I have just received my blood work and noticed that my direct bilirubin level is 14.3mg/dl. I am concerned about the result.I am a 40 yr old male taking medication for elevated cholesterol (simvastatin). My total bilirubin is 0.5mg/dl. My other results are normal. How serious is the problem and what may cause this elevation? I am about to schedule another appointment soon.
Have you been tested for gilberts syndrom the livour dose not obsorb fats properly which means the livour will not be effected. Bilirubin builds up in the system if you have a cold or drink alcohol the skin lookes tanned .I was told the condition is not serious.
Have you been diagnosed with liver disease? What was the diagnosis for the jaundice the first time? Do you maintain a strict diet and do you consume alcohol? I'm sorry but more information is needed to better answer your question.
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