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Sometimes my indirect bilirubin is slightly elevated and sometimes it's normal. Dr said it was gilbert's... Does this sound right?

Sometimes my indirect bilirubin is slightly elevated and sometimes it's normal. Dr said it was gilbert's... Does this sound right?

Gilbert's: Yes, that is the proper pattern. You should have no symptoms other than occasional slight jaundice noticeable mostly in the eyes. It does not signify any actual liver disease. Do not worry. Hope that helps. ...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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Liver ast/alt test was elevated, now they are normal; liver us was normal. Bilirubin is slightly elevated and I'm going for a GI consult. Causes?

Liver ast/alt test was elevated, now they are normal; liver us was normal. Bilirubin is slightly elevated and I'm going for a GI consult. Causes?

Many possibilities: You may already know the answer by now, if you have seen the GI specialist. Elevated bilirubin may be side effect of drugs, excessive destruction of red cells, blockage to the flow of bile and more. ...Read more

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My bilirubin is sometimes slightly elevated. It's usually just indirect but there have been a few times when direct was 0.3 instead of under 0.2. U/s normal, blood work normal. Goes to normal after eating. Gilbert's? Been 3 years since last test. Feel fine

My bilirubin is sometimes slightly elevated. It's usually just indirect but there have been a few times when direct was 0.3 instead of under 0.2. U/s normal, blood work normal. Goes to normal after eating. Gilbert's? Been 3 years since last test. Feel fine

Direct bilirubin: Gilbert's syndrome is a the most common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin. It is a genetic condition found in up to 5% of the population. Gilbert's syndrome rarely causes symptoms. However, in Gilbert's, it is the direct (unconjugated) bilirubin which is elevated. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause slightly elevated bilirubin? I think isotretinion has made my constipation worse, and my bilirubin has recently elevated.

See your Dr: If in doubt, stop isotretinoin. "Slightly" elevated bilirubin needs to be evaluated in context. Various details are needed for analysis of this. The answer has numerous conclusions to be determined only after careful exam and lab. ...Read more

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How can I stop excessively vivid dreaming? I cannot rest. No medication, no apnea, only slightly elevated bilirubins.

How can I stop excessively vivid dreaming? I cannot rest. No medication, no apnea, only slightly elevated bilirubins.

Sounds like: Your doctor who ordered the tests cannot figure out why you have your symptoms. If this is the case, a psychiatrist might be able to help. ...Read more

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I have slightly elevated bilirubin, my urine showed trace amounts of blood, and I have muehrcke's nails. How worried should I be?

I have slightly elevated bilirubin, my urine showed trace amounts of blood, and I have muehrcke's nails. How worried should I be?

Elevated bilirubin: You may have g ilbert syndrome which can cause hypoalbuminemia which in turn can cause softening of your nails and muehrcke's nails. ...Read more

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I have slightly elevated bilirubin, my urine showed trace amounts of blood, and I have muehrcke's nails. How worried should I be?

Concerning: Muehrcke's lines of the nails are indicative of decrease protein synthesis. It is alo called leukonychia striata. With concomitant elevated bilirubin and hemturia, this can indicate conditions relating to liver or biliary conditions, metabolic stress, nephrotic condition, other systemic disease or malnutrition. ...Read more

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My bloodwork shows slightly elevated bilirubin but normal AST and alt. What does this mean and should I worry?

Gilbert's syndrome: This is a benign condition that requires no treatment characterized by mildly elevated bilirubin and otherwise normal liver function tests. The bilirubin can be higher with fasting which is why we often see it on routine blood work. It is not a disease and again requires no treatment. ...Read more

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I have elevated CRP and C4 levels. C3 is normal. Last two blood work-ups also revealed slightly elevated bilirubin levels. What could this indicate?

Non-specific: Interpreting blood work can be a very tricky proposition. Each lab values needs to be interpreted within clinical context and in association with other blood tests. Elevated CRP can sometimes be normal, other times it is a marker of inflammation. Elevated bilirubin may also be normal but sometimes can be indicative of blood or gallbladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated bilirubin (1.7) with elevated WBC (12.6) and RBC (5.35). History of ERCP and Gall bladder removal. Is this cause for concern?

Fevers?: Are you having fevers or chills? Do you know what your bilirubin was before? These labs warrant further investigation especially if you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Is elevated bilirubin something to be concerned about?

Is elevated bilirubin something to be concerned about?

Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause of elevated bilirubin.Bilirubin can be elevated due to many causes
1infectious hepatitis
2toxic hepatitis due to toxins and drugs
3gall stones and cholecystitis
4alcoholic hepatitis and cirrohsis
5liver cancer and metastatic cancer in liver
5gilberts syndrome
so the prognosis and treatment depends on the cause of elevated bilirubin. ...Read more

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If I have elevated bilirubin level what does this mean?

Long list: Increased bilirubin is generally due to disorder of the liver, but can also be due to hemolytic anemia and metabolic disorders. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007491.htm. ...Read more

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Elevated albumin 4.5 and bilirubin total 2.3, direct 0.6?

Elevated albumin 4.5 and bilirubin total 2.3, direct 0.6?

Out of context: Thank you for letting us know. But those tests are not interpreted alone without context or medical history. ...Read more

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What are reasons why just bilirubin would be elevated on liver functioning test?

Possibilities: Gilbert's features a mild, usually lifelong elevation of indirect bilirubin; it's a non-problm. If you're hemolyzing (red cell problem, runner, others), this will raise indirect bilirubin. Medicines or inborn errors that cause cholestasis raise direct bilirubin. Trusting you're not having pain, as with an obstructed bile duct. ...Read more

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Elevated bilirubin levels and gallstones, should I be concerned?

Yes: Gallstones may be leaving the gallbladder and obstructing the bile ducts. This can cause bile to back up in the liver and elevate the bilirubin levels.

You should discuss with your surgeon or doctor. ...Read more

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Elevated alt/ast/ldh and bilirubin?

Liver dysfunction: This indicates abnormality in liver function. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Elevated bilirubin, alcohol free for 20 years, what might be the cause?

Ask the DR!!!: Did a DR order this blood test? What other tests? Elevated??? What are the NUMBERS reported for direct bilirubin, indirect bilirubin? There are many possible reasons for elevated bilirubin. Your DR should be able to give you a perspective. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin was elevated at 1.2. All other labs normal. Should I be concerned?!

Total bilirubin was elevated at 1.2. All other labs normal. Should I be concerned?!

Need more info.: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test or a consult on HealthTap Prime, If you have the lab results and can upload them. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of elevated bilirubin in young man, more than 2 years? Bilirubin is 31 (norm <17)no gilbert syndrome

What is the cause of elevated bilirubin in young man, more than 2 years? Bilirubin is 31 (norm <17)no gilbert syndrome

Many possible causes: ... ranging from problems with the gallbladder or bile duct to liver problems to problems with metabolism. If you know that Gilbert syndrome is not present, you must have seen a physician about this in the past. If a diagnosis still has not been made, I would ask to see a hepatologist for more definitive testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my bilirubin in my liver has been elevated slightly for the past 3 and a half months, what could it mean?

Maybe: If it is primarily conjugated bilirubin and this is your only abnormality, it's likely you have gilbert's non-disease and should forget about it. I take it your physician isn't worried; you shouldn't be either. You may get checked for hemolysis with a reticulocyte count. If you're taking some medication and this is new, you may have rx-induced cholestasis. Other possibilities exist. ...Read more

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20 yrs old and feel like im in perfect health but my physical came back and said elevated bilirubin and protienurea so what could be the problem?

20 yrs old and feel like im in perfect health but my physical came back and said elevated bilirubin and protienurea so what could be the problem?

Hepatitis: See your doctor for a complete explanation. Bilirubin rises with over production (hemolytic problems) or failure to conjugate and/or excrete (liver problems). Proteinuria has many causes, glomulonephritis, caused by hepatitis could explain both. You need to see your doctor fo sort this out. ...Read more

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My bilirubin result is -> 22 which I understand is elevated. I didn't drink any liquids for about 14 hours prior to the test. Could this be why?

Not really: If your lft's and bilirubin are elevated you need to have this evaluated. It's not because you were even somewhat dehydrated. So, you and your doctor should discuss this result and go forward. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gilbert's also present with mildly elevated direct bilirubin (0.4-0.7). with elevated total (1.4-2.2) Mostly indirect still some direct elevation?

Not from Gilbert's: Gilbert's syndrome causes a deficiency in the enzyme that converts indirect bilirubin to direct bilirubin. In other words, the only issue is that indirect bilirubin is converted to direct bilirubin more slowly. People with Gilbert's are not unhealthy from it and are not considered to have a "disease." If direct bilirubin is elevated, something else is going on. ...Read more

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What causes elevated bilirubin after gallbladder surgery?

What causes elevated bilirubin after gallbladder surgery?

Depends on how: Much of elevation and how soon after surgery. If it is sudden elevation shortly after surgery, it could mean something bad, like retained stone, obstruction of common duct, liver damage, etc. Conversely, if is is a slight elevation years after surgery, then it is probably not even related. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have low RBC and elevated bilirubin?

Low RBC: If the RBC has only recently come down below prior levels or below the lower limit of normal for the lab, when in combination with elevated biilrubin (especially the 'indirect form' of bilirubin) it can mean the RBC (red blood corpuscles) are being damaged and then they release their bilirubin into the bloodstream.
Have this checked soon ...Read more

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What exactly does having elevated bilirubin in the liver mean?

What exactly does having elevated bilirubin in the liver mean?

See below: Elevated bilirubin may be due to excess destruction of red cells, liver inflammation, and/or blockage to the flow of bile. See this site for more information.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/jaundice/pages/causes. Aspx. ...Read more

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Why does strenuous exercise lead to elevated bilirubin level in blood?

Why does strenuous exercise lead to elevated bilirubin level in blood?

Hemolysis: Very strenuous exercise that involves pavement-pounding can destroy enough red blood cells that the bilirubin and reticulocyte counts go up. As a pathologist, I'm always reminding folks to look at the person, not the numbers. If your bilirubin's up and it's not jogger's hemolysis or gilbert's, try to find the cause with your physician's help. ...Read more