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Doctor insights on: Normal Bilirubin Level In Blood

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I take testcypimate i've had blood work and my t count was high as well as my bilirubin level 1.8. Everything else was normal, should I be concered?

I take testcypimate i've had blood work and my t count was high as well as my bilirubin level 1.8. Everything else was normal, should I be concered?

Needs follow up: Your testesterone replacement should not get your serum level higher than about 1000 (depending on the lab). It can cause some liver issues that could increase your bilirubin so this does need to be addressed by your doctor, but i would assume cutting back on the replacement will get both things back in range. ...Read more

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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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%?

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

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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

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Is a urea blood test reading of 4.4 normal and a total bilirubin level of 12 normal in a mcrc pt?

Is a urea blood test reading of 4.4 normal and a total bilirubin level of 12 normal in a mcrc pt?

Bil is too high: Look up the reference values for those tests in your lab report. The blood urea nitrogen of 4.4 is probably normal while a bil of 12 is very high which may indicate liver disease or hemolytic anemia depending on other test result details that you haven't included ...Read more

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I have a bilirubin level of 31.7 umol/L & my liver US showed fat build up.all other blood levels are within normal range. BMI is 21. Any huge concern?

Elevation of bilirub: Isolated in a young man can be due to Gilberts disease which is a benign congenital condition with defect in the glucorindation of bilirubin. However the etiology of the fatty liver is unclear. I guess a GI specialist will help since your BMI is normal ...Read more

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Can I be diagnosed with Gilbert's syndrome only based on my blood bilirubin levels although my 1& 2 UGT1A1 gene analysis came normal (no mutations)?

Can I be diagnosed with Gilbert's syndrome only based on my blood bilirubin levels although my 1& 2 UGT1A1 gene analysis came normal (no mutations)?

PossibleOtherVariant: Although your 1&2 UGT1A1 Gene analysis is normal.This variant account for 50%of alleles in many populations.However several allallelic polymorphic variants of this region occur.The most common of which results from adding another dinucleotide repeat TA to the promotor region resulting in A(TA7)AA .So there are other variants in people from south east asia,East Asians and pacific islanders ...Read more

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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: No, hyperbilirubinemia does not, in and by itself, cause fever. Hepatitis may cause fever, or any other inflammatory process. ...Read more

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I have elevated CRP and C4 levels. C3 is normal. Last two blood work-ups also revealed slightly elevated bilirubin levels. What could this indicate?

Non-specific: Interpreting blood work can be a very tricky proposition. Each lab values needs to be interpreted within clinical context and in association with other blood tests. Elevated CRP can sometimes be normal, other times it is a marker of inflammation. Elevated bilirubin may also be normal but sometimes can be indicative of blood or gallbladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?

Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?

Normal: It is very important to know why these were drawn in what sounds to be an otherwise healthy 19 year old. Did you expect to find something wrong? ...Read more

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Why does strenuous exercise lead to elevated bilirubin level in blood?

Why does strenuous exercise lead to elevated bilirubin level in blood?

Hemolysis: Very strenuous exercise that involves pavement-pounding can destroy enough red blood cells that the bilirubin and reticulocyte counts go up. As a pathologist, i'm always reminding folks to look at the person, not the numbers. If your bilirubin's up and it's not jogger's hemolysis or gilbert's, try to find the cause with your physician's help. ...Read more

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What do your bilirubin levels in the blood indicate about your health?

Nothing if normal: If indirect bilirubin is up, one might be breaking down red cells fast, or Gilbert's is a mild illness in which jaundice is a bit worse if you miss a few meals. If direct bilirubin is up, bile's blocked physically or perhaps by meds or a metabolic kink. If both are up, perhaps the liver cells have been damaged. Variations within the healthy range are meaningless. ...Read more

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What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood?

What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood?

Depends: This depends on the cause, level, & type of elevated bilirubin (conjugated vs unconjugated). There are many causes of high bilirubin levels, some of which are relatively benign, and some that may be serious. In some cases, high bilirubin may cause yellowing of the skin/eyes or increased risk for gallstones. In newborns, a significantly high bilirubin is dangerous due to the risk of brain damage. ...Read more

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Bilirubin level was 1.1 during blood count, is that too high?

Bilirubin level was 1.1 during  blood count, is that too high?

Not Usually: For many labs that value is normal, or close to normal. However, even when high, isolated elevated bilirubin (no other liver labs are high) is usually due to a condition known as gilbert's syndrome, and is not worrisome. You may find other family members have this as well, as it is genetic. ...Read more

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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

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How often does the body produce bilirubin? would getting blood taken out two weeks before a blood test alter my level of it?

All the time: What are you asking? Do you have an elevated bilirubin as a sole finding? The often is normal for you as a person, you may have Gilbert's. Please let us know what is happening with you and what you really want and how we can help. ...Read more

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Few years ago I felt in a blood test report that the bilirubin was slightly above the normal range. In a latest test it is 1.9 mg/dl. Pls comment.

Few years ago I felt in a blood test report that the bilirubin was slightly above the normal range. In a latest test it is 1.9 mg/dl. Pls comment.

I'm not worried: Several percent of humankind have Gilbert's, a non-disease with somewhat elevated bilirubin. If you've skipped a few meals in a row and noticed your eyes got a bit yellow when viewed in sunlight, that's you. Or you might be tearing up red blood cells from a mild hemoglobin problem or from exercise. If you seem healthy otherwise, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What do high levels of bilirubin in the blood stream result in?

Depends: High bilirubin can be due to various type of diseases, including liver diseases, blood disorders. I am not sure whether your other liver tests are normal or not. If you have this for long time, you should seek medical attention. Transient minimal or mild high bilirubin can be benign also. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high levels of bilirubin in the blood stream result in?

Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If there's other abnormal liver labs, get a proper workup. Gilbert's non-disease features elevated indirect bilriubin for life. Drugs can cause cholestasis, and hemolysis (even from running a lot) can cause elevated indirect bilirubin. Your physician can do the workup. ...Read more

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AST levels in my blood are @ 61(+18 ULN), and ALT is @ 90 (+42) Vit D @ 5.4 (-24.6 ULN). GTP is @ 90 (+17 ULN) Bilirubin 0.6. What is wrong with me?

AST levels in my blood are @ 61(+18 ULN), and ALT is @ 90 (+42) Vit D @ 5.4 (-24.6 ULN). GTP is @ 90 (+17 ULN) Bilirubin 0.6. What is wrong with me?

More information: Is needed to help you make sense of these lab findings. Someone ordered these tests for some reason. Either follow up with the Doctor that ordered the tests or consider using HealthTap's consultative service where you can speak with a doctor about what you are experiencing and scan in copies of your lab report. Best of luck, either way you go, you'll get some answers that will help. ...Read more

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Can donating blood lower someone's bilirubin level?

Not significantly: And if you are having a liver problem or otherwise to have an elevated bilirubin, not best time to donate blood--as recipients are generally very ill. ...Read more

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He recently had a blood test come back with a 3.3 mg/dL bilirubin level. What can he do to bring this down?

Find the cause: Lab values are guides, not something to be treated by themselves. You may simply have Gilbert's, or a mild hemoglobinopathy or other cause of hemolysis, or be taking a medicine that's caused cholestasis. Or this may be a warning of a serious health problem. ...Read more

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My urine has a greenish tint to it, but my bilirubin numbers are within normal range after a blood test. What could this be?

Mess: Some vitamins and other mess, and some food coloring agents, will do this. If you feel well, do not worry. ...Read more

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Can bilirubin from a donors blood affect the recipient, since checking for bilirubin levels is not part of the criteria for donation?

Sort of: The transfusion of blood causes some collateral damage to at least some of the rbcs. Red cell damage/destruction produces an elevation in bilirubin. Not "from the donor" in a pure sense. ...Read more

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Can bilirubin from a donors blood affect the recipient since checking for bilirubin levels is not part of the criteria for donation ?

Can bilirubin from a donors blood affect the recipient since checking for bilirubin levels is not part of the criteria for donation
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Not tested: Bilirubin is normal in every person and should not affect the recipient of blood transfusions. Bilirubin levels may be elevated due to underlying disease process, in which case the potential donor should have signs and symptoms making him or her ineligible for donation during the medical screen and physical exam before donation. ...Read more

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My bilirubin 1.4 I don't drink . What can cause it ? Is it considered concerning ? The rest of blood is Normal, I retake the blood on couple of weeks.

Gilbert's?: If this is mostly indirect / unconjugated bilirubin, you may be one of the 1-2% of folks with Gilbert's non-disease. It's not worth a workup though it can be done. If you've noticed in the past that the whites of your eyes turn slightly yellow if you go a few days without eating, consider the diagnosis clinched. Your physician should be familiar with this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin blood level was 3.0. What does this mean? Is it just gilbert's or possibly something worse?

Not enough info: Need to look at the whole picture. Is this acute or chronic? Are your other liver enzymes elevated? Is your bilirubin primarily indirect or direct? Indirect would be consistent with gilbert's. ...Read more

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Sir, my blood test result. Hb -14.0 TLC-8900 DLC- 58-35 06-01 ESR-20mm/hr Bilirubin- 0.66,0.21,0.45 mg/dl. Is the results normal?

Yes: 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, your results are normal.
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The bilirubin level in my blood is very high and Ive been referred for an ultrasound. But I had my gallbladder romoved years ago. Any connection?

The bilirubin level in my blood is very high and Ive been referred for an ultrasound. But I had my gallbladder romoved years ago. Any connection?

Ultrasound will: ...check the liver, the biliary tree, and the pancreas--pathology in any or all of these structures may cause hyperbilirubinemia even in the absence of a gallbladder. ...Read more