Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
143 Doctors are Online

Stopped drinking. Getting mild temperature in evening. Found elevated bilirubin, globulin level. Any ideas?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1985
Answered : 140 Questions
Total bilurubin is 2.61 - -alt and ast normal. Globulin slghtly elevated. I used to have 4 drinks very day since many years but have stopped it 10 days back and continue to do. Everyday around 8pm i get mild temperature not crossing 100 deg - what do i do?
Posted Sun, 14 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Singal 1 hour later

Thanks for contacting Healthcare Magic.

Your bilirubin is certainly high, but indirect portion is more than direct portion. This can be sometimes seen in a condition called Gilbert's Syndrome. This a normal condition for which nothing needs to be done. Sometimes this situation may also occur when there is a breakdown of haemoglobin. But since your haemoglobin is normal, I am not considering this possibility, though I can not completely rule out breakdown of haemoglobin.

AST is also higher than normal, and is much more than ALT. This may suggest liver injury due to alcohol. Mildly raised temperature may also occur in alcohol related liver injury.

All these features can also occur in infections like malaria.

Hence my suggestion will be to see a good physician who can completely evaluate you and decide further course of management.

Best wishes.

Dr Dinesh Singal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor