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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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My total bilirubin is 1.1 mg/dl. My eyes and skin are slightly yellowish and i mostly have slight hepatitis b. What should I do

My total bilirubin is 1.1 mg/dl. My eyes and skin are slightly yellowish and i mostly have slight hepatitis b. What should I do

Hepatitis B: First you should verify you have hepatitis b. 80% of hepatitis b infections clear and cause no long term damage. You are of an age that you should have been vaccinated for hepatitis b as a child. These vaccines started in 1984 for all american pediatric patients. If you do have the chronic active infection then there are medications that can fully suppress the hepatitis virus. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin 1.9 mg/dl, Alk Phosphatase 123 U/L, SGPT (ALT) 49 U/L, SGOT(AST) 46U/L. Hepatitis B & C negative. Slightly yellow eyes,?

Total bilirubin 1.9 mg/dl, Alk Phosphatase 123 U/L, SGPT (ALT) 49 U/L, SGOT(AST) 46U/L. Hepatitis B & C negative. Slightly yellow eyes,?

Look for cause: The workup needs to continue. You've got hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, medication allergy or some other treatable illness until proved otherwise. If you are taking any medications, even 'natural' / 'herbal' / 'traditional', stop them now. This is serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Normal sgpt, sgot, bilirubin count .I hve hepatitis b.But still my symptoms like nausea, abdomen discomfort perceivs .Why?Shud i need medications.

Normal sgpt, sgot, bilirubin count .I hve hepatitis b.But still my symptoms like nausea, abdomen discomfort perceivs .Why?Shud i need medications.

HepB NOT likely caus: You may have ibs, a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific/unique organic pathology/disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times.. If u r concerned, consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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My blood test results: total bilirubin: 1.41 h ast: 40 h alt: 100 h total alk phosphatase: 43 l serum total protein: 7.1 e.R. Said hepatitis?

My blood test results:
total bilirubin: 1.41 h
ast: 40 h
alt: 100 h
total alk phosphatase: 43 l
serum total protein: 7.1

e.R. Said hepatitis?

Let's try this...: I have only a little bit of the story you've shared. Perhaps it's time to see whether the ast and alt get back to normal after two weeks off alcohol and any not-totally-necessary meds you may be taking. If so, this is the start of a healthier life after alcohol. If not, the workup for virus infections, iron overload, wilson's, autoimmunity & need for exercise can begin. Good luck. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 3.5 mg% in which, Direct: 1.5 mg% Indirect: 2.0 mg% My final diagnosis is: ACUTE VIRAL HEPATITIS what should i do??

My total bilirubin is 3.5 mg% in which,
Direct: 1.5 mg%
Indirect: 2.0 mg%
My final diagnosis is: ACUTE VIRAL HEPATITIS
what should i do??

Mild elevation: This is a mild elevation of the bilirubin. If you have acute viral hepatitis you should follow the advice of your local doctor as treatment needs to be tailored to your situation and your local resources. ...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


Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more