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What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

Yes: If your liver is starting to fail, you will stop making clotting factors and start to have easy bruising. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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During alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur?

During alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur?

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

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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?

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

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Why does clotting and excessive bruising occur in hepatocytes (liver cells) during alcohol abuse?

Why does clotting and excessive bruising occur in hepatocytes (liver cells) during alcohol abuse?

Metabolic toxin: Alcohol produces a number of metabolic effects that damage liver cells, cause fat accummulation in liver, liver cell necrosis/death, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Clotting and bruising are not medical terms with reference to hepatocytes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur when alcohol damages hepatocytes (liver cells)?

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 more

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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.

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

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Does drinking alcohol after eyelid surgery increae bruising?

Does drinking alcohol after eyelid surgery increae bruising?

Vasodilation: Alchohol is a vasodilator. It's reaction in the bloodstream increases blood flow, and can result in excessive bruising. One should always be conservative after surgery. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery ok or will it increase bruising in groin area?

Is drinking alcohol 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery ok or will it increase bruising in groin area?

A couple drinks OK: Excessive drinking can affect your liver's function ... Which might cause more bruising, but in general won't have any effect. A couple of drinks is ok. Good luck with your hernia repair ... I hope you're having it done laparoscopically! regards, dr. T. ...Read more

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Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more