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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
Yes it can be: Bilirubin is a pigment associated with the liver/hepatic system and red blood cells (especially hemolysis or breaking of them since bilirubin is found in them). Bilirubin causes jaundice and dark urine. Tests can be done to distinguish the source (conjugated vs unconjugated). Also need to look at other abnormal tests, history/exam would also be very important. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Not really: it is slightly higher than normal in your area a lot of things can do that and consider to be normal I do not know your age but if you are taking medicine like Tylenol or if you have any history of liver problem like hepatitis or if had any history of using drugs go and see a doctor preferably a liver specialist good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urochrome: There are a variety of pigments in the urine and they have more to do than people realize with exactly what you've eaten, what your large intestinal flora happen to be doing, and a variety of imponderables. It's a good idea to drink water sufficient to keep your urine light-colored. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can a person still have jaundice or something causing jaundice even if bilirubin blood test came back normal?
No: Jaundice is due to elevated bilirubin. If you are still yellow, it is not jaundice. Do you eat lot of carrots or other yellow veggies . Absence of yellow pigment in the sclerae & oral cavities distinguishes carotenemia from jaundice. Diabetes, hypothyroidism and kiney diseases maybe associated with carotenemia but not caused by carotene ingestion. ...Read more
Can gilberts disease cause high ALT 78 and AST 50 and bilirubin 1.2 ?Diagnosed with fatty liver in july. Had us done in jan it showed little fat.
My 50-year old mother developed areas of small red dots on her legs.What could they be? She is generally healthy, just indirect bilirubin is high (31)
Schamberg's Disease: Schamberg’s disease is a form of progressive pigmented purpuric dermatosis. This type of nonpalpable purpura consists of reddish-brown macules that are usually located on the lower extremities and ankles, and spare the soles of the feet. These petechiae appear due to capillary leakage and breakdown of blood near the skin surface, leaving behind hemosiderin deposits. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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