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Elevated Bilirubin Liver Disease
Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin has several potential causes. A level of 2 is only minimally above normal. Causes include medications, gallbladder disease, bile duct obstruction, liver disease, and pancreatic disease. Most common is gilbert's syndrome, a condition of mildly elevated bilirubin with no clinical problems or concerns. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
High total and direct bilirubin - but two fibroscans state no liver disease. What's going on, here?!
High d bili alone: When the only abnormality on thorough workup including liver function tests & liver scans is a high direct bilirubin making up approximately 50% of the total bilirubin, the diagnosis usually made is Rotor or Dubin-Johnson syndrome, rare but harmless inherited conditions. If there are any other abnormalities on tests or exam, or if medical history suggests otherwise, then many other possibilities. ...Read more
Bilirubin: Gilbert syndrome (normal variant usually less than 4), gallstone obstruction (you'll be very sick), end stage liver disease (again very sick), pancreatic cancer (causing obstruction). Could be many things, go over results with doctor and gi. ...Read more
Is it possible to have liver disease if bilirubin 27umol/L but all other results are ok? AST16 ALT11 GGT9U/L alb46g/L glob29g/L alkPhos45U/L pro75g/L
Indirect bilirubin?: Ask your physician whether you have Gilbert's non-disease and/or might have hemolysis. ...Read more
Does high bilirubin mean I have liver disease? I recently came off (2.5mnths ago)tramadol 100mg/day for 5yrs, could that have caused elevation?
Yes it does: You can also get mild elevations with hemolytic blood disease. ...Read more
I was prescribed Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg. I have Glibert's liver disease with bilirubin at 5.0. Is it safe for me?
I have taken bilirubin test It's result was Total 1.76 Indirect 1.0 Direct 0.76 Sgpt 40 Sgot 28 Am I having jaundice or any other liver disease?
No: No jaundice. You probably have Gilber's syndrome. ...Read more
Pressure under upper right rib, alp 67, AST 17, ALT 16, bilirubin 1.0...Cbc all normal...Could this be liver disease...Noticeable after alcohol
Before or after meals...? Associated with fat or food? Does it wake you at night?
Any problems with your lungs, breathing or heart? ...Read more
Is palmar erythema always associated with liver disease? I had my lft done and the bilirubin count was. 70, sgot-56 & sgpt-85. What does this mean?
Liver palm!: Palmar erythema is associated with estrogen levels, and pregnant women will develop this. In a normal person, liver illness slows the degradation of Estradiol, causing levels to build up. In males, liver disease does the same. Palmar erythema is most often not pathologic. However, you do have mild liber enzyme elevations. Many causes, but the most common causes a deal with is fatty liver. ...Read more
Cbc all normal, alp 67, AST 17, ALT 16, bilirubin 1.0, exercise a lot... Upper right under rib fullness w/drink alcohol, liver disease w/#'s okay?
Follow up needed: As neonatal jaundice is common upto 7 days, in most cases and in few upto10 days, continued high levels raise some concern about ruling out some congenital problems of liver and the bile ducts and also some diseases called inborn errors of metabolism related carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Hence need to see his pediatrician who may refer him to ped. Hepatologists. Serial estimat. Of bili needed. ...Read more
Can cirrhosis present with only elevated bilirubin and all other liver markers normal/great and normal imaging or could this be another condition??
Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis can have only an elevated bilirubin or totally normal liver function test and a normal sonogram of the liver. Cirrhosis is a diagnosis tmade via biopsy of the liver typically. However once the liver is damaged further and end stage cirrhosis occurs, then liver functions are typically abnormal. Best to discuss this issue with your doctor if you are concerned you may have cirrhosis ...Read more
Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.
Can poor periphery circulation and capillary refill cause elevated bilirubin and liver enzyme levels?
How likely is my diffuse fatty unenlarged liver to have fibrosis @ 27 yrs old? Normal liver panel, except 1 mo ago-mild elevated bilirubin (normal now)
Fatty liver: It's favorable that your fatty liver was discovered at an early age so that you will have proper dietary instruction and follow up. I doubt the presence of fibrosis in your liver, but a hepatologist or gastroenterologist can advise you better after reviewing your liver scan with the radiologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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