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Rich,

bilirubin is the result of removing heme from old red blood cells. When your bilirubin is raised it can mean that you have a quick turnover of red blood cells. This can be the result of a haematological blood condition (probably from birth) where red blood cells do not live long enough in the body and have to be removed when there short life ends. When these old red cells are broken down they release uric acid which in turn causes the total uric acid levels in your body to rise. As you know, when uric acid rises, gout becomes more likely to occur. What are your bilirubin levels..?