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Can alcohol abuse cause someone to start coughing up blood?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Can cause esophagitis and esophageal varices.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Vomiting Blood: Absolutely yes. It can be that the lining of the stomach is so eroded one is leaking blood into the stomach. It can be that the veins around the esophagus are so dilated because of liver damage from drinking that they burst. These can be life threatening complications.
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