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when can you start drinking after a liver laceration

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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Be kind: To your liver. It's the only one you get, and a transplant is a big deal. A liver laceration can take several weeks to heal. Wait for the ok from your ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donn Schroder
38 years experience General Surgery
It depends: It depends on the severity of the liver injury.Your doctor will know your case specifically and advise you. Blunt trauma can cause laceration the liv ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Check with pcp: You might want to do blood test to find out how hurt your liver is and let this heal first.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on severity: Of injury, but you should wait at least until your blood tests are completely normal. Alcohol is toxic to liver cells. Ask your doctor for specific ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
I have serious ?'s: About your name - stayhealthyliz, when a major concern of yours after a traumatic event that resulted in serious damage to your body is when you can c ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Healing needed: Your liver (and probably you) have been through a major trauma. Your liver specifically needs to heal, and will show enzyme abnormalities for some ti ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Tonsillectomy: When the tissues are healed, no pain with swallowing acidic or solid foods.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Alcohol effects the liver more than the kidneys. Generally if one stays well hydrated there is no clinical effect on the kidneys.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Please seek medical evaluation for rectal bleeding.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol and gut: Acute alcohol administration results in changes in gonadal hormones that differed by sex. Vassal et al 2012 showed that alcohol-induced suppression o ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It probably would to: an extent,but 6-8 beers once a week could still be damaging to the liver. You need to taper down and stop completely for the liver to heal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If there is any underlying hepatitis, avoid any hepatotoxic medications.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
23 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: Good for you that you like to exercise. Cold or normal temperature water is fine. Sometimes if it's too cold it could upset your stomach or cause he ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: It is an absolute that you must.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. JOSEPHUS JOHAN PRETORIUS
Specializes in
Exercise and a cold: Hi, this is a very common question. When you are coming down with a cold or a flu your body needs all,the resources it has to fight this. So to contin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
What type of binge?: Are you referring to a binge with alcohol? Did you purge (self- induce emesis) after binging on food? It is essential not to self- induce emesis. Bin ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Drink before &during: Drink a glass of water before (decreases appetite and fills your stomach), and during your meal. It "lubricates the food, " helps you swallow, and al ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Coffee ; medications: There is a handful of medications that coffee can interfere with. You can speak to your pharmacist about any specific medication you are taking to in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cardio : Nope. Not at all. This is the first time I have heard this untrue myth. If it were true almost every person who works out would have heart trouble.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
After it heals: Stitches are used to repair a significant cut in the skin, so it needs to heal well enough before getting it wet. Usually depending on the location s ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Usually immediately : And small amounts shouldn't cause a problem. We are pretty tough.
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