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when i got the result of my blood test i got surprise becouse my Bilirubin count is 1.87 more than normal. is it a dangerous sign? i realy worried. please let me to know the fact.

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replied January 23rd, 2010
Liver Disorders, Hepatitis A,B,C Answer A9431
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know the cause of bilirubinemia.

An increased bilirubin count may appear in several conditions such as hyperbilirubinemia due to enzyme malfunction, liver infection, steatosis hepatis (fatty liver), carcinoma or metastasis in the liver tissue, blockage of the bile release in the bile canals, increased rupture of erythrocytes due to transfusions, hipper production or hemolysis.

According to the data that you described, you may be experiencing bilirubinemia due to one of the reasons listed above. You may consider having a complete blood count, laboratory tests for glucose levels and lipid status and an AST and ALT liver enzymes level check. Consider seeing a gastroenterologist to rule out liver issues other than infection. You may need to see an infectologist in case AST and ALT levels are increased to rule out hepatitis. You should consider seeing a hematologist to rule out blood issues.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as a gastroenterologist, an infectologist and a hematologist for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.

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