Bilirubin

Can bilirubin levels go back up after having phototherapy?

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    09/01/14
    I've read different answers about this... some said it'd go up before down and others didn't mention it at all, so I don't have confidence enough in my knowledge to give you an answer. This sounds like something Katie or Theresa Gouldwould know though.
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      09/01/14
      4Katie
      Yes, they can go up but it is rare for them to go up enough to need additional treatment. Generally once they are on the way down and treatment is no longer needed then it will keep going down. I have known a few babies who have bilirubin issues for a few weeks and they go up and down.
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        09/01/14
        Melissa Middleton
        My son's never did but he is older now and is able to be in the sunshine. You can always ask her doctor.
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          09/02/14
          Yes. Are you nursing? Keep nursing, feed her as much as possible (even with formula), sun light-take her outside as any house windows newer than 1990 filter out the rays that help get it out of her system. How high are her levels?
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          09/02/14
          My youngest that got the Cuban complexion looked more yellow but had the lowest bilirubin levels of them all, so I assume it was just the genes. :) I always had to look at her in flourescent in the stores to tell if it was anything to be concerned about. Look for it in her eyes, that's the easiest place to tell when it bads. My boy struggled with it for a month before his body regulated, but they didn't get concerned until he was up by 16 with the level.
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          09/02/14
          Good!!
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