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hello, I have been to the dr. 3 times. The first time I went

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hello, I have been to the dr. 3 times. The first time I went I thought I had a UTI. No evidence of infection on UA, but they did find 3+ Bilirubin. Sent me in for blood work and it all came back normal. in 4 days I went back to dr. and I had 3+ bilirubin again. told me to come back in 2 weeks. I did and it was 1+ bilirubin. Now I am supposed to wait 3 weeks and have it done again. If there is any bilirubin in it, I am supposed to go see a urologist. In my mind that seems like the wrong place to go. I have ankylosing spondylitis and have been on NSAIDS/humira/and other pain meds and stuff for autoimmune. What do you think?
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I agree with you. Increased levels of bilirubin in the urine and usually not due to a primary issue with the kidneys or GI system but, rather, with the liver, biliary tract or gallbladder.

I would suggest your next consultation be with an internal medicine MD or a liver specialist.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I saw a family medicine MD at my family dr.'s office, and then I have seen the nurse practitioner. Should I go ahead and make an appointment with a internal medicine dr.? Or should I wait the 3 weeks.

I would make the appointment now with the internal medicine MD. Try to have your records sent over to the new doctor prior to your appointment, or hand carry them over prior to your visit.

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