Elevated Bilirubin

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My 27 yo son blood test came back with elevated bilirubin.  Tested negative for hepatitis will be getting an ultrasound.  Should I be worried?

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    An isolated bili elevation in an otherwise normal comprehensive panel of blood labs in a young male probably shouldn't be too alarming.  It may be Gilbert's syndrome, a harmless genetic issue.  

    Hope his ultrasound brings peace of mind.  

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      His Bilirubin is 2.4.  All other tests were fine.  Ultrasound was today, those make me nervous because they take so long and stay in one area for so long I think something is wrong.  The ultrasound was of the entire abdomen hopefully all will be good and hear back on monday.  Thanks for you support.
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    My billirubin was more than 3 times over limit and I was diagnosed with Gilbert's. Not sure about that (I think a GP cop out) as it was less than half of that when last tested a few months ago. Suspect reduced cos of protocol I'm on for my main health issue. So I agree billirubin probably not issue. Can elevate as side effect of some medications also.

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    Gilbert's Syndrome? I have this with virtually no symptoms. Other sufferers report more extensive symptoms. There is a separate section in the Liver Section of this forum which is entirely devoted to this Syndrome. 

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