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Can alcohol abuse raise bilirubin? recently quit drinking, tbili and dbili were both high before, now they are normal. all imaging studies neg.

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Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Absolutely

Elevated bilirubin levels, total and direct, absolutely can be cause by alcohol use and reflect impaired metabolic function in the liver. If your imaging studies are normal then you may not have any permanent damage.
Congratulations on quitting alcohol. These bilirubin results are the red flag that signal it is wise to stay away from alcohol. Good luck.

In brief: Absolutely

Elevated bilirubin levels, total and direct, absolutely can be cause by alcohol use and reflect impaired metabolic function in the liver. If your imaging studies are normal then you may not have any permanent damage.
Congratulations on quitting alcohol. These bilirubin results are the red flag that signal it is wise to stay away from alcohol. Good luck.
Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
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