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My new born baby (10 Days) have bilirubin level in 19.4. Is it normal?

My new born baby (10 Days) have bilirubin level in 19.4. Is it normal?

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

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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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What is a high bilirubin level in a newborn?

What is a high bilirubin level in a newborn?

See below: Bilirubin levels in full term, healthy newborns that may require treatment
serum bilirubin levels age of baby
above 10 mg less than 24 hours old
above 15 mg 24-48 hours old
above 18 mg 49-72 hours old
above 20 mg older than 72 hours
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If bilirubin is 10 on newborn is it ok or not?

Very common: After the cord is clamped, babies body must begin doing the clean up work of metabolism without mom's help via the placenta.Bilirubin is generated by red cell recycling & 1/3 or more infants will be visably jaundiced by day 3-4. A level of 10 at birth or @1d would be excessive, but by day 2-3 would be common. Depending on babies other risk factors (premi, sick), this would require no special rx. ...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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What is the definition or description of: total and direct neonatal bilirubin?

Causes jaundice: Bilirubin is a breakdown product of heme (found in red blood cells) metabolism. It consists of both direct (water soluble) and indirect (water insoluble) forms. In a newborn, most of the bilirubin is in the indirect form. If the level gets high, it causes neonatal jaundice. See your pediatrician if your newborn looks yellow (jaundiced) or you have concerns. ...Read more

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My newborn is 2 days old, upon birth her bilirubin was a 2, it increased to a 5, and today it is an 11. How concerned should I be?

My newborn is 2 days old, upon birth her bilirubin was a 2, it increased to a 5, and today it is an 11. How concerned should I be?

Sounds pretty normal: When the cord is clamped, baby looses mom's help cleansing it's blood & that shows up as some expected increase in the bilirubin level in the first few days. It commonly peaks around day 3-4 & declines as the babies system speeds the process. I take notice for levels above 12-14 at 2 days but consider a 11 pretty normal. I don't hold a discharge at that level. ...Read more

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Helow sir my newborn baby before 36 hours it is no drink milk and its bilirubin total 8.5 bilirubin direct 1.1 bilirubin indirect 7.4 this report?

Helow sir my newborn baby before 36 hours it is no drink milk and its bilirubin total 8.5 bilirubin direct 1.1 bilirubin indirect 7.4 this report?

All babies drink: Question is unclear. All new babies drink breast milk... unless there is a "bigger problem, " such as prematurity, infection (sepsis), breathing problems, etc... The "bigger problem" usually becomes the worry, not the milk-drinking. The pediatrician can help explain any medical issues. Regarding lab results... numbers are just numbers, without much meaning unless a doctor can see the whole picture. ...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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My newborn grandson has bilirubin of 11 from 8 also had cephaluc hematoma. He is a big baby 9'12 and 20 inches. Is there any thing to watch for?

Common lever@ 2-3d: Bilirubin levels of that order are common & unimportant at day 2-3. The cephalhematoma can boost the level & it sounds like they are already watching things. Some kids handle the metabolic work & rid themselves of this temporary buildup & some need photo-therapy lights or other treatments. Monitoring & treatment as needed prevents jaundice from becoming a problem. ...Read more

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Newborn jaundice day 10 bilirubin total 11.31mg/dl & bilirubin direct 0.43mg/dl day 20 bilirubin total 5.6 & bilirubin direct 1.0 should I b worried?

More testing needed.: Probably nothing however the direct component of the bilirubin is rising. It sounds like your pediatrician is following this. But if baby is healthy likely ok. Premature infants should be followed more closely? ...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 is a normal bilirubin level?

1.5 or less: Normal is generally less than 1.5. Every lab is different and normal highs may range from 1 to 1.8. ...Read more

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Bilirubin 1.6, all other lft normal, normal reticulyte. I have retested 5x over 9 months. All lft normal, bilirubin has fluctuated?

Stop Testing: What is your concern? You are not unwell and do not have any condition warranting such worry or the expense of so many unnecessary tests. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 1.3, is this normal?

My total bilirubin is 1.3, is this normal?

Yes: This is actually within the reference range for most labs, and these are set so that a fair number of healthy folks fall outside. ...Read more

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Bilirubin 1.6, all other lft normal, normal reticulyte. My dr said gilbert's.. Do you agree?

I'll bet so: I'm trusting this is indirect bilirubin. One way to be sure is to think back -- if there's ever been a time when you were sick and didn't eat for a few days, or did a religious fast for a few days, Gilbert folks get a bit jaundiced. It's a non-problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is my total bilirubin and albumin above normal?

Why is my total bilirubin and albumin above normal?

Big picture: It may be dumb luck. With reference ranges set arbitrarily to put a few percent of healthy folks outside at either end, a majority of people fall outside on a few of the routine tests. If you feel well, a high albumin may simply mean you're a bit dry, perhaps from sweating. Several percent of healthies have Gilbert's non-disease with high indirect bilirubin. Ask your physicain. ...Read more

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Is a low level of bilirubin in urine normal or not?

Normal: Low level of bilirubin in blood or urine is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my total bilirubin and albumin levels are above normal?

What does it mean if my total bilirubin and albumin levels are above normal?

Need more data: What are the actual levels? What are the results of other tests? Lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context of history, physical findings and results of laboratory and imaging studies. ...Read more

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1.4 then 1.8 bilirubin, the rest is normal. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs. Help!!!

Chk liver: You need a complete evaluation of your blood and ypur liver.
you need to be examined by a physician ...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