A 33-year-old member asked:
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what happens if a person starts drinking again after he has a liver transplant?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Inviting problems: Your new liver will be damaged just like your first liver. Alcohol also interacts with a wide variety of other medications which can result in serious toxicity. If you are getting intoxicated, you are more likely to forget to take your immunosuppression medications, and more likely to miss your doctor's appointments, and more likely to engage in other high risk behaviors. Just don't drink!
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
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Very bad: If some on is going to consume alcohol will not be a candidate for liver transplantation, some one more deserving will get it.

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