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Dear Sir/Madam I was suffering from jaundice in the month of Oct 2011.Bilirubin count at that time was 2.1(Total bilirubun).I got treated & subsequently its level got down upto (1.2 total bilirubin) but in the month of Dec 2o11 its level increased upto(1.7 total bilirubin) I was taking light food(without oil only boiled food ) & avoiding non veg I finally decided to go for Liver Function Test(LFT) which also includes test like SGPT,SGOT .By 31 st Dec 2011 bilirubin count was0.99(total bilirubin).Till now i am taking light food (boiled food ) & avoiding non veg Again i tested on 15 jan2012 bilirubin content was 1.8. Plz give suggestion what should i do & i fear i am suffering frm hepatatis problem.
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replied February 25th, 2017
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Welcome to e health forum.

Your condition is not related to hepatitis, but is most likely physiological elevated levels of bilirubin.

Bilirubin is an excretion product, and levels found in the body reflects the balance between ‎production and excretion. ‎

The normal range of Total serum bilirubin lies in the range of 0.1 - 1.2 mg/ Dl.

But in the determination of any liver conditions, just elevated bilirubin or liver enzymes levels are not significant.

The first sign of liver disease, that is Jaundice (Yellowish discoloration of the sclera of the eyes) due to accumulation of bilirubin, occurs with bilirubin range of 2-3 mg/d. Skin discoloration occurs at much higher levels.

Some general some symptoms of liver disease include nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, ‎indigestion, change in stools, jaundice, itching, etc. ‎In severe conditions with greater liver dysfunction abdominal distension, swelling of the legs, ‎anorexia, lethargy could be evident. ‎

In case you have the above signs and symptoms, then additional tests including Urinalysis for bilirubinuria, Serum albumin, liver enzymes (ALT, AST, ALP, LDH), as well as a liver ultrasound - will be needed to evaluate the level of liver damage.

In case, if you do not have any other signs and symptoms other than the mild elevation of bilirubin levels, then these findings would be insignificant and you need not worry about them.

If you have any doubts or concerns consult your doctor or a hepatologist and seek a proper medical opinion.

I hope this helps.




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