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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 I'm 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 Health anxiety
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
Is drinking alcohol 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery ok or will it increase bruising in groin area?
Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. Read more
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
Voluntarily stopping: An "alcohol intervention" involves placing the person in question into treatment but only with their consent. Typically done with help of family and friends. The mission is to achieve complete abstention but integral to this is the ultimate agreement from the individual. This is important for success. It usually involves admission to an inpatient treatment program, of which there are many. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer