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Are bilerubin blood levels always elevated in cade of Jaundice?

Are bilerubin blood levels always elevated in cade of Jaundice?

Jaundice occurs...: ...by defintion, when your liver doesn't metabolize bilirubin the way it's supposed to. Depending on the clinical situation, jaundice and cholestasis may coexist or each may exist without the other. Serum bilirubin levels are however normal in patients with yellow skin caused by carotenemia or quinacrine. Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK413/ ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Not likely: It appears your child has some kind of a hemolytic process going on. You need the immediate help of a pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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Why are hemoglobin levels higher in newborns?

Why are hemoglobin levels higher in newborns?

To carry more oxygen: Fetal hemoglobin hangs on to oxygen tighter that adult hemoglobin. Therefore more red blood cells are needed to cary the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to the tissues. The blood in utero is very saturated at a lower oxygen tension. The fetal hemoglobin is needed in utero and is slowly replaced by adult hemoglobin after birth. ...Read more

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What causes low bilirubin in adults?

What causes low bilirubin in adults?

Don't worry: The lab's reference range is set up so that a few percent of healthy people's values lie below the bottom. Especially if you are not obviously sick, this means nothing. ...Read more

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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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How concerning is bilirubin in infants?

How concerning is bilirubin in infants?

Bilirubin: Mild jaundice in newborns is harmless. However, if the level gets too high, it can cause brain damage. That's why you want to make sure to have it ministered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why there's indirect hyperbilirubinemia in neonate of mother with diabetes?

Why there's indirect hyperbilirubinemia in neonate of mother with diabetes?

Neonatal Jaundice: Indirect hyperbilirubinemia is not limited to infant of diabetic moms. It is a function of the newborn being relatively ineffective at clearing old red blood cells. It can be caused by high rbc count (polycythemia) which is common in infant of diabetic moms. Also, many other causes. Easily treated and common in the newborn period. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for high bilirubin, but they all come down to the liver either not processing bilirubin properly or the body producing more bilirubin than the liver can process. ...Read more

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Why jaundice in congenital hypothyroidism?

Why jaundice in congenital hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: prolonged jaundice is due to delayed maturation of the enzyme which helps in the glucorindation of bilirubin like all delayed processes this is also delayed ...Read more

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Can blood transfusion can reduce risk of high bilirubin in adults (female metastatic breastcancer patient)?

No: If anything transfused red cells have a higher turnover rate than native red cells. Since bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin it could raise bilirubin levels. ...Read more

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What is the most serious risk in extremely high glucose in blood?

What is the most serious risk in extremely high glucose in blood?

Dehydration, coma: Extremely high sugars will lead to dehydration as one is urinating excessively. Very high sugars also cause the system to become more concentrated (hyperosmolar) and this leads to confusion, sleepiness, and ultimately coma. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are hemangiomas in newborn due to cvs?

Are hemangiomas in newborn due to cvs?

They can be.: I respectfully disagree with dr. Evans. There are 8-10 published papers on the increase of hemangiomas after chorionic villous sampling (cvs). No one knows why this association occurs, but it is probably the same reason as the higher incidence of hemangiomas in premature infants. This is felt to be due to fetal "stress". ...Read more

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Explain the blindness from levels of high oxygen when given to a premature infant?

Explain the blindness from levels of high oxygen when given to a premature infant?

Environment: The environment that produces normal eyes is the womb.While in the womb, baby's eyes get about 60% blood oxygen content. Early work with premi's included putting them in "incubators" & piping in oxygen, hoping that they survived.Testing blood gasses was almost impossible, but when obtained,O2 use was geared at keeping above 90%.Now they keep it lower.The high blood oxygen triggered damage in some ...Read more

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Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Stress response: During any illness a kid may have a stress response that includes the inflow of stress hormones into the blood. Epinephrine & cortisol both tend to elevate blood sugars during the stress period. Any elevation would revert to normal after the stress has subsided. ...Read more

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Safe to give acetaminophen to 1yo with viral hepatitis from EBV/CMV? ALT/AST in low 100's, LDH slight-moderate increased, albumin and bilirubin WNL.

Safe to give acetaminophen to 1yo with viral hepatitis from EBV/CMV? ALT/AST in low 100's, LDH slight-moderate increased, albumin and bilirubin WNL.

Liver disease: As long as the dose is appropriate for weight, the medication is not taken repeatedly over days, and there are no other medications that are hepatotoxic being given this should be safe ...Read more

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Is a bilirubin level of 8 dangerous in adults?

Yes: Bilirubin of 8 suggests obstruction to bile flow, severe hepatitis, late cirrhosis or some metabolic anomaly. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more