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Total Bilirubin

Total bilirubin is also known as total serum bilirubin (TSB). It is a blood test that is used to measure the level of bilirubin in the body. This bilirubin level is an indicator of the health and functioning of the liver. This test might be done if there are any symptoms related to potential liver problems such as dark urine, stomach pain, or yellowish eye.

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I have my total bilirubin and direct bilirubin ranges high. Is it fine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a total bilirubin level of 489 mg/dL and direct bilirubin of 219 mg/dL. Is it fine for my profession?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and your bilirubin level is high. You need to get your bilirubin level within the normal range. Sugar cane juice and apple juice can be taken more. Avoid heavy strenuous activities until your bilirubin level comes under control.   Read Full »

My total bilirubin level is 1.3 mg/dL. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently got tests done for my liver functioning. They are normal; however, my total bilirubin is 1.3 mg/dL. Should I be concerned? Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There is nothing to worry even if total bilirubin is 1.3 mg/dL and ALT (alanine transaminase), AST (aspartate transferase), and alkaline phosphatase are...  Read Full »

What is the cause for recurrence of jaundice every three to four months?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has jaundice, which comes after every three to four months. He feels very low and lazy, and his body becomes yellow. He also has a fever. We do not know why he gets sick every three months. The doctors say that the number of cells in his body that are getting destroyed are...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. There are a number of causes of jaundice. Some of them are viral infections, (like hepatitis A, B, C, and E), certain medications, obstruction in the bile duct, and hemolytic anemia. Recurring jaundice is said when the level of bilirubin becomes no...  Read Full »

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