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Dangerous Bilirubin Levels
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
My bilirubin levels are total 1.12 ,direct 0.16 and indirect 0.96.It is specified that indirect bilirubin should be within 0.0 to 0.6.Is it dangerous?
Whoa: First, this is a very low top for the reference range for indirect bilirubin. Second, reference isn't the "should be" range, but a measure of a population, set so that several percent of healthy people will fall outside. Third, I've raised my indirect bilirubin by hemolsis from strenuous exercise. You might also have Gilbert's. If you have no other indicator of ill-health, forget about this stuff ...Read more
Safe: The only danger in "gilbert's" is that someone will misunderstand / overdiagnose / overtreat. Very rarely, gilbert's people run into trouble with a few medications; your physician will be aware of this. It should be called "gilbert's non-disease". ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can high level of bilirubin like 8 damage organ if it os present for a long time. Time like 2 months ?
Never a problem: Labs "normal ranges" are set up so that a few percent of people fall below and above the reference range. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to the lab, i can't emphasize too often that patients and doctors must both "look at the person, not the numbers.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to reduce bilirubin level? Home remedies or natural ways preferred. I have cliger najjar syndrome. Thanks
Not much available: You showed courage by asking. "home" and "natural / vitamin / holistic / supplemental" remedies won't touch it. I'm going to assume you have type ii. You may have some success with Phenobarbital but it will make you tired most of the time and much less effective -- much worse than being a little bit yellow. Reassure folks it's not contagious. Focus on what you can do well. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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