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High Bilirubin of 1.9 is that a concern?

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High Bilirubin of 1.9 is that a concern?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  911Doctor replied 1 year ago.

911Doctor :

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911Doctor :

it is slightly high, this may or may not be of concern... why was the level drawn and what medical problems do you have?

Customer:

becuse I was dizzy, dont have any problems

911Doctor :

good

911Doctor :

then your doctor will simply want to recheck your bilirubin level in a month or two to make sure it has either gone down or not changed

911Doctor :

things that can elevate bilirubin levels are diseases of the liver and gall bladder

911Doctor :

and there are others as well

911Doctor :

as a physician and if you were simply getting labs drawn as a screen

911Doctor :

this would not raise my eyebrows

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by itself

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especially if you are not having symptoms

911Doctor :

levels that would make me want to do more right away would be levels of 3 or above

911Doctor :

many people have a genetic probelm called Gilbert's syndrome

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in which this would be a normal level

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Customer:

I know its high for a long time

911Doctor :

then it REALLU does not concern me

911Doctor :

a stable, slightly high biliribin is of little concern

911Doctor :

a bilirubin level that persistently rises IS a concern

911Doctor :

GILBERT'S SYNDROME

911Doctor :

since your levels have been slightly high for a while Gilbert's syndrome is something to consider

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you may read about it by clicking the above link

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Customer:

Can it be because I had hepatitis as a kid?

911Doctor :

no

911Doctor :

very unlikely

911Doctor :

what kind of hepatitis did you have?

Customer:

the common one?

911Doctor :

that was likely hepatitis A

911Doctor :

and that would not do it

911Doctor :

though hepatitis B and C can be chronic

911Doctor :

very unlikely that you had either of these

911Doctor :

i must go as i have a patient waiting, but since you are concerned i would bring your concerns to your doctor and ask specifically if you might have Gilbert's syndrome

911Doctor :

other than that simply checking on this from time to time is all that is needed in this case

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i will thank you in advance for a positive rating and will check back when i can to see if you have any follow up questions

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have a great day

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