Hi Deborah — high bilirubin — did your doctor rule out hemolytic anemia (the blood cells break, and can be viewed on a slide under the microscope). I wouldn’t let them ignore that!
So is this a special test they don’t usually do? My RBC comes back normal now that I have been taking an herbal iron supplement.
I was originally tested 2 yrs ago after a car accident when my neck just would not got well. I got an MRI and the person that reads it noted soft bone marrow. So the doctor got me to get a CBC. It came back low. I tried iron and my blood pooling got really bad. My legs felt like they had real iron in them – maybe 50 lbs worth! So then I tried herbal iron and had no problem. I’ve had my blood checked a few times since then and it has been ok but my bilirubin was still just a little too high.