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Hurts the liver: The liver makes 6 blood clotting factors: i (fibrinogen), ii (prothrombin), iv, v, vi, vii. If even one decreases, prothrombin time (pt) will increase, meaning liver synthesis function decreases. In any acute liver cell disease, if prolonged pt indicates severe liver cell death--and danger! the bruising is due to unrepaired under-the-skin blood leakage. ...Read more
I think Im dying. I've been on an alcohol and Vicodin binge for a week. apap + alcohol is bad as we know. The only symptoms I have are bruises at 48hr?
Mixing: Mixing alcohol with opioids is never a good idea, and Vicodin is a combination medication that has APAP ( tylenol) that in certain doses can cause liver toxicity that in addition to alcohol liver toxicity is problematic , the bruising indicates possible toxicity already , I recommend you stop using both toxins and seek immediate attention either at a emergency room or urgent care ...Read more
Can you tell me if throughout alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur when alcohol damages hepatocytes (liver cells)?
Alcohol: affects multiple organ systems, not just the liver. To your question, though, fibrinogen and other clotting factors are produced in the liver. Alcohol interferes with their production and activity in various ways, to the effect that alchol has both a procoagulant(which would increase clotting) and anticoagulant(the opposite) effects. Whichever pathway dominates will determine the net effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been drinking alcohol every day for 3 months, suddenly
Have a lot of bruises on my legs anything to
Worry about ? Suffer from
Buddy fell skiing. Mild concusion. No brain bleed, CT shows bruising. He's a little dizzy not himself. Ok to have alcohol? Want to say no.
No alcohol: I would not advise alcohol until complete resolution of symptoms from the head injury. I am not sure what you mean by the ct showed bruising. If you mean bruising of the brain, then the injury is more substantial than a concussion and needs neurosurgical consultation and close follow-up. ...Read more