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
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
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.
Recently had blood work; liver panel all good with elevated bilirubin should I be worried?
Protein total 7.2
Alb/Glo Ratio 1.8
Bilirubin total 1.7 / direct 0.2 / indirect 1.5
Alk Phos 57
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.
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.
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