby has jaundice tsp high about 200 but now it's about 180. And his gpt is 200. So, my q what's the normal gpt for newborns? Is it 60 ? Plz asap

My baby has jaundice tsp high about 200 but now it's about 180.  And his gpt is 200. So, my q what's the normal gpt for newborns? Is it 60 ? Plz asap

Depends: The answer depends on the baby's health status. Is he a premie? Dehydrated? On a ventilator? On iv's? Septic? What kind of jaundice? Anemic? Too many variables missing to answer your question properly. ...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 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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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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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