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Bilirubin direct and indirect fluctuate (indirect 1.2, direct 0.1, total 1.3...Another test: indirect 0.43, direct 0.54, total 0.97), lfts normal.

Bilirubin direct and indirect fluctuate (indirect 1.2, direct 0.1, total 1.3...Another test: indirect 0.43, direct 0.54, total 0.97), lfts normal.

Might be Gilbert's: A relatively large portion of the population has something called gilbert's, which is completely harmless, and causes elevated indirect bilirubin in times of stress or illness. If you are completely healthy and just have an elevated indirect bilirubin from time to time, it is almost certainly gilbert's. Ask your doctor what he/she thinks. ...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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Why does the globulin, bilirubin and albumin fluctuate. Sometimes goes up and sometimes down every month. It is always not normal though. Pl advice?

Why does the globulin, bilirubin and albumin fluctuate. Sometimes goes up and sometimes down every month. It is always not normal though. Pl advice?

Expected: Variation in blood tests across all parameters is expected. Part of it may be related to your level of hydration at the time of the blood draw, part is related to subtle variation of the machines running the tests, part is expected as your body's physiologic processes never run at exactly the same rates all the time, part may be related to different environmental exposures you have. ...Read more

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Cirohsis, bilirubin 4.2, heart EF 20-25%, brain stroke, left side weak, BP is very low, stable with saline sol. Pulse fluctuating. Pl advice?

Severe illness: This is multiorgan failure, and the outlook is not great, but the only way to assess this is to be the doctor in charge of managing the patient. In addition to determining the therapy there should be discussions on end of life decision making. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Very little fat?: You shouldn't have fat in your liver, period. This isn't thyroid disease; everybody's levels fluctuate. If you drink alcohol, you need to stop for a few weeks and get rechecked -- this could be your wake-up call. You'll need hepatitis b and c, medication effect, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and wilson's ruled out. If you do have non-alcoholic fatty liver, aerobic fitness is a key. ...Read more

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Is 1.3 bilirubin normal?

Bilirubin: I would say it is within normal limits even though it may be slightly above the lab range for normal. ...Read more

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Is bilirubin of 12 normal?

No: That is high unless it is measured in different units than typical. Should correspond to skin changes. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin?

What causes high bilirubin?

Liver disease: Obstruction of the biliary tract
rbc destruction
drug

and others. ...Read more

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How accurate are bilirubin tests?

Very: Bilirubin tests are very accurate in measuring the level of bilirubin. An elevated bilirubin does not always necessarily indicated a severe disease and the bilirubin can be elevated for a number of reasons. ...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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Is 2.1 bilirubin level dangerous?

Depends: Your total bilirubin level is just above the upper limit of normal for most labs, but in isolation, it doesn't help in finding its root cause or knowing its significance. Advise talking to your doctor about all your lab results. ...Read more

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What count is normal for bilirubin?

0 to 1 by our lab: Depends slightly on lab used. Our lab uses 0.0 to 1.0 fmg/dl or total bilirubin and 0.0 to 0.3 for direct bilirubin. Direct/conjugated bilirubin can be elevated in liver/biliary system disease, and indirect/unconjugated bilirubin can go high with hemolysis (break-up of red blood cells in blood stream), can be a harmless inherited condition (eg gilbert's), and has various other causes. ...Read more

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Is high bilirubin always dangerous?

Depends: It depends on the age of the patient and the level of the jaundice. Jaundice in adults is not as dangerous in that the bilirubin (which causes the jaundice) is not damaging, but it can indicate a condition that is (liver failure.) in babies, a high level of bilirubin can lead to a condition where the bilirubin gets into the brain and causes permanent damage to the developing brain cells. ...Read more

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What causes low bilirubin in adults?

What causes low bilirubin in adults?

Don't worry: The lab's reference range is set up so that a few percent of healthy people's values lie below the bottom. Especially if you are not obviously sick, this means nothing. ...Read more

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How to lower bilirubin in adult male?

How to lower bilirubin in adult male?

Check with your doc: This may be a serious problem. Have it checked by your doc. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstruction of a bile duct.) These two sources are distinguishable in blood (bound vs. Unbound.) Get more information and correlation of type of bili to be sure. ...Read more

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What causes the bilirubin to build up?

Three mechanisms: High bilirubin that is almost all unconjugated means hemolysis (tearing up red cells too fast) or gilbert's non-disease. If it is mostly conjugated, the bile ducts are obstructed, perhaps by a stone or tumor. If both are way up, probably the liver cells are being damaged. ...Read more

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What happened if bilirubin total is 1.55?

What happened if bilirubin total is 1.55?

It depends: An isolated lab test is not possible to interpret without the reasons why the test was obtained and the symptoms you are experiencing. Speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have hemolysis from illness or extreme athletics run a high bilirubin that's well tolerated. Liver disease and bile duct obstruction are likely to raise bile salts and the jaundice is thus more unpleasant. ...Read more

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What should normal bilirubin be in adults?

Reference range: Most health adults have bilirubin at or below about 1.4 mg/dl with some variability from lab to lab. Remember that the reference range is not the healthy, "normal" or even "desirable" range. Several percent of humankind of gilbert's non-disease with somewhat higher bilirubins; treating this will simply make you sick. Talk with your physician about any concerns. ...Read more

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What does a low bilirubin total level mean?

Nothing: The "normal limits" are set so that a few percent of normal folks fall outside. A low total bilirubin is never a problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

Find cause: Especially if it's indirect, you may just have gilbert's non-disease. Otherwise, your physician can help you find the cause. You may be tearing up red cells fast, taking a medication that slows bile excretion, or have something more ominous. ...Read more

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5days old and bilirubin at16.8 is this bad?

5days old and bilirubin at16.8 is this bad?

Bilirubin elevation: With a bilirubin at 16.8 he should be put under the bili lights unless you are breast feeding. ...Read more

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What is a normal bilirubin level typically?

below 5mg/dL: Any level below 5mg/dl is considered normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal if your bilirubin level is 6.4?

Is it normal if your bilirubin level is 6.4?

Usually not: A bilirubin of 6.4 elevated and is abnormal in most testing methods. This test should be interpreted with other tests to evaluate liver function and possibly destruction of red blood cells. ...Read more

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What does the bilirubin level of 35 indicate?

What does the bilirubin level of 35 indicate?

Exceptionally high: Bilirubin of 35 is very high and may result from obstructive jaundice. See this site for more information on bilirubin level.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bilirubin/my00094/dsection=results. ...Read more

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When does a bilirubin level become worrisome?

When does a bilirubin level become worrisome?

Depends on the: Clinical context. In an adult al level above 2.0 mg/dl needs to be looked into to establish a cause, though the level by itself is not dangerous. In a five day old infant a level as high as 5 mg/dl would not be a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Is a bilirubin level of 8 dangerous in adults?

Yes: Bilirubin of 8 suggests obstruction to bile flow, severe hepatitis, late cirrhosis or some metabolic anomaly. ...Read more

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Do athletes usually have high bilirubin level?

Do athletes usually have high bilirubin level?

No: A few percent of people have gilbert's and a lifelong elevated bilirubin as a non-problem. Marathonners may get hemolysis from pavement-pounding with the feet and this may produce a slightly high bilirubin. Don't even pay attention to a bilirubin within a reference range. ...Read more

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What does high bilirubin mean and what damage?

Depending on levels.: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing brain. Level of 14 or more in preterm and 17 in fullterm baby is concerning and needs medical attention. Feed the baby--as much as possible, more feeding, faster resolution of jaundice. Consult and follow up with doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for high bilirubin, but they all come down to the liver either not processing bilirubin properly or the body producing more bilirubin than the liver can process. ...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 does too much bilirubin production signify?

What does too much bilirubin production signify?

Bleeding: Billy in the blood can be a result of breakdown of red blood cells from. Hemolysis or trauma. It can also be a result of gallbladder disease such as a gallstone. It can indicate liver dysfunction. ...Read more

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My bilirubin total is 6.89mg/dl what should I do?

My bilirubin total is 6.89mg/dl what should I do?

See a doctor: You need further workup starting with a good physical exam. The doc who ordered the test should follow up on it. ...Read more

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Hi My bilirubin level is 2.1 is that dangerous?

Just a number.: In and of itself, the bilirubin level is just a number, and as such your number os not very high. It would be prudent, though, to interpret this value with respect to your other liver enzyme values - LDH, AST, ALT, GGT - as well as perhaps a liver ultrasound. Low value, but hard to interpret on its own. ...Read more

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Ways to get bilirubin down like blue lights, etc?

Newborns: Light therapy is used for newborns who have high bilirubin. Light converts insoluble bilirubin to soluble form that can be excreted in the urine. In the newborn it is a temporary issue. The same does not apply to adults. See this for more info.
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002394.htm ...Read more