Bilirubin

What is Bilirubin?

A yellow bile pigment found as sodium bilirubinate (soluble), or as an insoluble calcium salt in gallstones; formed from hemoglobin during normal and abnormal destruction of erythrocytes by the reticuloendothelial system.Excess bilirubin is associated with jaundice.

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My current bilirubin is 2.3 and was 16.5 when diagnosed. If in next test reports it becomes 1 or less than 1, can I go to my office or I have to take more rest? When bilirubin is 1,Is lever pretty recovered or it needs more time to be cured perfectly?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
As mention below

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear
Understand your concern.
Normal bilirubin level is :0.2-1.3 mg/dl
Your bilirubin is 2.3 mg/dl and it is just above the normal range.
You are in recovery phase.
When your bilirubin will come in normal range, it suggests complete recovery...

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I was consuming alcohol in high level nowI have underwent for an LIVER FUNCTION TEST the following are the test results , SERUM SGOT- 71.5 mg/di , SGPT- 95.1U/L, Alkaline Phosphate- 22.6U/L, Bilirubin Direct - 0.50mg/di, Bilirubin Total- 2.17mg/di, Bilirubin Indirect- 1.67 mg/di, Protein Total-6.858 gm/di, Gulcose - 2.254 GM/dL , Sérum A/G ratio-2.0

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Levels are fine

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

The levels in the report mentioned above are fine. A enzyme called GGT (Gamma-glutamyltransferase) is the best indicator for alcohol induced liver damage.Usually this test is included in liver function tests.

Hope, I...

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I have elevated bilirubin with normal AST an ALT. What does that suggest

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Gilbert's disease

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You have had recent blood work that showed you had an elevated bilirubin but normal ALT and AST. This suggests Gilbert's disease. This is a condition that during times of stress like...

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My direct bilirubin level in blood is 0.6 mg/dl is it dangerous

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I have seen much more level but still benign

Detailed Answer:
Hi Aneesh,

I am sorry you did not provide enough information to give a satisfactory opinion. Any isolated finding that too on a lab test has no meaning for clinicians. You need to provide the entire test report along with...

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Doctor pls answer one simple question, does liv-52 reduces bilirubin level and improves better functioning of liver or rather than taking liv-52 is it best to go for allopathic treatment

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Depends on the underlying cause

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

There are umpteen number of causes for raised bilirubin. The treatment depends on the cause.
Just taking Liv 52 alone will not help.
You need to treat the...

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My daughter has a 3.5 week old baby girl who is breastfed. I noticed last night she has jaundice in face. She does not really look jaundiced anywhere else and eyes look okay. If she goes for a serum bilirubin, what is the normal level for a baby this age?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It should be around 5-10mg/dL

Detailed Answer:
Hi...the normal Serum bilirubin in a 1 month old baby should be around 5-10mg/dL.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth

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I am 13 weeks pregnant. I had a POCT UA dipstick and it showed 1mg/dl of bilirubin. Should I be concerned?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
High normal value

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for the query.

Yes it is normal to have 1mg/dl of bilirubin in urine. Besides cholestasis during pregnancy is commonly seen. this bilirubin value is very small.

You can get serum bilirubin value to get better...

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I had a blood and urine samples done for a life insurance policy and all test came back in order except the bilirubin which was at 1.33 would Xanax or Prozac cause the elevated levels, and should I have further testing done?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not significant

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

1.33 is not a significantly raised bilirubin level.
You can just ignore it.

Xanax and prozac do not cause it.

Regards,...

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my husband just got a general health check up done. his reports show high vldl cholesterol and high bilirubin. please suggest necessary actions to take.

report attached.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No attachment seen

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.

Kindly let me know the high values of VLDL cholesterol and bilirubin as I have not found any attachment.

Also provide me age,height and weight of your husband.

I will guide you accordingly after that.

Regards,

Dr.Sandip kabra...

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Hi my bilirubin level is 32,two years previously it was 28 should I be concerned?

doctor1 MD

Brief answer....nothing to worry if you have Gilbert' syndrome
Detailed answer....
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query and understand your concern.
Gilbert's is a genetic condition where people have persistent high levels of serum bilirubin levels. It is common to find bilirubin...

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