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Old 06-05-2014, 12:27 AM   #7
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Re: All other liver tests normal - but bilirubin is high?! Confused!

Brad, if your liver enzymes are normal, the high bilirubin would suggest either an obstruction of bile, like from gallstones or blockage of a duct, or it could be related to breaking down too many red blood cells, called hemolysis (less likely). I am sure the internist will get to the bottom of this, and if it is a gallstone or stricture in the duct, that is treatable. If no structural cause for the high bilirubin is found, be sure they do tests to check for hemolysis. That is related to autoimmune disorders, of which Meniere's is one, and sometimes people have more than one autoimmune disease. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. A HIDA scan is also a good test for checking out gall bladder disease.