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

My 1 month baby boy has bilirubin range 11.50 mg/dll. I'm 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

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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Bilirubin range was 1.3 doc said I am dehydrated. How much water /liters should I drink per day.

Bilirubin range was 1.3 doc said I am dehydrated. How much water /liters should I drink per day.

Whoa: Dehydration doesn't raise bilirubin. If this is an isolated finding, it may be normal or you may have mild Gilbert's. It's good to drink water so that your urine is light rather than dark, but there's no fixed amount. Please get back with your physician for a better exlpanation or get a consult. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin usually ranges from 1.1 to 1.8, with no pattern. Last test showed 2.3, all other results normal. Could this indicate a problem?

My total bilirubin usually ranges from 1.1 to 1.8, with no pattern. Last test showed 2.3, all other results normal. Could this indicate a problem?

Gilbert's syndrome: You may have gilbert's syndrome which is a common cause of isolated and asymptotic bilirubin elevation. Consult with your doctor to exclude other causes including liver problems. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Albumin in range, total n direct bilirubin in range, alk phos-in range, globulin 2.4, ag ratio 1.63 but AST and ALT -262 n 213. Pl advice?

Albumin in range, total n direct bilirubin in range, alk phos-in range, globulin 2.4, ag ratio 1.63 but AST and ALT -262 n 213. Pl advice?

Ongoing injury: The transaminases (ast and alt) are quite high indicating some of your liver cells are injured and leaking contents into the bloodstream. I'm glad your other labs are in range. This may be acceptable given your underlying chronic hepatitis, or it may be a guide to management now or in the future. ...Read more

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Yellow stools, sometimes loose/watery. Bilirubin in range, amylase & lipase normal and alkaline phosphatase in range. Ultrasound shows normal g/bladder and main ducts. Liver normal. No jaundice,?

Yellow stools, sometimes loose/watery. Bilirubin in range, amylase & lipase normal and alkaline phosphatase in range. Ultrasound shows normal g/bladder and main ducts. Liver normal. No jaundice,?

It seems you had: Extensive work up. If no weight loss and stool analysis is negative for malabsorption, irritable bowl could be considered. Feet swelling could be due multiple reasons including adverse effect of Norvasc, (amlodipine) vascular insufficiency, CHF or dependent ...Read more

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Hepc, cirohisis, last monthreport ast/alt veryhigh, bilirubin, albumin-abnormal range. Thismonth report ast/alt, bilirubin, albumin all normal. Isit posble?

Hepc, cirohisis, last monthreport ast/alt veryhigh, bilirubin, albumin-abnormal range. Thismonth report ast/alt, bilirubin, albumin all normal. Isit posble?

Yes: If I understand correctly, you have known hepatitis c that has progressed to cirrhosis, had an abnormal ast/alt, bilirubin high, Albumin low last month, and all are normal this month. Will assume lab did not switch sample. Hepatitis c is a chaotic disease prone to exacerbate / remit & some medication may be the actual cause of last month's problem. How do you feel? Rx you, not the numbers! ...Read more

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My liver enzymes were sgot 47 n sgpt 67. Total bilirubin was within range. I quit drinking and did liver cleanse. Now 36 n 47 but bilirubin 1.8 whatup?

Hard to say: That bilirubin is borderline, and would need to know the breakdown (how much is direct and how much indirect bilibrubin) to make sense out of it. Those liver enzymes are very borderline, and should lead to testing for viral hepatitis. Since you quit drinking, the enzymes are normal, indicating that alcohol may have been responsible. I would repeat and fractionate the bilirubin. ...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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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 the 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 the 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 total bilirubin has been in the 3-4 range. I have been feeling nauseous and do not have my gallbladder.

Elevated bilirubin: Can be caused by many things, including hepatitis, common duct stones, drug toxicity, or even cancer. You should see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...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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Had lft and my bilirubin is 1.7 and range is 0.2 – 1.1 and in my urine protein traces are found, why is this so?

Big picture: Several percent of humankind run a bilirubin in this range because of gilbert's non-disease; the bilirubin is almost all indirect. If you've had previous chemical profiles and this has been present; it's probably gilbert's, otherwise you'll get a workup, perhaps some meds you are taking. Trace protein in the urine is generally of no concern. ...Read more

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Direct bilirubin is 0.3 (rangeis 0-0.2), globulin-3.6 (range is 2.3-3.5) a/g ratio is 1.19 (range-120-2). Cbc is normal. Plz advise

Get with your doctor: The only concern I have here is the slight elevation in direct bilirubin. I'm also going to assume it's new; some folks always run it at this level because of their biology. It won't hurt you but may be a warning, most likely that some medication giving you cholestasis. ...Read more

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What do these bilirubin results mean? Value 0.2 range 0.3-1.2 MG/DL. My daughter has been seen for severe constipation and wetting.

It's normal: There is no disease that specifically gives you a low bilirubin. It is theoretically possible to get a low bill with some other severe illnesses but they would be glaringly obvious. ...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?

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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My ALP recently was 128, marked as high. The top end of the range given was 117. Bilirubin was normal at 1, ALT 33, and AST 26. Is the ALP a concern?

My ALP recently was 128, marked as high. The top end of the range given was 117. Bilirubin was normal at 1, ALT 33, and AST 26. Is the ALP a concern?

No: Your ALP is just above normal. About 2.5% of normal people will have a value just above normal.
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