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it is slightly high, this may or may not be of concern... why was the level drawn and what medical problems do you have?
becuse I was dizzy, dont have any problems
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
things that can elevate bilirubin levels are diseases of the liver and gall bladder
and there are others as well
as a physician and if you were simply getting labs drawn as a screen
this would not raise my eyebrows
especially if you are not having symptoms
levels that would make me want to do more right away would be levels of 3 or above
many people have a genetic probelm called Gilbert's syndrome
in which this would be a normal level
I know its high for a long time
then it REALLU does not concern me
a stable, slightly high biliribin is of little concern
a bilirubin level that persistently rises IS a concern
since your levels have been slightly high for a while Gilbert's syndrome is something to consider
you may read about it by clicking the above link
Can it be because I had hepatitis as a kid?
what kind of hepatitis did you have?
the common one?
that was likely hepatitis A
and that would not do it
though hepatitis B and C can be chronic
very unlikely that you had either of these
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
other than that simply checking on this from time to time is all that is needed in this case
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