Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

170 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suffering from gilbert's syndrome. Looking for medication, diet and precaution to be taken

Answered by
Dr. Ratnakar Kini


Practicing since :1996

Answered : 1834 Questions

Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2013 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: my son is 19 yrs old he is suffering from Gilberts syndrome from last 2-3 yrs,kindly suggest some medicine and what are the precautions to be taken
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to answer your query.
XXXXXXX syndrome is a condition in which the processing of bilirubin by the liver is affected.
Bilirubin is the breakdown product of hemoglobin which carries oxygen in blood.
This leads to increased bilirubin in blood. Increased bilirubin leads to jaundice.

But XXXXXXX syndrome is a HARMLESS condition and does NOT require any treatment.
It does not cause any serious effect in the body.

There is no need for any specific diet or medicine for it.

I hope that answers your question.
If you have no more question kindly accept this answer and rate this service.

Dr.Ratnakar Kini

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini 14 hours later
there must be some medicine or precautions that may be taken i am worried
will alcohol harm this disease
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 22 hours later
As said earlier, there is no treatment required for Gilbert's Syndrome.
Stress relief method could be adopted if he has any stress.

Alcohol does not worsen it. But alcohol itself can affect liver and cause jaundice.

You can go through the link below -
I hope that answers your question.
If you have no more question kindly accept this answer and rate this service.

Dr.Ratnakar Kini

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on Bilirubin

doctor1 MD

3 Months before I was affected by jaundice. (Total bilirubin:2.3mg/dL direct 1.2mg/dL). As per a doctors advice, i am taking only Oil-less,Salt-less,mostly fat-less foods. I took only 7 days rest as i want to step into my first job(at starting state of jaundice). After that no bed rest, nearly 8hours/day i was sitting in-front of systems. Bilirubin level is going up and down for last 1 month. Now Bilirubin level is about 1.4mg/dL-Total(0.6mg/dL-Direct). In my testing report, it was mentioned that 1.1mg/dL -Total and 0.5mg/dL-Direct as normal. Is it true that it will take about 4.1/2 months to come to normal?. As medicine I am taking only LIV52 syrup only. How long it will take for bilirubin to come to normal? Now there is no disturbance in my body. I want to know whether i am in normal recovery or any problem with my bilirubin levels. My last 3 reports:
Total(mg/dL) Direct(mg/dL)
15-Oct 1.4 0.6
25-Sept 1.7 0.6
11-sept 1.9 0.5
24-Aug 2.0 0.7
As per Lab: <1.1mg/dL<0.5mg/dL as Normal
Suggest some foods that i can take without any problem.

doctor1 MD

I have tested positive for ana 3 times in last 3 yrs. have had GI problems,muscle pain so bad I could'nt hold up phone, chronic fatigue,weight loss,stabbing pain in left kidney area. Every MRI, Colonoscopy, many other tests.In past 3 yrs. nothing else has shown up in blood work and I've been pretty healthy for 1 year now.Gained some weight back. Up until about 2 months ago in about 2 weeks I lost 10 lbs. and have lost a few more since then. I'm 41 yrs. old 5'7" and weigh less than I did in high school. I used to weigh 125-135, now I'm down to 110lbs. having chest pain, nausea, headaches, fatigue,diahrhea and nausea,Stomach pain,burning in back, Skin feels itchy,blood pressures been up and down, large bruising on outer left thigh.
Blood tests are coming back abnormal low wbc, high bilirubin,high mch,high auto Eosinophil,
low Auto neutrophil absolute. Any idea what it could be and what kind of Dr. should I see?

doctor1 MD

hi got my urine result just now and it says that

wbc >100
rbc (10-12)
bacteria ++++
epithelial cells few

visual appearance : turbid
colour: yellow
SG: 1.020
pH: 5.000
Leu : +
Nitrite : positive
Glu: nil
Protein: +
Ketones: negative
Bilirubin: Negative
Erythrocytes : +++

Please tell me the exact diagnosis for it for I am in an arab country which I cannot understand what really the doctors findings.


doctor1 MD

Sir in my Urine examination report (Routine) Colour - Clear, Transparency Clear, Reaction - Neutral, Ph- 7.0, Special gravity - 1.015, Protein - nil, Sugar- nil, Bilirubin - negative, Ketones- Absent, Urobilinogen - Normal, Blood- nil, Epithelial cells 0-1/hpf, R.B.C. show 1-2/hpf, Pus Cells 3-4/hpf, casts - nil, crystals- nil others - nil. Is the presence of pus cells and R.B.C. in the above mentioned is a sign of any disease? Sometimes I feel pain at the place of urine bladder. Thereafter Dr. Prescribed me the urine examination Test? Please suggest me. I am 34 years old.


doctor1 MD

Im a 70 year old stage two diabetic. I woke up in the night with dry heaves...I just went to the store and fell faint and nauseated. I rested for 30 minutes and felt a lot better. I home now and concerned ! I had low blood presure. Now its 128...

doctor1 MD

Hi my ferritin level is 555, I am female. I take ferrous sulfate . 2x a day. What would be the treatment, is it as easy as stopping the iron? I don’t plan to go off. I’m nervous because I won’t here from my doctor until Tues

doctor1 MD

I recently went to the emergency for abdominal and back pain and and they said my blood tests were great and that i was just constipated but when they gave me my results I looked over them and seen my total Bilirubin is 1.6 and my Lipase is 19 are...