Should I be alarmed? High Bilirubin results!!
Apr 1, 2012
Received my recent HBV results and according to the interpretation everything looks ok except for the following - Should I be alarmed? What can I do to get those numbers to go back to normal or close to?
White Blood Cells are low Bilrubin (both) are high - my skin and sclera have a bit of a yellow tinge. Platelets are low HBVDNA is close to undetecable ALT levels went down from 129 (last results) to 67. - I have been in treatment since August 17, 2011.
I recently found out that I have low stomach acid and candida based on my symptoms(food allergies, fermenting stomach after eating, acne breakouts after eating wheat and sugar products, constipation etc.)
Perhaps upon treating these ailments, my results may become more manageable... All thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
For specificity purposes here are the actual results...
Bilirubin, total 1.0 range 0.2 - 1.2 mg/dl Bilirubin, Direct 0.2 range 0.2 mg/dl AST 38 range 10-40U/L ALT 67 range 9-60U/L ALT 67 range 9-60U/L Bilirubin, Indirect 0.8 range 0.2 - 1.2 mg/dl WBC 4.1 range 3.8 - 10 Thous/mcl RBC 5.33 range 4.20 - 5.80 Thous/mcl Platelet Count 178 range 140-400 Thous/mcl
HBVDNA <20 Detected <20IU/mL HBVDNA <116 Detected <116 copies/mL
%CD4 ( Helper T Cell) 39 range 30 -61 Percent ABS CD4 cells 887 range 490-1740 Cells/mcL ABS Lymphocytes 2294 range 850-3900 Cells/mcL
Response from Dr. McGovern
I looked at your results below and all are normal except slight elevation of ALT and your viral load is extremely low which is great news. You will need ongoing monitoring to see if your viral load remains stable.
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