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Can hyperbilirubininemia (total bilirubin 76 umol/L) be treated if (1) the cause is unknown and (2) if the cause is known. If there is any treatment then what is it?

Can hyperbilirubininemia (total bilirubin 76 umol/L) be treated if (1) the cause is unknown and (2) if the cause is known.  If there is any treatment then what is it?

Depends: If your hyperbilirubinemia is due to an underlying problem such as cholestasis or liver disease (what are other liver values?), then those should be addressed. Some people have Gilberts which causes elevated bilirubin occasionally with no sequelae. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Total Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin, a product of hemoglobin breakdown, is present in two forms in the human body: unconjugated (indirect bilirubin, insoluble) and conjugated (direct bilirubin, soluble). Unconjugated bilirubin is conjugated in the liver and released into the small intestine in bile, the fluid in the gallbladder. Total bilirubin measures indirect bilirubin plus direct bilirubin; part of ...Read more


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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

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Could you tell me what is the treatment for jaundice if my mothers total bilirubin count is 6.5 mg/dl?

Jaundice: Treatment depends on the cause of the jaundice. I would definitely have your mom checked with a physician to determine the cause of jaundice. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin was elevated at 1.2. All other labs normal. Should I be concerned?!

Total bilirubin was elevated at 1.2.  All other labs normal.  Should I be concerned?!

Need more info.: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test or a consult on HealthTap Prime, If you have the lab results and can upload them. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of an elevated conjugated bilirubin with normal total bilirubin?

Not concerning: As long as your total bilirubin is normal, the proportion of direct to indirect or conjugated to unconjugated bilirubin, is of little significance. It is really only of concern, if the total bilirubin is elevated. ...Read more

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I ahev hypothyroidism and my TSH is elevated to 12 and total bilirubin is 2.1. Are they related?

I ahev hypothyroidism and my TSH is elevated to 12 and total bilirubin is 2.1. Are they related?

Could be: You apparently are not taking replacement thyroid medication. Please see your doctor for evaluation of bilirubin elevation and a prescription and take the medication for about a month or two and then repeat the tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have elevated conjugated bilirubin but normal total bilirubin? And if it is together with high amylase and borderline lipase?

What does it mean to have elevated conjugated bilirubin but normal total bilirubin? And if it is together with high amylase and borderline lipase?

Gallbladder/pancreas: High amylase with increased lipase can indicate pancreatitis. High conjugated bilirubin indicates hepatobiliary disease. You should go see a gastroenterologist with your lab results. ...Read more

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Chronic Elevated Total bilirubin (2.5) direct bilirubin (0.5) and indirect bilirubin (2.0). All other liver enzymes are normal. What causes this??

Sounds serious: Hello again Matt. If your direct bilirubin is actually 0.5 mg/dL now, then this is more than Gilbert's which I understand is diagnosed. If this is not a lab error, then I suspect you have cholestasis too for some reason and you deserve a workup by somebody who's good with liver disease. Actually, the alprazolam / Xanax you're taking occasionally causes this. You might start there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin 2.5 (Elevated), Direct bilirubin 0.5 (Elevated), Indirect bilirubin 2.0 (Elevated) All other liver enzymes normal. What causes this?

Rerun test: 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, you need to re do the tests in non-fasting state. With the exception of elevated direct bilirubin, the findings are consistent with Gilbert syndrome, which is not a disease. See this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904 ...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