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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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Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gallbladder without stones only for a blood test finding, which hopefully was not your situation. ...Read more

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Gallbladder function 17% only pain is between shoulder blades. No stones.Bilirubin fluctuates 1.55.Also fatty liver does it have to come out?

Gallbladder function 17% only pain is between shoulder blades. No stones.Bilirubin fluctuates 1.55.Also fatty liver does it   have to come out?

No: If your symptoms are manageble with diet then there is no urgency to do surgery. Your symptoms are likely to worsen over time in which case you can proceed with an elective operation. ...Read more

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Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?

Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?

Sounds like biliary: Dyskinesia, given that there are no stones and low gallbladder ef. Cholecystectomy will alleviate symptoms in 70% of patients with this diagnosis. However, if there is also elevated bilirubin, that is suspicious for obstruction. Bilirubin needs to be fractionated and if it is direct bilirubin which is elevated further studies are indicated (e.g. Mrcp). Fatty liver should not cause elevated bilirub. ...Read more

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Bilirubin levels very high. Direct bilirubin at9.8 and total bilirubin at 10 mg/dl. Assuming a gallbladder obstruction, an ERCP found no stones.

Bilirubin: You probably need your gall bladder taken out. Interesting that they did the ERCP and didn't recommend the surgery. Did they do an ultrasound or other imaging of the gallbladder? I would be amazed if not. ...Read more

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Cmp completely normal but total bilirubin 4.0 and direct bili- 0.9. It's always high and seems to be creeping up. Is this ok? I have no gall stones.

Cmp completely normal but total bilirubin 4.0 and direct bili- 0.9. It's always high and seems to be creeping up. Is this ok? I have no gall stones.

Gilbert's syndrome: You likely have gilbert's syndrome, which is the most common hereditary cause of increased unconjugated (indirect) bilirubin due to reduced activity of the enzyme glucuronyltransferase. It is found in 5-10% of people and normally has no serious consequences. Mild jaundice may appear under conditions of exertion, stress, fasting, and infections, but the condition is usually asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Bilirubin shot Upto 336 from 237 in just 2days?How to get it down?Age57, gallbladder stones, hypertensive, diabetic, ckd5, stopped TB medication also

Bilirubin shot Upto 336 from 237 in just 2days?How to get it down?Age57, gallbladder stones, hypertensive, diabetic, ckd5, stopped TB medication also

You really: have NO control over your Bilirubin level which may increase quickly and dramatically when a gallstone is OBSTRUCTING your bile duct! It will decrease quite dramatically after the stone passes into your bowel!

CONSIDER GETTING YOUR GALLBLADDER REMOVED!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Rdw is 14.4 what is this? Bilirubin is 1.55 are these related? Gallbladder function 17% CT scan showed no blockage or stones.Can i still have stones?

Rdw is 14.4 what is this? Bilirubin is 1.55 are these related? Gallbladder function 17% CT scan showed no blockage or stones.Can i still have stones?

Bile duct problems?: Rdw - red cell distribution width, has been suggested to be a marker to distinguish benign from cancerous bile duct lesions. Your level is below the threshold for malignancy (14.8%), but more importantly is that your ct scan did not show blockage, but ct is not good for stones, us is better. Other liver function tests can be helpful, as well as determining if the slightly elevated bill is benign. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver cause elevated bilirubin? Alt 100 AST 40 bili 1.4. Gallbladder removed 1 wk low function can this cause elevations in both no stones.

Can fatty liver cause elevated bilirubin? Alt 100 AST 40 bili 1.4. Gallbladder removed 1 wk low function can this cause elevations in both no stones.

Elevated bilirubin: Your total bilirubin is at 1.4, which is mildly above the normal range. You might have a condition known as gilbert's syndrome, which is a benign condition. Rarely you would see mild elevation of total bilirubin with fatty liver infiltration, unless you are at the advance stage (liver cirrhosis). Suggest to repeat lfts in 3 months. ...Read more

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Doctor my dad is having jaundice bilirubin level 18mg and stone in pancreas.when the bilirubin level will be reduced? Is that curable??

Biliary Tract stone: A stone near where the common bile duct drains the liver can block the flow of bile from the liver and lead to jaundice. These stones can be removed by a variety of methods. Assuming there is no hidden reason (like a tumor) for the blockage and assuming no complications from the surgical procedure, the condition is curable. Often the stone can be removed in a minimally invasive technique. ...Read more

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Recently i got a laproscopic surgery for my gall bladder because of stones in it, during my surgery bilirubin level is 4.4.At that time i didn't got tr?

Recently i got a laproscopic surgery for my gall bladder because of stones in it, during my surgery bilirubin level is 4.4.At that time i didn't got tr?

Depends/more info.,,: More information would be helpful in answering this, but it seems that there may have been a stone in your duct at the time of surgery. Hopefully your bilirubin will be down after it but it may take time to clear. It would be good to see your doctor to get a repeat bilirubin level and other liver tests to be sure there's nothing else going on. Best of luck. ...Read more

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High bilirubin of 237 but lower enzymes, gallbladder stones & was on TB medication earlier but not anymore. Age57 what is the treatment? How to reduce

Sorry....: Billirubin can not be 237. If 23.7......the cause may be INH ( TB med ) induced liver damage. Need to see PMD.....for full evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a laproscopic surgery for gall bladder stones&now my bilirubin level is12.I went for scan, its result is mild hepatomegaly, is it dangerous?

I had a laproscopic surgery for gall bladder stones&now my bilirubin level is12.I went for scan, its result is mild hepatomegaly, is it dangerous?

Possibly: If you just had the surgery or recently it could be that they cut your bile duct, occluded your bile duct, or you have a leak from the liver. A ct scan will show fluid collections to determine if possible leak. You need to look at indirect bilirubin to know if it is obstruction. I would rule those out first and if negative the liver needs to be evaluated maybe biopsy, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right abdomen, ultrasound showed multiple calculi in gall bladder, cld ethanaol patient, now bilirubin fluctuated to 50-30, pl help?

Pain in upper right abdomen, ultrasound showed multiple calculi in gall bladder, cld ethanaol patient, now bilirubin fluctuated to 50-30, pl help?

Gallstones : Many people have gallstones that are not symptomatic and do not require surgery. Once you start having symptoms that interfere with your daily life or a severe episode/complication of gallstones and surgery would generally be recommended. A personalized treatment plan could be obtained by seeing a surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Urinalysis shows ketones bilirubin blood & urobilinogen. Back pain, kidney stones. Should I be worried?

Urinalysis shows ketones bilirubin blood & urobilinogen. Back pain, kidney stones. Should I be worried?

Yes: Get those kidney stones managed now. You may have other disease, diagnosed or not. It's normal to have 1+ urobilinogen. ...Read more

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Is 1.3 bilirubin normal?

Bilirubin: I would say it is within normal limits even though it may be slightly above the lab range for normal. ...Read more

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Is bilirubin of 12 normal?

No: That is high unless it is measured in different units than typical. Should correspond to skin changes. ...Read more

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Is eating small stones harmful?

Is eating small stones harmful?

Eating stones.: Your body cannot handle ingested stones, so they certainly could be troublesome, especially stones with sharper edges that could traumatize the digestive tract and cause bleeding and perforation, or dirty stones that could lead to infection. You need to understand why this is a desire of yours and learn how to reduce this desire. ...Read more

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Is high bilirubin always dangerous?

Depends: It depends on the age of the patient and the level of the jaundice. Jaundice in adults is not as dangerous in that the bilirubin (which causes the jaundice) is not damaging, but it can indicate a condition that is (liver failure.) in babies, a high level of bilirubin can lead to a condition where the bilirubin gets into the brain and causes permanent damage to the developing brain cells. ...Read more

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What causes low bilirubin in adults?

What causes low bilirubin in adults?

Don't worry: The lab's reference range is set up so that a few percent of healthy people's values lie below the bottom. Especially if you are not obviously sick, this means nothing. ...Read more

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What causes the bilirubin to build up?

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 more

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What happened if bilirubin total is 1.55?

What happened if bilirubin total is 1.55?

It depends : An isolated lab test is not possible to interpret without the reasons why the test was obtained and the symptoms you are experiencing. Speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What should normal bilirubin be in adults?

Reference range: Most health adults have bilirubin at or below about 1.4 mg/dl with some variability from lab to lab. Remember that the reference range is not the healthy, "normal" or even "desirable" range. Several percent of humankind of gilbert's non-disease with somewhat higher bilirubins; treating this will simply make you sick. Talk with your physician about any concerns. ...Read more

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Why we don't use contrast if there are stones?

Stones: Are radio-opaque and don't need extra contrast because they light up on their own. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high bilirubin level?

See below: In an adult a level above 1.0 mg would be considered high. See this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bilirubin/my00094/dsection=results. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

More than 2mg/dl: This number has to be carefully interpreted in the context of other liver tests, clinical context and medical history. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of having high bilirubin levels?

Cause of lesion: Some people have slightly elevated bilirubin, less than 5.0 mg/dL and are none the worse for it. It depends more on why your bilirubin is elevated rather than the level per se. The reasons can be hemolytic anemia, hepatitis, gall stones, cirrhosis and some cancers. ...Read more