Preparing for your appointmentBy Mayo Clinic staff
Here are some questions that might help facilitate a discussion with your doctor:
- Is my bilirubin level significantly elevated?
- Should I have my bilirubin level tested again?
- I've been experiencing some unexplained symptoms. Could these be caused by Gilbert's syndrome?
- Would you review the medications I'm taking for other conditions to make sure they're compatible with Gilbert's syndrome?
- Do I need treatment for Gilbert's syndrome?
- Can Gilbert's syndrome cause complications or lead to liver damage?
- Is there anything I can do to maintain a low bilirubin level?
- Is jaundice harmful?
- What is the likelihood that my children or other relatives also have Gilbert's syndrome?
- Chowdhury NR, et al. Gilbert's syndrome and unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia due to bilirubin overproduction. http://www.uptodate.com/index. Accessed May 24, 2012.
- Claridge LC, et al. Gilbert's syndrome. BMJ. 2011;342:d2293.
- American Liver Foundation. Gilbert's syndrome. http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/gilbertsyndrome/. Accessed May 24, 2012.
- Goldman L, et al. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2012. http://www.mdconsult.com/das/book/body/189880460-4/0/1492/0.html. Accessed May 24, 2012.