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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after a car accident with a possible liver laceration?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after a car accident with a possible liver laceration?

Alcohol: If the car accident had anything to do with alcohol, i wouldn't recommend you drink ever.
Consult with your physician for clearance for alcohol consumption. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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For how long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after a car accident (possible liver laceration)?

For how long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after a car accident (possible liver laceration)?

Depends on severity: Of injury, but you should wait at least until your blood tests are completely normal. Alcohol is toxic to liver cells. Ask your doctor for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before drinking alcohol after a car accident with a possible liver laceration?

How long should I wait before drinking alcohol after a car accident with a possible liver laceration?

Alcohol: If the car accident had anything to do with alcohol, i wouldn't recommend you drink ever.
Consult with your physician for clearance for alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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How long does a 2nd degree liver laceration take to heal? I stayed in the hospital for 2 days for monitoring, no surgery needed. The physician said there was minimal bleeding. I am wondering how long I should wait to drink alcohol.

How long does a 2nd degree liver laceration take to heal? I stayed in the hospital for 2 days for monitoring, no surgery needed. The physician said there was minimal bleeding.  I am wondering how long I should wait to drink alcohol.

One month: There is no definite info regarding mild drinking and liver laceration healing. I just makes sense not to challenge the liver while it is healing. On the other hand, was your laceration related to your drinking? If so, you need to get it under control before something worse happens. ...Read more

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I had mild liver lacerations after an accident last week.. Can I drink alcohol?

Alcohol liver injur: If you do not have a preexisting liver disease like hepatitis b orc, or alcoholic liver disease, then by drinking alcohol in moderation will not cause any major problem.But to be absolutely safe and to help the healing of the laceration, i will advice to refrain from alcohol till the laceration has had enough time to heal.You did not mention if you had surgical repair of the laceration or not. ...Read more

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I was a passenger of a car accident 6 weeks ago and suffered a grade 3 liver laceration. I haven't yet consumed any alcohol. Can I start to now?

I was a passenger of a car accident 6 weeks ago and suffered a grade 3 liver laceration. I haven't yet consumed any alcohol. Can I start to now?

Probably: Grade III liver lacerations are moderately severe injuries (Grade I being the most minor to Grade 5 being the most severe). If you are free of any symptoms (pain, nausea, etc) then you are likely well healed from your injury. To be safe, seeing your physician and having some basic blood tests performed (frequently termed LFTs) can be done. ...Read more

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I suffered a grade 4 liver laceration. Hospitalized for nine days. How long should I wait before consuming alcohol?

I suffered a grade 4 liver laceration. Hospitalized for nine days. How long should I  wait before consuming alcohol?

6-8 weeks: You want to wait 6-8 weeks to consume alcohol. The liver needs to heal completely. Remember also that the maximum amount of alcohol that is felt to be safe for women to consume is no more than one drink a day, that is one beer, one small glass of wine or one shot of spirits. ...Read more

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With a grade 2 liver laceration, how long before you can drink a beer?

With a grade 2 liver laceration, how long before you can drink a beer?

Be kind: To your liver. It's the only one you get, and a transplant is a big deal. A liver laceration can take several weeks to heal. Wait for the ok from your doctor before considering doing anything that might compromise the health of your liver. Follow up imaging like an ultrasound may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol 2 1/2 weeks after a grade 3 spleen laceration? I don't take the pain medication anymore and am not hurting

Is it okay to drink alcohol 2 1/2 weeks after a grade 3 spleen laceration? I don't take the pain medication anymore and am not hurting

Probably OK: Most patients who are going to have trouble with splenic injury do so within the first 4 days. Virtually everyone else heals up just fine. Don't get drunk and fall down as your spleen feels fine but is not completely healed. ...Read more

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My liver enzyme is triple the account. Is that considered bad? What future health consequences will it bring? I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol.

My liver enzyme is triple the account. Is that considered bad? What future health consequences will it bring?  I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol.

Repeat in 2-4 weeks: An isolated mild elevation of liver enzymes, I assume transaminases you are referring to, may have no relevance. Common culprits are drugs, prescribed or OTC, supplements and alcohol. Comorbidities, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism or obesity may also cause a mild increase in liver enzymes. Would recommend repeating your liver enzymes in few weeks in trying to understand if there is any dynamics. ...Read more

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I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and i rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and i rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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My doctor has told me my liver is boarder line. Slightly raised. What dose this mean. I don't drink alcohol. Only now and again thank you?

My doctor has told me my liver is boarder line. Slightly raised. What dose this mean. I don't drink alcohol.  Only now and again thank you?

Liver enzymes: Possible causes of elevated liver enzymes, besides alcohol, are hepatitis such as viral, muscle injuries such as heart or kidney, & many drugs/toxins. ...Read more

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Would it be ok with my liver to drink alcohol on a certain day if i skipped my cymbalta (duloxetine) that day?

Would it be ok with my liver to drink alcohol on a certain day if i skipped my cymbalta (duloxetine) that day?

That is a terrible: Idea. Don't use Cymbalta (duloxetine) like a ping pong ball. The brain likes continuity. Take good care of you. ...Read more

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What can cause liver to be enlarged. BP is 110/74 other then being overweight my health is good blood work is normal rarely drink alcohol ?

What can cause liver to be enlarged. BP is 110/74 other then being overweight my health is good blood work is normal rarely  drink alcohol  ?

Hepatomegaly: There are a number of causes of enlargement of the liver. In your case, it may be due to being overweight-a condition called fatty liver. The best way to determine that is a non-invasive test: an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!!! NOT GIN & TONIC ONLY TONIC WATER

I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!!!   NOT GIN & TONIC ONLY TONIC WATER

In moderation: Tonic water contains a little quinine. Quinine is a drug, used to treat malaria, and has some potential liver toxicity. However, the amount of quinine in most tonic water is usually quite low, although watch out for off-label tonic water. Weight loss is the best treatment for fatty liver. If tonic water in moderation is your worst "vice", you are probably ok. ...Read more

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I took Itraconazole 200mg/day/5 days. How long will this be in my system and when can I safely drink alcohol without worrying about impact on liver?

I took Itraconazole 200mg/day/5 days.  How long will this be in my system and when can I safely drink alcohol without worrying about impact on liver?

Itraconazole can: persist for 3-4 days after the last dose, depending on the condition of your liver. I would not drink alcohol for a full week after the last dose, just to be on the safe side, as alcohol together with itraconazole are potent hepatotoxic agents. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What does this mean: focal fatty replacement of liver along the falciform ligament? I don't drink alcohol, and i'm short/skinny, and on no meds.

What does this mean:  focal fatty replacement of liver along the falciform ligament?  I don't drink alcohol, and i'm short/skinny, and on no meds.

Fatty liver: This is not an uncommon condition. While alcohol can certainly contribute to fatty liver, non alcoholic causes include obesity, diabetes, prediabetes, high cholesterol, and triglycerides. Consider discussing this with your doctor to get the appropriate testing done. ...Read more

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If stabbed in the liver, can you still drink alcohol?

If stabbed in the liver, can you still drink alcohol?

Depends: As a general rule, first avoid heavy drink, which is for female not more than 2 drinks/day and for male not more than 3 or 4 drinks/day. If stabbed injury is severe causing liver enzymes to go high, avoid any alcohol or drugs that can cause further liver injury. If injury is mild, and once liver enzymes return and remain normal, you can drink socially, as long as no other liver disease. ...Read more

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The last 3 days, my liver hurts a lot and I can't concentrate. I don't drink alcohol, but I eat a lot. Is that the problem?

The last 3 days, my liver hurts a lot and I can't concentrate. I don't drink alcohol, but I eat a lot. Is that the problem?

"Liver" pain: If you are having pain on the right upper side of the abdomen in the region of the liver, it is more likely that you're having pain from the gallbladder or pancreas than from the liver itself. It is important for you to get this evaluated. I would see your doctor or go to the emergency room ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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I don't smoke and drink alcohol... But my liver is fatty... May i know the causes for this... How can I improve on my condition through diet?

Excess carbs-lowcarb: You have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, caused by excess simple carbs, esp. High fructose corn syrup, other sugars ; grains, as well as trans fats in fried foods. Avoid sugars ; starches ; emphasize vegies ; quality proteins. Weight loss ; exercise, fish or flax oil, vit d3 ; natural e with mixed tocopherols help. See http://bit.Ly/1l0v1ev
i advise dr. Fuhrman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

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Why might my liver enzymes be enlarged when I am otherwise fit and do not drink alcohol often?

Why might my liver enzymes be enlarged when I am otherwise fit and do not drink alcohol often?

Find cause: Something as simple as taking Ibuprofen can raise them. Other possibilities include being an extreme athlete, having hepatitis b or c on board, having hemochromatosis or wilson's (don't miss those) or despite your fitness level having metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Why is my urine green when i drink alcohol im 36 and drink often. Is this a sign of a liver problem?

Why is my urine green when i drink alcohol im 36 and drink often. Is this a sign of a liver problem?

Good question: Green urine can be caused by dyes in food or drinks. It can also be caused by medication or a medical problem such as a urinary tract infection. Please see your doctor, so the cause can be diagnosed and treated. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Hi I have few doubts to clear regarding back pain and liver .. I do drink alcohol a lot ..is it because of that?

Hi I have few doubts to clear regarding back pain and liver .. I do drink alcohol a lot ..is it because of that?

Could be: If you drink excessively you can affect the liver. Now you better see your doctor for an exam and go from there. You should also try to stop drinking. Though this is very hard to do there is help. Discuss with you doctor ...Read more

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Are people who drink alcohol eligible for a liver transplant?

Are people who drink alcohol eligible for a liver transplant?

Not current drinkers: Most centers require a certain amount of time of abstenence from alcohol before liver transplant. 6 months to a year is common. ...Read more

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I just had a liver MRI with contrast because I have some nudules. I habe drink 2 lts of water, its been 5 hours. Can I drink alcohol?

I just had a liver MRI with contrast because I have some nudules. I habe drink 2 lts of water, its been 5 hours. Can I drink alcohol?

Worries me that you: are being evaluated for liver nodules, something which alcohol can actually cause, and your first concern right after finishing the test is whether you can drink alcohol. Please talk fully with your doctor about your alcohol use - how many drinks, how often, for how long a time. If you have other kinds of liver problems, even if your drinking is not problematic, it isn't a good thing to add in. ...Read more

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I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?

I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?

Gall bladder removal: Your fullness in your stomach may not have anything to do with your gall bladder removal and everything with your heavy drinking. You may have a gastritis of your stomach from the irritation from drinking. Stop the drinking to see if you will get better. Your stomach may take one or two weeks to heal. Add over the counter Prilosec which will help the healing process. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Liver Laceration (Definition)

A liver laceration is a rent in the hepatic substance itself usually secondary to ...Read more