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A 48-year-old member asked:

How long does it or may it take someone to develop liver cirrhosis from drinking alcohol?

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Dr. Stuart Sherman
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
Variable: A lot of factors are involved including the amount, the frequency, the type of alcohol, genetics, underlying liver problems. Most experts say it might be about 10 years with regular heavy drinking.
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Dr. Milton Mintz
A Verified Doctoranswered
68 years experience
A lot depends: On quantity taken in? Even with a suspicion of cirrhosis, quit all alcohol ; see your pcp.
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Last updated Nov 19, 2018

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