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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

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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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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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