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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Total Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin, a product of hemoglobin breakdown, is present in two forms in the human body: unconjugated (indirect bilirubin, insoluble) and conjugated (direct bilirubin, soluble). Unconjugated bilirubin is conjugated in the liver and released into the small intestine in bile, the fluid in the gallbladder. Total bilirubin measures indirect bilirubin plus direct bilirubin; part of ...Read more


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My total bilirubin is 1.1 mg/dl. My eyes and skin are slightly yellowish and i mostly have slight hepatitis b. What should I do

My total bilirubin is 1.1 mg/dl. My eyes and skin are slightly yellowish and i mostly have slight hepatitis b. What should I do

Hepatitis B: First you should verify you have hepatitis b. 80% of hepatitis b infections clear and cause no long term damage. You are of an age that you should have been vaccinated for hepatitis b as a child. These vaccines started in 1984 for all american pediatric patients. If you do have the chronic active infection then there are medications that can fully suppress the hepatitis virus. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin 1.9 mg/dl, Alk Phosphatase 123 U/L, SGPT (ALT) 49 U/L, SGOT(AST) 46U/L. Hepatitis B & C negative. Slightly yellow eyes,?

Total bilirubin 1.9 mg/dl, Alk Phosphatase 123 U/L, SGPT (ALT) 49 U/L, SGOT(AST) 46U/L. Hepatitis B & C negative. Slightly yellow eyes,?

Look for cause: The workup needs to continue. You've got hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, medication allergy or some other treatable illness until proved otherwise. If you are taking any medications, even 'natural' / 'herbal' / 'traditional', stop them now. This is serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Normal sgpt, sgot, bilirubin count .I hve hepatitis b.But still my symptoms like nausea, abdomen discomfort perceivs .Why?Shud i need medications.

Normal sgpt, sgot, bilirubin count .I hve hepatitis b.But still my symptoms like nausea, abdomen discomfort perceivs .Why?Shud i need medications.

HepB NOT likely caus: You may have ibs, a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific/unique organic pathology/disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times.. If u r concerned, consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 3.5 mg% in which, Direct: 1.5 mg% Indirect: 2.0 mg% My final diagnosis is: ACUTE VIRAL HEPATITIS what should i do??

My total bilirubin is 3.5 mg% in which,
Direct: 1.5 mg%
Indirect: 2.0 mg%
My final diagnosis is: ACUTE VIRAL HEPATITIS
what should i do??

Mild elevation: This is a mild elevation of the bilirubin. If you have acute viral hepatitis you should follow the advice of your local doctor as treatment needs to be tailored to your situation and your local resources. ...Read more

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Years go I got hepatitis A recovered but my skin has been mild yellowish ever since. lately the total bilirubin was 3.2. Any need to visit a doctor?

Hepatitis A: Relapsing hepatitis occurs in 3 - 20% of patients 4 to 15 weeks after the initial symptoms have resolved. Cholestatic hepatitis with high bilirubin levels persisting for months is also occasionally observed. Chronic sequelae with persistence of HAV infection for more than 12 months are usually not observed. Follow up with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more