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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