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Forum Name: Liver Diseases

Question: Can Bili-Rubin come out to play?

 bpine - Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:30 pm

Question: Is there anything a doctor can do to make me feel better? I have felt real lousey (nausea, dizzy, listless, no appetite, etc.) for weeks now. Or better yet, is there a way to cure or treat the liver in these certain circumstances?

40 yr old male diagnosed with Gilbert's Disease in 2004. Gallbladder taken out 2003.

June 2004 lab results:
Total Bilirubin - 3.6 (reference interval 0.1-1.2)
ALT (SGPT) - 51 (reference interval 0-40)
Everything else is in normal range

July 2004 lab results:
Total Bilirubin - 2.4 (reference interval 0.1-1.2)
Everything else is in normal range

Dec 2, 2004 results:
Total Bilirubin - 3.6 (reference interval 0.1-1.2)
Direct Bilirubin - 0.40 (reference interval 0.0-4.0)
Hep B Surface Ab - <3.0 (reference interval 0.0-8.9)
Everything else is in normal range
 Dr. Russell M - Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:48 pm

User avatar Hi!

The most important aspect of treatment once the diagnosis is established is reassurance. Patients with Gilbert syndrome should be informed of its benign nature and that hyperbilirubinemia is not associated with increased morbidity. Its excellent prognosis is associated with normal life expectancy, which must be made perfectly clear to the patient.

Hope this helps.



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