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A 18-year-old female asked:

How long after drinking alcohol does it take to thin your blood?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Alcohol Little effec: Alcohol has very little effect on thinning of the blood. So you do not need to worry about it. If there is any such effect, it is not of any consequence.
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Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Coagulation: A study in 2005 showed that moderate Alcohol consumption interferes with the activation of platelets in the blood, preventing them from clumping together to cause clots in the arteries.This interference also slows the rate at which blood coagulates for beneficial reasons, such as in response to injuries, leading to a greater risk of hemorrhaging, especially during surgery.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2018


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