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New born bilirubin level

I have a new born who is 14 days now . On his 5th day he had bilirubin level at 18 and was treated with phototherapy for 24 hrs . On 6th day bilirubin was 16 . He is active ,nursing well , urinating nd motion freely and frequently. Now on 13th day he still has 16.8 . Is it a cause for worry . The hospital where he was born Pediatrician said it wil be normal in a week and nothing to panic . Pls advise nd it will b helpful
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Dr. Mangala Pawar Gurgaon | Pediatrician
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need lot more information

blood gp..coombs..peripheral smear
direct bili...stool colour
weight trend of the baby
feeding. .breastfeeding or formula
g6pd level
thyroid  hormones

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Hi thanks for writing to Practo consult.
I understand your concern.
Bilirubin level as stated by you, are normal in newborn period. What us the blood group of you and baby respectively?
This bilirubin may take 3-4 weeks also to stabilize to normal. By end of this period may be other tests can be considered. Be worry free. Your baby will be hale and hearty.
Good day.
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