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Do I have cirrhosis with no symptoms? What does bilirubin denote? Why yellow eyes?

Email address: YYYY@YYYY I have 0.9 mg/dl bilirubin -- total # and Indirect # are within normal. How bad is this? I am not ill. Could I really have cirrhosis with no symptoms at all? All other blood work came back normal -- glucose , cholesterol , etc. Blood pressure is good. Details: Female age 51 moderate wine drinker healthy overall I noticed slight yellow in eyes and went to have full blood work done today. Won t see the doctor again for 2 more weeks.
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Your billirubin level is within normal limit.
Cirrhosis often is an indolent disease; most patients remain asymptomatic until the occurrence of decompensation, characterized by ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy, or variceal bleeding from portal hypertension.
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