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Elevated bilrubin post liver resection to remove tumor. Had taken antibiotics and benedryl for arm infection. Has this increased the level?

I just had a liver resection to remove a tumor that measured 2.4 . It was hcc and it was right in middle of liver. I was recovering nicely and all lab work is normal but my bilirubin has gone up to 18.for the last two weeks it was fluctuating between 8 and 11. Last week I was put on antibiotics for an arm infection and benadrl to sleep. Could this be having an effect on numbers
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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The medications which you are taking are unlikely to cause the increase in bilirubin. There is a high likelihhod of obstruction to the bile duct. IT would be advisable to get a USG done immediately. If the results are equivocal then MRCP would help in ascertaining the cause.
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