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Help please? What is the treatment for jaundice- my mothers total bilirubin count is 6.5 mg/dl?

Help please? What is the treatment for jaundice- my mothers total bilirubin count is 6.5 mg/dl?

Depends on cause: Jaundice is a symptom, like fever. The treatment depends on the cause of jaundice. It is not feasible to provide a more useful answer from the information you provided. Please consult your doctor. ...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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I was suffering from jaundice. What can I do to reduce my bilirubin? Its 6.5 now.

I was suffering from jaundice. What can I do to reduce my bilirubin? Its 6.5 now.

Find why: I wouldn't be surprised if the cause was allergy to the multiple painkillers you say you are taking. Your physician has a duty to make a diagnosis and offer treatment and explain clearly to you why you are jaundiced -- problems with red blood cells, liver cells, or the exit of bile from your liver. ...Read more

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My bilirubin level is slightly higher although i dont have jaundice so kindly recommend me some advice to lower it.

My bilirubin level is slightly higher although i dont have jaundice so kindly recommend me some advice to lower it.

Gilbert's disease: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin count is 1.8mg/dl. What type of jaundice could this be?

Any: Hemolytic jaundice and Gilbert's feature mostly indirect. Cholestatic jaundice features mostly direct. Hepatocellular jaundice features a good mix of both most of the time. If you're otherwise well, your physician will first question you about past chemical profiles and whether you've become a bit yellow after you miss a few meals -- that would point to Gilbert's. If not, it's a workup. ...Read more

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How danger is jaundice for 75 days old. Last test show that the total bilirubin is 6 and the direct is 6. He born without jaundice ?

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How danger is jaundice for 75 days old. Last test show that the total bilirubin is 6 and the direct is 6. He born without jaundice ?

Depends upon : Direct bilirubin level of 6 mg/dl suggests bile flow obstruction. As long as underlying cause(s) is identified and dealt properly, elevated bilirubin per se is not of much concern. ...Read more

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My newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice. How is this treated?

Bilirubin: This is very common to have physiologic jaundice from days 4-6 of life. The liver is immature to break down the bilirubin, which can lead to some elevated numbers which causes the jaundice. There are other risk factors that can cause jaundice as well, like a cross reactivity bt babies and your blood type, prematurity,etc. Usually time will improve it, but sometimes the baby will need phototherapy ...Read more

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How concerning is a 15.3 bilirubin level jaundice in a new born?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Bilirubin levels are interpreted in context with other factors such as age, previous therapy, bilirubin level trends, response to therapy and other conditions such as organ disease, immunological issues (ABO incompatability), hemolysis, etc. Please provide more specific information for a more complete answer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice?

Jaundice: It depends upon the age of the newborn, whether the baby is breastfed or not, what type of bilirubin is elevated (direct or indirect) and what the level is. Neonatal jaundice can be a very common occurrence or one that signifies other things. Please clarify. ...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


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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more