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High bilirubin count, levels outside normal range. Cause of worry?

Hello, I have had a high bilirubin count for as long as I can remember, but from what I ve heard, not terribly high. I just had some bloodwork done and my total bilirubin was 1.55 mg/dl, which is obviously outside of the normal range of 0.1 - 1.2 mg/dl. Should I be concerned? Are there other symptoms I should be looking for if there s something wrong with my liver and/or gall bladder?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

Isolate increase in bilirubin may be due to few causes only like hemolytic anemia, drug induced,some inherited disorders, and ineffective erythropoiesis due to vitamins deficiency

You need to be evaluated with blood tests like serum bilirubin (total, direct and indirect), complete hemogram with absolute reticulocyte counts and other levr function tests like serum albumin, SGOT/SGPT, serum alkaline phosphatase and ultrasound abdomen. So get these tests done and accordingly management

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Answered: Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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