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Can High Bilirubin Levels Cause Liver Damage?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Nov 2017
Question: I went to the doctor a few days ago with fever, chills and fatigue. I put in down to a virus/influenza. I am feeling a lot better the last few days. My doctor done blood test. I received the results and everything is normal but my billirubin is nearly double the normal level. Should I be worried of liver damage or anything else? My doctor said not to worry and he will do a retest in a few months to see if any change. Advice please?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (37 minutes later)
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Upload the results for review!

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Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I will like to review these results myself so as to provide a personalized and helpful response. I need to see every other detail of the other tests values so as to provide a comprehensive response that applies to you. Basing a response on bilirubin levels alone is grossly misleading.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (49 minutes later)
I also take whey protein powder and train a lot just for your information. I have no allergies and I'm not on any medication other than paracetamol for my fever last week
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 hours later)
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Probably a spurious finding at this time!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this report.

I have reviewed them. It's not convincing that just a single value could be this out of normal range. To me, it is is more of a spurious finding. I concur with your doctor that we do nothing a follow up with a control evaluation in 2-3months.

I wish you well and hope you get to share the added information with me.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can High Bilirubin Levels Cause Liver Damage?

Brief Answer: Upload the results for review! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks so much for this query. I will like to review these results myself so as to provide a personalized and helpful response. I need to see every other detail of the other tests values so as to provide a comprehensive response that applies to you. Basing a response on bilirubin levels alone is grossly misleading. To upload an image, simply click on the link to upload a file and follow the instructions. If this proves difficult, please send the image by mail to YYYY@YYYY and request that the image should be uploaded to your query. I do promise to get back to you with more insights and helpful recommendations as soon as the requested information gets here. Waiting...