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High Bilirubin Count, Please Answer

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I recently had a routine bloodtest done and I was told that I had a high biliruben count for my liver, and i'm seeing a doctor in a few weeks. How is it usually treated, (is there any surgery involved) and could this mean anything more serious. Thank you
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replied April 22nd, 2006
Re: High Bilirubin Count, Please Answer
dragoncheese wrote:
i recently had a routine bloodtest done and I was told that I had a high biliruben count for my liver, and i'm seeing a doctor in a few weeks. How is it usually treated, (is there any surgery involved) and could this mean anything more serious. Thank you
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replied May 5th, 2006
We have the same problem-did you find out why the levels are high?
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replied July 22nd, 2006
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I have the same problem.. My level was 2.4 but my liver panel was fine..
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replied July 2nd, 2007
Sometimes High bilirubin counts w/o other abnormal liver tests may be Gilbert Syndrome, a genetic condition that does not cause any complication. Me, actually I have this, and my Dr told me that is nothing to worry about.
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replied August 13th, 2007
High Bilirubin
do u guys have any itching associated with this?
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replied November 1st, 2007
Liver Panel Norm With Elevated Bilirubin
Recently had blood work; liver panel all good with elevated bilirubin should I be worried?
Protein total 7.2
Albumin 4.6
Globulin 2.6
Alb/Glo Ratio 1.8
Bilirubin total 1.7 / direct 0.2 / indirect 1.5
Alk Phos 57
AST 16
ALT 22

Thanks for your answer...
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replied November 26th, 2007
Bilirubin is jaundice isnt it?

mines is sittin at 58 just now, think the normal count is round about 20, im on prednisolone steroids to help my liver which is causing the jaundice
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replied November 26th, 2007
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Yes, a high Bilirubin count can cause jaundice. Back in the 80s I contrated Type A and was yellow for weeks. Doc said mine was the highest he had seem in a long time. I even had to go through the back door of the office for my lab tests every week. Depends on how bad you are if your liver will be damaged or not. Best bet is to follow your doctors orders to a "T". And stay on whever diet he has you on. Usually low fat. Just do whatever he says to do.

Carrie
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replied November 26th, 2007
I WAS BRIGHT YELLOW FOR MONTHS, EYES WERE YELLOW ASWELL, DOC SAYS MY JAUNDICE LEVEL WAS JUST OVER 600.
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replied December 31st, 2009
my bilirubin level is 3.9 mg/dl how dangerous is it... what is the danger level mark.
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replied February 3rd, 2010
my total bilirubin result was 1.6 the ranges on my lab was 0.1-1.2 should i be worried.
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replied March 16th, 2010
mine is also high around 1.5 two weeks ago and 1.5 3 years ago my doctor said some peoples bili goes up from fasting so im waiting on my nonfastins results now
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replied February 15th, 2011
When your bilirubin is increased, it usually means that there is a problem in your liver or your red blood cells are being destroyed too quickly. When bilirubin is greatly elevated, then a person may appear jaundiced (yellow) in their skin and in the whites of their eyes (sclerae). If determined by doctor that it doesn't cause by Gilbert Syndrome then other test should be conducted to make sure it's nothing to do wit the liver malfunction.
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replied April 23rd, 2011
High Bilirubin w no Hepatitis symptoms
Mine Is 3.5 and I have had multiple tests done. assuming it might be just the genetic thing were hopefully there is nothing further to be done or wrong w my liver. I have no yellowing or any symptoms of Hepatitis if any I am fatigued and have muscle soreness. but I work long hours and am a frequent gym goer. I am seeing a specialist to be sure and will repost any further information if it can be helpful
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