Hemolysis

Hemolysis is defined as the red blood cell destruction that may be due to various causes due to which hemoglobin is released into the bloodstream. The etiology behind hemolysis includes hemolytic anemia, artificial heart valves, bacterial infection, hemodialysis, HELPP syndrome, coronary bypass, overactive spleen, hereditary elliptocytosis and spherocytosis, malignant hypertension, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, transfusion reaction, medications, Wiscott-Aldridge syndrome, etc.

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What is the reason for change in liver function tests? Taking Concor 5 mg for High BP.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. I have recently checked my blood test and my liver function test shows 1.6 total bilirubin, 0.6 direct bilirubin and 0.9 indirect bilirubin. What might be the problem? I have high blood pressure and fatty liver. My current medication includes Covance 25 mg, Conco...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your indirect bilirubin being high (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is generally a sign of hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells). Did you have a recent fever? You also have fatty liver, which may also cause this. I would su...  Read Full »

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