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What's the best treatment for high bilirubin levels?

What's the best treatment for high bilirubin levels?

UV light: Generally, this is a problem with newborns, where they have high bilirubin. In this setting, they are exposed to uv light to decrease it. ...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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Have dj syndrome. What is the treatment/medicine for high bilirubin level of more than 25 with itching, pale stool, yellow urine n eyes, low appetite?

Have dj syndrome. What is the treatment/medicine for high bilirubin level of more than 25 with itching, pale stool, yellow urine n eyes, low appetite?

Needs evaluation: Dubin johnson syndrome causes a direct hyperbilirubinemia that is benign. A bilirubin of 25 with itching and fatigue raise concern for obstructive jaundice, and this needs to be differentiated and treated appropriately. Djs in and of itself does not require medical therapy. See a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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High bilirubin of 237 but lower enzymes, gallbladder stones & was on TB medication earlier but not anymore. Age57 what is the treatment? How to reduce

Sorry....: Billirubin can not be 237. If 23.7......the cause may be INH ( TB med ) induced liver damage. Need to see PMD.....for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Treatment for adult with  bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Stop Alcohol/nutriti: There is no way to predict how high the bilirubin can go, it may go higher if you keep drinking first step is to stop drinkin second is proper nutrition naltrexone or acamprostate may be prescribed in some cases in late stage with cirrhosis liver transplant nothing will work if one keeps drinking, will lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in time. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for an adult having bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Medical first: Recommend detoxification & stabilization of your medical condition. Do you have an addiction medicine specialist treating you? Alcoholics anonymous is a 12 step program that is the back bone for sobriety programs for most. Inpatient rehabiltation programs can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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My daughter bilirubin is 13.65 on 10 day of delivery..Is there anything to worry or it is normal? Any treatment to be given?

My daughter bilirubin is 13.65 on 10 day of delivery..Is there anything to worry or it is normal?  Any treatment to be given?

Day 10: A bilirubin of this level on day 10 of life by itself is not dangerous. If the cause is also benign, ie elevated bilirubin related to breast feeding or a similar cause, then all should be fine. Continue to monitor the level until it is a normal number. Your doctor can graph these results. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My bilirubin is normal but my eyes colour is yellowist you tell me treatment my eyes and em treatment in home......... ?

My bilirubin is normal but my eyes colour is yellowist you tell me treatment my eyes and em treatment in home......... ?

Yellowish eyes: If you have normal liver function, then the yellowish tint may be normal for you. The color of an individual's white of the eye can vary. Staying hydrated and using occasional get-the-red-out drops may be helpful. If not, i would just ignore it. If it worsens, you should go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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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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My brother has 3.5 bilirubin in his blood, is he suffering from jaundice? Is it something to worry abt, what is best treatment? Any food restrictions?

It depends: By definition, jaundice means yellow skin or eyes caused by elevated bilirubin. It generally requires a bilirubin of at least 3 to be noticed. The potential causes are numerous. More information regarding the other liver tests is needed in order to expand on the potential diagnoses. ...Read more

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My bilirubin is 3.5, sgot is 60, sgpt 120. What is best treatment? Any food restrictions? I had yellow eyes now looks normal color

My bilirubin is 3.5, sgot is 60, sgpt 120.  What is best treatment? Any food restrictions? I had yellow eyes now looks normal color

Check with doc,RD: Can't tell here. Depends on cause of your problem. Could be due to infection (typically viral), toxic reaction to meds, immune, inflammatory, bile obstruction due to stone, tumor, etc also depends on what levels were at their worst (if this is improvement). Dietician can be helpful.. ...Read more

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Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option?

Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option?

Liver cancer: Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option? ANS: Please discuss with your Dr. We cannot give good advice without seeing you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is considered to be a high bilirubin level?

See below: In an adult a level above 1.0 mg would be considered high. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bilirubin/my00094/dsection=results. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

More than 2mg/dl: This number has to be carefully interpreted in the context of other liver tests, clinical context and medical history. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of having high bilirubin levels?

Cause of lesion: Some people have slightly elevated bilirubin, less than 5.0 mg/dL and are none the worse for it. It depends more on why your bilirubin is elevated rather than the level per se. The reasons can be hemolytic anemia, hepatitis, gall stones, cirrhosis and some cancers. ...Read more

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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 good luck. ...Read more

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Can a high total bilirubin level of 3.0 kill you?

Can a high total bilirubin level of 3.0 kill you?

Usually not: The most common cause is gilberts syndrome a genetic syndrome where a specific liver enzyme it missing. Patients with this syndrome can have elvated bilirubins when fasting or stressed. They live a normal lifespan and the elevated bilirubin may be protective. There are other causes of elevated bilirubin like gallstones, but you probably should check with your doctor. ...Read more