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Child having high bilirubin level, reached normal by photo light therapy. Levels creeping back. Normal?

my friend had a baby last friday and they were released from the hospital on SUnday with a bilirubin level of 10 by Monday the levels spiked at 22.9, he was admitted, and subjected to photo light therapy , stayed 2 nights under the lights and started alternating formula and breast milk , he was released yesterday at a level of 11, today he is back up to a 13, is it normal for these levels to start creeping back up? Could they go back up over 20 in that short of a time span again?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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there will be some rebound after stopping the phototheraphy.
then after 1-2 days it will come down.
Rarely in some diseases it can go up again.
one should watch and repeat the test as advised by the doctor
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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