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what is considered a dangerously high bilirubin count? I have 10.6
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what is considered a dangerously high bilirubin count? I have 10.6

I have a 10.6 bilirubin count and my doctor is deciding whether or not to put me in the hospital. He told me that a 1.0 is average and that anything higher than a 3 is considered high. I am at a 10.6 and he considers it extremely dangerous. Is he correct?
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10.6 is rather high. I believe the 'normal' bilirubin range is 0.1 to 1.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), although 'normal' may vary slightly from lab to lab. High levels of bilirubin can suggest various problems from infection to biliary tract and liver disease.
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I was just released from the hospital 3 months ago and my bilirubin is still wavering back and forth between 12 and 14.  I really don't know what this means either but my doc wants to see me next week to discuss a possible liver transplant. Except for fatigue and peripheral neuralgia, which is bothersome but not unbearable, and recovering from jaundice/edema/anemia slowly, I'm ok and don't know where to begin researching ... Ended up here ...
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Your doctors didn't give you a diagnosis? A good website for liver disorders is the Mayo Clinic's. It sounds like your liver is in pretty bad shape if they want to evaluate you for a transplant. Liver disease can be caused by many things but most commonly alcohol abuse and Hep C. Please make sure you see a hepatologist at the transplant center you plan on using. Good luck and you might get some more answers on the "liver disorders" forum.
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your dr should be looking at why your billirubin is so high - once the reason is found then a treatment plan can be formulated.
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Thanks to you and KjFlicka for responding. My GI says it's cirhossis and anemia but I'm just beginning this road ... negative for all hepatitis at least. I will check out the mayo clinic though .... I know I'll be posting here again as I start to learn more about the disease.
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My total lipids are 494, cholesterol 19, trig 108, HDL 33, LDL 67, VLDL 17, bilirubin 1.2, ALT 86, AST 40.
i am worried about that, i think i have jauindice. Can you guide me please is this test is okay or not?

Thanks very much
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My brother has a total bilirubin count of 21 and direct Bilirubin of 19.
These numbers have gone from 8 and 3 to the above in 3 weeks.

Most likely cause is alcohol induced jaundice. Is this an irreversibly high number? His GGT was extremely high 3 weeks ago but has now come down substantially with medication and total abstinence (GGT from 2341 on 16/02/03 and 220 today)

Please advise if there is a bilirubin number that is the cut off point for irreversible liver damage. We are quite freaked out.
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Did you ever find out anything?  My sister is in the hospital with a 21 bilirubin level and has cirrhosis of the liver.  What can I expect moving forward?
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