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Bilirubin 1.6 is mild elevation.
This can be due to the medication.
Sometimes, fasting blood test also can cause elevated bilirubin.
Besides bilirubin level, other liver enzymes ALT, AST, GGT, and ALP should be measured.
Sometimes gallstones blocking the duct also can cause elevated bilirubin.
If the liver enzymes are normal, then this is not concerning.
Everything was normal. Just the bilirubin. All other liver enzymes fine and all blood work for a physical for a 38 yr old male fine
ok then this is not concerning.
I start to google things and drive myself crazy. when i google high bilirubin i see terrible things like pancreatic cancer come up
liver enzymes will also be elevated.
isolated bilirubin is not concerning.
this can be due to the hereditary genetic defect causing bilirubin overproduction in the liver
Gilbert's syndrome is one such example.
i am under the care of a psychiatrist and worry like crazy about things
please do not worry.
you can see a gastroenterologist also for reassurance
i hope you dont think that is necessary, that makes me nervous. I should just remind myself that it was an isolated bilirubin and that the last test was normal. that test was done about a month ago
yes this is not concerning.
then no specialist. and no cancer
Then i guess my problem is mental and not physical and maybe I should start seeing my psychiatrist more often. what do you think?
you should try to relax and avoid thinking too much.
You can see your pychiatrist or therapist more often.