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Normal Bilirubin Levels
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
Is it possible to get itchiness from liver problems even if you don't have jaundice and have normal bilirubin levels?
Very doubtful: I would look for another cause of your generalized itching. Often it's something as simple as being allergic to the detergent with which you wash your clothes. If you do have liver issues as evidenced by elevated liver enzymes, this needs to be worked up, itchiness or no, as this warns of several deadly but treatable diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level normal if all other liver enzyme are normal. No yellowness of skin. How to lower it?
Need investigation: You may wish to repeat the test to make sure the result is correct. Bilirubin of 1.6 is elevated and it can be due to many causes, some harmless and others requiring treatment. You need to see your doctor to rule out conditions that may require treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003479.htm. ...Read more
What are normal total and direct bilirubin levels? Some say for total <1.0, <1.5, or <1.9. My lab used <1.0 and my total was 1.5. Direct was 0.2.
Bilirubin level is 1.4. Rest of bloodwork including liver stuff was normal. Does the raised bilirubin level alone warrant liver ultrasound ?
No: I'd suspect "gilberts syndrome".Get a more detailed answer ›
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