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Total bilirubin 2.0. Indirect 1.76. Direct. 0.27. Is this relating to liver disease?

Total bilirubin 2.0. Indirect 1.76. Direct. 0.27. Is this relating to 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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Liver (Definition)

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


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High total and direct bilirubin - but two fibroscans state no liver disease. What's going on, here?!

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

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Does high bilirubin level indicate liver disease?

Does high bilirubin level indicate liver disease?

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

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I was prescribed Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg. I have Glibert's liver disease with bilirubin at 5.0. Is it safe for me?

I was prescribed Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg. I have Glibert's liver disease with bilirubin at 5.0. Is it safe for me?

Gilbert's: Isn't really a disease per se. It can cause jaundice during periods of stress, but doesn't have any significant implications on your health. It's perfectly fine to take Zantac (ranitidine) if you only have Gilbert's. ...Read more

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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

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

? Gallbladder: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Many things: Right upper abdomen pain could be many things, including gallbladder, kidney, liver, colon, or small bowel disease. A good sonogram would show gallstones, liver conditions, kidney issues. Might need endoscopy to rule out ulcers. Make sure you are not just constipated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my 3 week old son has elevated bilirubin in his liver?

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

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What exactly does having elevated bilirubin in the liver mean?

What exactly does having elevated bilirubin in the liver mean?

See below: Elevated bilirubin may be due to excess destruction of red cells, liver inflammation, and/or blockage to the flow of bile. See this site for more information.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/jaundice/pages/causes. Aspx. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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)

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

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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

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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

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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