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Elevated Bilirubin Elevated Hemoglobin
Explanations for elevated bilirubin ? (indirect high, direct normal)...also normal hemoglobin, low platelets, other liver function tests normal
Need more info: About 2-3% of otherwise normal people have elevated bilirubin, usually less than 5.0 mg/dL. Gilbert's disease is a usual cause and it despite disease in the name, it does not adversely affect a person's health. If you have any symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor. Consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/CON-20024904 ...Read more
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
Elevated hemoglobin 18.3, elevated hematocrit 54.8, elevated bilirubin 1.9. Abdominal pain Adult age 43. Why?
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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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
20 yrs old and feel like im in perfect health but my physical came back and said elevated bilirubin and protienurea so what could be the problem?
Hepatitis: See your doctor for a complete explanation. Bilirubin rises with over production (hemolytic problems) or failure to conjugate and/or excrete (liver problems). Proteinuria has many causes, glomulonephritis, caused by hepatitis could explain both. You need to see your doctor fo sort this out. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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