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high bilirubin

MY MELD IS 17.MY CHILD-PUGH IS 10.I HAVE LIVER CIRRHOSIS.IN THE LAST 4 WEEKS MY BILIRUBIN HAS RISEN FROM 20 % ABOVE THE ACCEPTED LIMIT,TO 240% ABOVE.WHAT DO YOU THINK COULD HAVE CAUSED THIS? NOW GETTING VOMITING PROBLEMS.THANKS.
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517301 tn?1229801385
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
i sincerely hope that you get transplanted soon.  the presence of SBP is a bad sign for futher problems.  if you do not feel well for any reason please seek medical attention ASAP.  good luck.
517301 tn?1229801385
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
many things could have caused it--renal dysfunction, infection, pancreatitis, hemolytic anemia, dehydration or cancer.  have they found the cause--i am concerned
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RE MY HIGH BILIRUBBIN-I WAS HOSPITALISED AND THEY FOUND BACTERIAL INFECTION IN ASCITES,AND I SPENT 3 DAYS ON HIGH DOSEAGE IV ANTIBIOTICS.ALSO DISCOVERED I HAD HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY GR 1.MY CHILD PUGH IS NOW 12 AND I HAVE BEEN TOLD I AM LIKELY TO BE TRANSPLANTED WITHIN WEEKS.
517301 tn?1229801385
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
i am glad that you are now doing better.  You need a transplant ASAP as the presence of the infection is a foreboding sign.  please seek the consul of a doc ASAP if you are not feeling well.
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