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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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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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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UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

Urine tests: 29F of unknown ethnicity and medical history from US notes urine + Bilirubin Ketones and trace blood. Asks should I be concerned? ANS: Yes so ask the Dr. Who did the tests as "concern" would be based on why tests were done based on what they know about your medical Hx, condition, meds etc. Read more

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Seen urologist tues. Blood in urine, abnormal ketones, specific gravity, and bilirubin. Wasn't treated. Still having symptoms. Should I go to the er?

Yes/see Dr. First.: It's a good idea to get treatment urgently for this. You have blood in your urine, which can mean trauma, malignancy, infection, or something else. Your ketone reading can indicate diabetes, even an acute diabetic episode, and bilirubin can mean liver or gallbladder involvement, or destruction of red blood cells. You need more tests so see your doctor and arrange to go to the er/hospital asap. Read more

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Why does strenuous exercise lead to elevated bilirubin level in blood?

Why does strenuous exercise lead to elevated bilirubin level in blood?

Hemolysis: Very strenuous exercise that involves pavement-pounding can destroy enough red blood cells that the bilirubin and reticulocyte counts go up. As a pathologist, I'm always reminding folks to look at the person, not the numbers. If your bilirubin's up and it's not jogger's hemolysis or gilbert's, try to find the cause with your physician's help. 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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Doctor found elevated bilirubin 32.0 in blood, diagnosed gilberts syndrome without further investigating isn't it true that elevated bilirubin can he?

Gilbert's: Bili can be elevated for a large number of reasons, but elevations of unconjugated bili without other findings and a long Hx of mild elevations of unconj bili can likely be attributed to Glilberts. The presence of other comorbid conditions or symptoms negates this. Read more

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My husband has blood in urine and test indicates elevated monocytes and gamma GT what does this mean?

My husband has blood in urine and test indicates elevated monocytes and gamma GT what does this mean?

Not sure.: I don't believe there is a connection here. I suspect you have collected some random data. What you really need to know is what symptoms he has and how these labs and other unmentioned labs compare to priors. His doctor should probably explain these to him. 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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Does an elevated platelet count and blood in urine necessarily indicate a life threatening issue?

Does an elevated platelet count and blood in urine necessarily indicate a life threatening issue?

It depends on Diagno: We need to know more information. Platelets can be high for many different reasons and Blood in the urine can be caused by several possible diagnoses. So we need you to have your doctors determine the cause for both conditions especially blood in the urine which can be caused by Cancer. which can sometimes lead to high platelet counts. Get tested further. Read more

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My 9 yr old has slightly elevated leukocytes in urine and blood, with small micro blood in urine also. Various symptoms for years, should I worry?

My 9 yr old has slightly elevated leukocytes in urine and blood, with small micro blood in urine also. Various symptoms for years, should I worry?

Urinary findings: A few red and white blood cells in a prepubertal girl's urine usually is indicative of poor hygiene and poor wiping technique leading to peri-urethral irritation and thus the findings in the urine. So no, I wouldn't worry about those findings. However, you mention various symptoms for years - these may be worth worrying about if they are affecting her lifestyle and thus would need investigation. Read more

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Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?

Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?

Many things: However, when there is painless hematuria (blood in urine) a malignancy needs to be ruled out. If you have elevated red blood cells, could either be reactionary or pathologic. Another reason to keep your doctor appointments. Hope this helps. Read more

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Two years ago, underwent surgery perforated duodenal ulcer. After surgery yellowed eyes. Examined liver healthy. Elevated bilirubin in the blood. No k?

Two years ago, underwent surgery perforated duodenal ulcer. After surgery yellowed eyes. Examined liver healthy. Elevated bilirubin in the blood. No k?

What is your health?: If liver is healthy now, and you are in good health now then yellow eyes after emergency GI surgery was transient/normal. During recovery the liver processes hematoma left over from bleeding. Yellow eyes, high blood bilirubin occur commonly as the liver works. It often takes time before you are ready to review and learn what happened to you during an emergency. Ok to ask your doc. Read more

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Gerd petechiae enlarge liver no hep some blood in urine 2 Swollen glands neck elevated lymphocytes but hiv neg after 7 months? What could it be help!

Gerd petechiae enlarge liver no hep some blood in urine 2 Swollen glands neck elevated lymphocytes but hiv neg after 7 months? What could it be help!

Specialist: My advice is to consult an infectious disease specialist. Although rare, seronegative cases of hiv do occur and require a RNA testing to detect viremia although I would expect the specialist to order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis in your case after he/she evaluates you. Bring all your test results to the appointment. Read more

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Dr says bilirubin, protein and blood in urine is residual inflammation from a previous uti. Says mono% of 13 is nothing. Low fever still daily. Help?

UTI: These values are not likely to be a result of a prior or resolving uti. You might want to be seen and diagnosed for a second opinion. Suggest an infectious diseases expert. Read more

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Visible blood in urine?

Visible blood in urine?

Many causes: This can be due to many causes including cancer, infection, kidney stones, trauma, scar tissue, and inflammation. This needs to be evaluated by a urologist. Read more

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Blood in urine on an off?

Blood in urine on an off?

Not normal.: Need to have this evaluated right away, especially if you have ever been a smoker, if you have back pain or pelvic pain, and especially if recent weight loss. Any new medications recently? Do you still have an intact uterus and is there any chance this blood may originate vaginally rather than in the bladder and urinary system? If you've got pain with this, get seen right away. Call MD today. Read more

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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...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