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Husband with alcoholic cirrhosis is very jaundice, fatigue, and stool for two days is white. What can be done?

Husband with alcoholic cirrhosis is very jaundice, fatigue, and stool for two days is white. What can be done?

Sorry to hear: Of your husband's trouble...the MOST IMPORTANT "start" dealing with this situation is the complete PERMANENT CESSATION of ALCOHOL in any form! Much of the liver damage may be REVERSIBLE. Your husband should seek help with DETOX... (If he is already SOBER...vitamins and good nutrition and time may lead to reversing the symptoms/signs. If he continues to drink he will die!

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What symptoms does ash stool denote?

What symptoms does ash stool denote?

Ash stool: Have clay / pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Some possible causes include: gall stones, bile duct cysts, strictures of bile ducts, hepatitis, some medications, cancer, etc. Read more

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Recurring green stool but no other symptoms of illness?

Recurring green stool but no other symptoms of illness?

Doctor can evaluate: If a normal, healthy person has unusual changes in stool consistency, color, or frequency, he should record the symptoms on a large calendar, and review it with his primary care doctor. Include on the calendar what foods were eaten each time the stool got green, what activities were done, what meds were taken, what drinks, etc... Sometimes gall bladder problems cause changes in stool color. Read more

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I think I got salmonella are stools that are loose the symptoms?

I think I got salmonella are stools that are loose the symptoms?

Diarrhea: Is the most common symptom of most serotypes of salmonellae but many infections can cause diarrhea other than salmonellosis. Read more

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I have OCD symptoms, but can I still smoke & drink alcoholic drinks?

I have OCD symptoms, but can I still smoke & drink alcoholic drinks?

Difficult: The difficulty with using any mood altering substances when you have a diagnosed condition like ocd is that it can make things worse. It can lead to addiction and complications. Its better to have a treatment team and not self medicate. Read more

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What can caused bloody mucus at finish of each stool, with no other symptoms?

What can caused bloody mucus at finish of each stool, with no other symptoms?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of blood in the stool, ranging from benign to malignant (cancer). Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and more. If a person has blood in his or her stool, it should be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. Read more

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What are the symptoms of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash) or fatty liver?

What are the symptoms of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash) or fatty liver?

NASH symptoms: None. There are the same symptoms of liver failure such as jaundice, itching, fluid retention, confusion, bleeding. Fatigue. This disease is very silent, only gives symptoms as the liver progressively fails. Read more

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What to do if I have OCD symptoms, but I still smoke & drink alcoholic drinks is that ok?

Depends: Both can increase anxiety and ocd symptoms because they cause and effect our overall health and ability to deal with stress. Excessive use would be particularly harmful as it dysregulates us. Often substance use starts out as an attempt to regulate emotions but it backfires. Read more

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Can a long-term alcoholic stop drinking without getting physical withdrawl symptoms or dying?

Can a long-term alcoholic stop drinking without getting physical withdrawl symptoms or dying?

Under Dr.'s care: Detoxification needs to be under close medical care. Attempting to detox without adequate medical supervision could be dangerous and possibly deadly. If you know such a person encourage them to work with an addiction medical specialist and to get to some alcoholics anonymous meetings. Read more

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I've had orange stools for more than six months with no other identifiable symptoms. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I've had orange stools for more than six months with no other identifiable symptoms. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Stool change: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food coloring & some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd. Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. Read more

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At sisters 1 1/2wks ago. My 2 yo found disc battery. Gave to me. Sis said it was only one. Dark brwn stool today. Other symptoms if he ate one by now?

At sisters 1 1/2wks ago. My 2 yo found disc battery. Gave to me. Sis said it was only one. Dark brwn stool today. Other symptoms if he ate one by now?

Battery: Common problem. We are always concerned that this could result in aspiration into the lung and cause a breathing problem. However, if it occurred 1 1/2 weeks ago, chances are he has already passed it. I'd keep an eye on his bowel movements to make sure it's not a persistent occurrance. If it is, you can always discuss it with your doctor. Read more

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I've had green stool, for about 5 days now I don't have any other symptoms but that, just green stool, at first it was bright green and now it's darkg?

I've had green stool, for about 5 days now I don't have any other symptoms but that, just green stool, at first it was bright green and now it's darkg?

Something you ate: Most likely it is something you ate try to eat yogurt sometime it help resume your own intestinal flora and it might have some effect on the stool color as long as you do not have fever or diarrhea or bleeding do not worry about it Read more

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What are the symptoms of becoming an alcoholic/binge drinker?

What are the symptoms of becoming an alcoholic/binge drinker?

See below: Many symptoms, binge drinking is defined as 3 or more drinks at one sitting for female or 5 or more for males. Uncontrolled use of alcohol, i.e. Only intended 2 drinks with friend after work, had 6 got home late and family is upset. And continued use despite negative consequence. I.E. Tell wife that won't happen again and it does repeatedly. Easy to come up with other scenarios. Read more

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Alcoholic dimentia symptoms?

Alcoholic dimentia symptoms?

Confabulate: One of the manifestations is korsakoff psychosis, characterized by confabulation. Read more

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What're the symptoms of an alcoholic who has cirrhosis?

What're the symptoms of an alcoholic who has cirrhosis?

ESLD symptoms: Cirrhosis per se is largely asymptomatic. However, end-stage liver disease, manifests by ascites, jaundice, bleeding, loss of muscle mass, changes in mental status up to coma, and other manifestations that can quickly lead to death. Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of alcoholic ketoacidosis?

What are the most common symptoms of alcoholic ketoacidosis?

Many: Air hunger from acidosis, faintness from low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting from electrolyte imbalance, somnolence and/or confusion from intoxication and/or withdrawal. Dehydration needs to be reversed. There may also be fever if infection is contributing. Malnutrition requires treatment with vitamins and calories. Ketoacidosis is a serious disease that requires immediate hospitalization. Read more

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Can drinking alcoholic drinks make symptoms of the common cold worse?

Can drinking alcoholic drinks make symptoms of the common cold worse?

Not usually: The common cold is characterized by a scratchy throat followed by a runny nose and possibly dull headache, chilliness or even slight fever and mild cough. I don't believe that alcohol would aggravate these symptoms. Some cough syrups contain alcohol but I'm not sure that alcohol is really that beneficial. Read more