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Why does my gas and poop smell so bad after eating beef ? Could it be high bilirubin levels ? See Blood Test in my Health Files if needed.

Likely nitrates.

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A great many high protein foods like meat have a high concentration of nitrates, which lead to foul smelling stool. Bilirubin is largely responsible for the color of stool as well as some of the smell.
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Causes of high GPT in blood test and tetany? bilirubin is also slightly increased

Liver is in trouble

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This sounds like too much alcohol. But, it could be infection or reaction to other medication or fatty deposits if the patient is obese. But, first would be a frank discussion about alcohol.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ Blood Platelets low/ Bilirubin high. What could be wrong?

Big picture please

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As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- Gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

In my blood test report my bilirubin total was 1.39mg/dl. Is it high or normal and how to reduce it. Haemoglobin level is 14.7 gm%?

Sounds fine to me

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You're a young man, I'm betting you feel fine, and you're not a bunch of numbers. This is high-end-of-normal, I'm going to assume it's mostly indirect, and several percent of folks run high because of Gilbert's non-disease -- a variant biochemistry.
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What would a blood test with high total bilirubin mean?

Liver and red cells

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Bilirubin is the metabolic product of hemoglobin. The high levels may be from excessive destruction of red blood cells, damage to the liver parenchymal cells or obstruction to the flow of bile. Examining the components of bilirubin, direct and indirect, helps in differentiating among the various causes,
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Last blood test:High red blood cells( 5.8) High Hemoglobin (17.3) high hematocrit 52% and high bilirubin 2.1. What's wrong with me? Polycythemia Vera?

Hey buddy!

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You've asked this question repeatedly. Being a smart teen with an interest in science, you're understandably concerned. At your age, and with normal CBC's as a kid (were they normal?) I'd be more concerned about sleep apnea -- that WILL ruin your life -- or that someone is giving you anabolic steroids without your knowing it, or an erythropoietin-producing tumor somewhere.
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How long will epinephrine affect a blood test that includes bilirubin?

Little effect

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Epinephrine has a short half life and should not affect bilirubin results.
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My daughter's blood test showed she had a bilirubin of 41 with normal ALT and Alkaline phosphatase. Why could this be and could it cause nausea?

Inconsistent results

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Please consult your doctor to redo the test. It is not likely that she has this high a bilirubin with normal liver enzymes.
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Had a CMP blood test done and my bilirubin was 2.1 and range went up to 1.1. Is this ok? All other liver enzymes were perfect. Should I ask for more?

Gilbert's? Other?

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This is relatively common. You want to fractionate the bilirubin into its direct/conjugated & indirect/conjugated. If it is primarily direct, rule out cholestasis from medicine or Dubin-Johnson/Rotor, with normal alk phos other causes unlikely. IF has been up in the past like this and there have been no troubles, it like likely Gilbert's non-disease, get a reticulocyte count to r/o hemolysis.
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