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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

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

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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Could not eating or drinking for 13 or 14 hours cause a elevated bilirubin test which was ->22.All other liver function tests ok and i look/feel fine.

May due to hemolysis: After draw blood, it sits there before it forms clot. At this time, some blood cells can lysis itself , makes the bilirubin increase. You can ask a lft test to differentiate direct and indirect bili. ...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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Can polycythemia vera cause elevated bilirubin blood levels?

Can polycythemia vera cause elevated bilirubin blood levels?

To the extent that: P vera would be associated with increased rbc turnover, a modest increase in bili is possible. However, the disease is one of proliferation more than destruction, so if the bili is quite high we need to evaluate. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated bilirubin and yellow diarhhea with mucus and nausea?

What can cause elevated bilirubin and yellow diarhhea with mucus and nausea?

Bile duct blockage: The most common cause of jaundice is a blocked bile duct, usually from a stone. Sometimes it can be caused by a tumor or hepatitis though. Best see a doctor to figure it out. ...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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Can poor periphery circulation and capillary refill cause elevated bilirubin and liver enzyme levels?

Can poor periphery circulation and capillary refill cause elevated bilirubin and liver enzyme levels?

Not likely: Peripheral circulatory disturbance is not expected to cause liver disease. Do not use Acetaminophen if you have liver disease. Please consult your doctor for evaluation. ...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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What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

ERCP: Many laboratory values can be elevated after manipulation of your biliary tract with ERCP and stent placement since it is an invasive procedure. Your laboratory values are all relative and your provider can trend them. The important thing is to have close followup with your gastroenterologist regarding these lab values and/or any new symptoms like abdominal pain or nausea/vomiting after ERCP. ...Read more

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Could Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause an elevated total bilirubin?

Could Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause an elevated total bilirubin?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Elevated bilirubin is not listed as a side effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Other medications such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can elevate the bilirubin. A harmless entity called gilbert's can also cause an elevated bilirubin. See your doctor for elevation. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of an elevated conjugated bilirubin with normal total bilirubin?

Not concerning: As long as your total bilirubin is normal, the proportion of direct to indirect or conjugated to unconjugated bilirubin, is of little significance. It is really only of concern, if the total bilirubin is elevated. ...Read more

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What causes elevated albumin and bilirubin?Health syptoms are nausea & vomitting, especially after eating.

What causes elevated albumin and bilirubin?Health syptoms are nausea & vomitting, especially after eating.

See a Doctor.: Need to have complete blood tests and to start with a sonogram of your liver and gallbladder.Need complete history, medications, allergies, life style etc, to consider of possibilities. ...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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Can elevated bilirubin levels cause anemia?

Can elevated bilirubin levels cause anemia?

Other way around: Hemolytic anemia which is a red blood cell destructive process produce an elevated bili. ...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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