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Normal Bilirubin Levels In Infants Chart
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
High: This is above what is expected but not necessarily dangerous. I would want to run a few blood tests. Breast feeding and mild dehydration can elevate these numbers. If the initial screening tests were OK, I would want to watch the level closely over the next several days. The need for any other therapies would be dependent on the screening tests. ...Read more
High: Normal values for labs are slightly different but usually normal total bilirubin levels are 0.5 to 2.0 mg/dl. Check the units of measure too. If your lab is using other than mg/dl then 10 may be normal. It is always best to check the normal values for the lab that has run your test. If you call them or your doctor's office they should be able to tell you definitively if your lab is abnormal. ...Read more
Lab tests can be tricky! Is it 21μmol/l? Or maybe its 2.1? Or in mmol? (sometimes it can feel like high school physics again with all the unit conversions ;))
the bilirubin level might be elevated, especially if you have a reason (like a recent bruise, hepatitis, or gallstones). If you have concerns, talk to your doc! ...Read more
High bilirubin: It's hard to say exactly without more information. There are two kinds of bilirubin measured, conjugated and unconjugated. Bilirubin is made in the body and broken down (conjugated) in the liver. Knowing which type is elevated help figure out if you're making too much or not eliminating fast enough. There are diseases (Gilbert's disease) that cause mild elevations that are not a problem. ...Read more
Yes: All of these values are in the normal range. ...Read more
Total Bilirubin level was 1.36 mg/dl one week back. Taking sylabon70 for a week. Now the level is 0.57. Can I stop the medication. Is the drop normal?
Stop it: You should not have been given the stuff In the first place. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. These values fluctuate. A slightly high value is no danger, just something for which, if persistent, an explanation should be sought. ...Read more
My bilirubin levels are high:total 3.98 umol/l, direct 1.77 umol/l, indirect 2.21 umol/l. All 3 are the diff from normal lvls. What do they mean?
As above: I do 't want to scare u, therefore try to discuss this with u pcp. ...Read more
My bilirubin level is slightly higher than normal. Does it affects my mood? What food should I eat or avoid eating to make it normal level? Thank you
Can Lipitor 10 mg 3x a week increase bilirubin level. When stop taking Lipitor bilirubin level is within normal range?
Unusual: In medicine we never say "impossible." Typically, statins don't raise bilirubin. Yes for SGOT, SGPT, and CPK in the susceptible. The key is to do "provocation." Go on the medicine and see a rise, go off the medicine & see a fall, go back on/see a rise again, go back off & see the fall again. At the same time the above tests should also be ordered. I am available for consultation. HRS, MD ...Read more
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
Can a total bilirubin level of 4.5 make someone have a change in mental status even with normal liver functioning?
Bilirubin: This answer would depend upon the underlying cause of the bilirubin elevation. It is certainly possible with cirrhosis and liver failure to have altered mental status. If there is an infection such as cholangitis (bile duct infection) it is also possible to have altered mental status. If it is due to a condition such as gilbert's syndrome then it is less likely. ...Read more
My bilirubin level is 2.1 and other leaver test is normal also the ultrasound is normal. So why bilirubin is at 2.1?
Probably Gilbert's: Gilbert’s syndrome is due to deficiency of an enzyme that helps to excrete bilirubin, so the indirect bilirubin is usually elevated, without increases in alkaline phosphatase. Patients with gilbert’s syndrome are prone to develop higher bili levels from time to time. The risk increases with fasting, dehydration, repeated and profuse vomiting, infections, exertion and stress and after a surgery. ...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
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.
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
What would make bilirubin levels in adults go from 1.2 then 1.5 then down to 1.0? Is this normal gallbladder was ok on ultrasound. What could it be?
Bilirubin: All readings look within the normal range. ...Read more
What Cholestrol lowering drugs which do not affect liver. Even taking 5 mg alternate day my bilirubin level goes up by 1 point from the normal range?
Non statin drugs:
The "statin" drugs will all be metabolized in a similar way in the liver. Drugs like ezetimibe will be possible alternatives but have less robust data with respect to preventing cardiovascular events.
If you are on cholesterol medication at the age of 17, you may have FH and as such could also be a candidate for PCSK9 inhibitors. I'd discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
My frnd is suffering from typhoid, also his bilirubin level is high from normal, I just wanted to know which medicine should he take for these symptoms?
See your doctor: You should make an accurate diagnosis with blood and/or culture results. They will help your doctor decide which is the correct medicine to prescribe. ...Read more
What would happen if I took birth c. pills with my high bilirubin caused because I was a premature baby? I have no symptoms just high levels of it.
Probably nothing: BC pills just mimic hormones normally found in the body to trick your body into believing you are pregnant and prevent egg release. You likely have a bilirubin transport defect, not an issue from prematurity. Since the meds would have an effect similar to those that occur naturally, it is unlikely to cause problems. Your doc could monitor your levels to be sure. ...Read more
I am 37 yrs. Drinking alcahol up to 2 yr before, my liver condition is grade1 fatty liver, bilirubin level 1.7 to2 for the last 2 yr other test normal?
Get a consult: Two years after ending alcohol abuse, without cirrhosis, the fatty liver and elevated bilirubin are not due to your alcohol abuse. I'm glad you stopped. Your fatty liver may be due to anything from hepatitis c to non-alcoholic fatty liver; the bilirubin may simply be gilbert's. Normal transaminases speak against serious illness. Demand answers from your physicians. ...Read more
Is a urea blood test reading of 4.4 normal and a total bilirubin level of 12 normal in a mcrc pt?
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