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    What does the following bilirubin level indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: Hi I am a 72 year old male with a total bilirubin number of 1.6 MG/DL level and my doctor has scheduled an abdominal ultrasound. What are a possible findings?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Fatty liver can be the reason.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Your bilirubin level is only slightly elevated. The most common reason of such result is fatty liver, bad diet or recent alcohol abuse. Stone in bile ducts can be the reason as well, however abdominal pain would be present as well.
In case of any serious condition, this level is much way higher. So I would not thing about anything else.

Hope this helps.
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