I have had a rash for over 2 weeks that started on my legs and arms. I was seen and given prednisone because we believed it was poison oak. I finished my antibiotic on Saturday and it wasn’t any better it’s actually worst. I now have it on my legs, arms, back and stomach. I had lab work on Wednesday because she believes it could be something more serious. So we tested me for RA (I have a family history), celiac disease (no family history), and did a CMP. All the test came back negative but my bilirubin can back high at 1.3. What in the world is going on and where do I go next? Everything I read tells me it could be my liver and could come from drinking and drug and I don’t do either one.
Hyperbilirubinemia may be found in malaria, hemolytic anemia, hepatitis, biliary stricture and drug induced. Liver disease can often cause raised bilirubin levels.
It is best to get a complete liver function tests, (especially the enzymes alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, alkaline phosphatase), blood film examination (hemolysis, etc.) or evidence of infective hepatitis (e.g., hepatitis A, B, C, delta, E, etc.) done.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
I think I am going crazy. I have been to 2 doctors and will be on my 3rd one tomorrow which is a dermatogist. I have had a complete liver function test and everything has come back normal. They really don't feel like I have Hepatitis so they haven't ran the test. The doctor I seen first I actually work with and didn't really want to refer me out and wanted me to make my own referral. I have never been to a dermatologist so it's 3 more week before I could get in so I went for a second opinion at another doctor's office. He feels like it is fungal but still is not sure. He was able to rush my referral through and get a doctor to see me Monday but they have called and is working me in tomorrow. I don't drink and I have never done drugs so everyone is lost as to what it is. I will let you know when I find out something I hope some light is shred tomorrow because it's been 3 weeks and no relief, it's actually getting worst.
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