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Lake Oswego, OR
A 34-year-old female asked:

Have cirrhosis,& drink alcohol. how high is bilirubin if eyes are yellow the last few days. feel fine otherwise,no ascites.acute failure?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Cirrhosis: You should abstain from alcohol completely to avoid worsening of cirrhosis. For jaundice to occur the bilirubin has to be at least 4. The presence of jaundice in a patient with cirrhosis is a poor sign as is ascites. You must take your condition very seriously. I trust you're under the care of a gastroenterologist or hepatologist.
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