The Bilirubin Value Is Above Normal, Is It Okay?

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Recently, when I checked blood abroad, the result was high bilirubin above normal pressure, but the doctor said it wasn’t a problem because the protein, etc. in the liver were all good values, is that okay?” But I checked my eyes, my clitoris, my fingers are all normal, not yellow.

1 Answer:

Hi Asw,

Bilirubin is a compound that the body produces when red blood cells are broken down. In the body, bilirubin will pass through the liver before finally being excreted. If there is an increase in the production of bilirubin or there is a blockage, the bilirubin level may increase, causing a yellow color in the skin or eyes, so the condition is often referred to as jaundice. Elevated bilirubin levels can indeed be caused by certain medical conditions, namely the following:

Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) or liver damage Disorders of bile flow, gallstones, bile cancer, gallbladder narrowing, etc. Gallbladder inflammation Hereditary diseases Red blood cell disorders Due to side effects of drugs In addition to elevated bilirubin levels, inflammatory conditions of the liver (hepatitis) also will be accompanied by increased levels of liver enzymes (SGOT, SGPT). Due to the results of your examination (other than bilirubin) within normal limits, it is unlikely that this condition is related to liver inflammation, especially if the doctor who treats you states that you do not have liver inflammation.

If you are concerned about the results of your examination, you should discuss the results of the examination with your doctor directly so that the doctor can provide a detailed explanation of the results of your examination. You can also ask the opinion of other doctors regarding the results of your examination, which is your right as a patient.

If necessary, your doctor can recommend further examinations related to your condition such as blood morphology examination, liver/bile ultrasound, etc. Do the examination if it is recommended by your doctor and follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain your general health.

Here's an article related to your question:

Causes of increased bilirubin

Hope it is useful,

dr. Budiono

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