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High Bilirubin Levels In Blood Test
I always ve fever and headache. I ve high bilirubin level after blood test but sgpt level is normal. Is the fever caused by the high bilirubin level?
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
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: 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. ...Read more
Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?
Big picture please: 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. ...Read more
Liver and red cells: 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, . ...Read more
I just had a series of blood test done and my Bilirubin level is 2.94 should I be extremely worried?
Below: You may have Gilbert's Gilbert's (zheel-BAR) syndrome is a common, harmless liver condition in which the liver doesn't properly process bilirubin. Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. If you have Gilbert's syndrome — also known as constitutional hepatic dysfunction and familial nonhemolytic jaundice — you're born with it as a result of an inherited gene mutation. You might not know you have the condition until it's discovered by accident, such as when a blood test shows elevated bilirubin levels. Gilbert's syndrome requires no treatment. ...Read more
He recently had a blood test come back with a 3.3 mg/dL bilirubin level. What can he do to bring this down?
My yesterday's blood test shows higher Red cell distributio width - 15.2 (normal 11.6 to 14%). . Also my Bilirubin level 1.51%, (0.2 to 1 norm).
How do you feel?: Your physician can determine whether the slightly high bilirubin is Gilbert's or something worth investigating. High RDW is no danger but a marker for any of a variety of things. Mine was way higher when I donating blood every eight weeks. If you feel well, relax and be happy for good health. Best wishes, I have heard that the Volga is beautiful in the spring. ...Read more
Do medications like silybon 70 & methylcobalamin impact serology blood test (CMIA)? One taken for slightly high bilirubin count & other to improveb12
Whoa: Get a second opinion. I'm a lab specialist and it's key that a scientific physician treats people, not lab values. Several percent of folks have Gilbert's with "slightly high bilirubin" and to propose to treat with milk thistle would be shabby as it requires no treatment. If you're B12 deficient and not a vegan, a reason needs to be sought. Neither will impact your HIV testing. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hey I am Leo 23 years, I have done my blood test and ALT (GPT) is 64 and total bilirubin 55. .. all others are fine Hemoglobina 162 g/l Hematokriti vol %: 49 % why only my ALT and total bilirubin are high. .. I am scary :S any advice?
Abnormal labs: It's hard to evaluate an isolated abnormal blood test without having the results of all of the other tests, even if normal, and the clinical setting, i.e., your other medical problems, medications, etc. I would either return to your doctor for an explanation, or upload all of your labs to us here and use HealthTap Prime or feel free to consult me on Healthtap Concierge. Good luck. ...Read more
Is a urea blood test reading of 4.4 normal and a total bilirubin level of 12 normal in a mcrc pt?
Hi doctor does bilirubin level increase before there are symtoms and can be detected by blood test or no?
Recent blood test shows low indirect bilirubin (.08)+increased blood volume (99.7)+increased hematocrit (47.2)+high WBC (14, 200). Huh?
Uncertain.: The WBC is definitely high, but the HCT and MCV are borderline, and thus of uncertain significance. If truly elevated, the HCT could point to a primary or secondary polycythemia, an increase in the number of red blood cells. But this could also reflect mild dehydration, and given the borderline degree could be nothing. The high WBC is real. If you have no symptoms I would just repeat in 1mo. ...Read more
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!: 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. ...Read more
Recent blood test shows high direct bilirubin. Total bilirubin is 0.7 &direct0.5 and indirect 0.2. ALT, AST, GGT, Alk. Phos are in normal range. Is it ok?
Okay: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there is nothing in your results to be concerned about. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My doc doesn't believe I'm jaundice but now my eyes are slightly yellow and I feel very sick, my blood test has high bilirubin should I go to doc?
Definitely: Liver disease -need to find out cause. ...Read more
Blood test fine except high creatinine & bilirubin. Urine dipstick shows bilirubin, ketones, proteins, high sg and blood. Ct no stones in kidn or galb?
I had blood test yesterday and found Bilirubin level 26, is that alarming? My doctor asked to have Iron level test.
Not necessarily: I assume your total bilirubin of 26 uses the micro moles/L as units, which translate to 1.51 mg/dL in the US. If this is the case, this is a mild increase but does not necessarily mean you have liver disease. It would be helpful to review the rest of the liver tests, including SGOT, SGPT, alkaline phosphatase. Also fractioning the bilirubin, direct and indirect can help. You may have Gilbert's ...Read more
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