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Had a high bilirubin level and now sudden drop. Cause?

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I had a high bilirubin level of 1.3 two weeks ago...After a re-test it is now 0.1 what would cause the drop? down t o 0 .1 after a retest
Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 23 hours later
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Bilirubin is a dynamic molecule.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the query.

A bilurubin level of 1.3 will not be considered as high as it is only very slightly elevated

And it can be from 0 to 1.2 mg/dl.

Bilirubin is the end product of red blood cell break down, and RBCs have a life span of about 80 to 120 days, so occasionally more RBCs might die off hence slight increase in the bilirubin and vice-versa. Absolutely nothing to worry about.

Hope this answers your question.

Wishing you good health.

Warm Regards.
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