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What Does Bilirubin Total Count Of 2.05 Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: My bilirubin, total 2.05, bilirubin, direct 0.37,bilirubin,indirect 1.68 my body waight loss about 10 to15 kg
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Further workup of the underlying cause needed.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. The first thing I would need to ask is whether you are an alcoholic and whether you have any specific symptoms. The next thing to ask is whether you have any other associated presentation like cough and fever. Also mention if you are a diabetic and whether you are on any medication.

The reports suggest that the slight elevation in the bilirubin level. It could be due to increased destruction of red blood cells. I would therefore need a complete blood count to be done. An ultrasonogram of the abdomen would also be helpful. If you are an alcoholic it could also be due to effect of alcohol. The possibility of a viral hepatitis does not rule explain the weight loss. Tuberculosis is another ailment that needs to be ruled out. A thorough evaluation is needed to rule out cancers. A step by step workup would therefore be needed. I would request for your inputs. I would be able to comment further after hearing your inputs in relation to the questions I have asked. It might be advisable to visit a doctor and to get further workup done.

I will wait for your response. Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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What Does Bilirubin Total Count Of 2.05 Indicate?

Brief Answer: Further workup of the underlying cause needed. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. The first thing I would need to ask is whether you are an alcoholic and whether you have any specific symptoms. The next thing to ask is whether you have any other associated presentation like cough and fever. Also mention if you are a diabetic and whether you are on any medication. The reports suggest that the slight elevation in the bilirubin level. It could be due to increased destruction of red blood cells. I would therefore need a complete blood count to be done. An ultrasonogram of the abdomen would also be helpful. If you are an alcoholic it could also be due to effect of alcohol. The possibility of a viral hepatitis does not rule explain the weight loss. Tuberculosis is another ailment that needs to be ruled out. A thorough evaluation is needed to rule out cancers. A step by step workup would therefore be needed. I would request for your inputs. I would be able to comment further after hearing your inputs in relation to the questions I have asked. It might be advisable to visit a doctor and to get further workup done. I will wait for your response. Let me know if I could help further. Regards