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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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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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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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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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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 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 safe to drink alcohol after recently having had surgery for a spleen injury sustained in a car accident?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after recently having had surgery for a spleen injury sustained in a car accident?

In moderation: Keep it to no more than 1 drink per day. The spleen plays no part in metabolism of alcohol in the body. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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If I had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

If I had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

How do you feel?: You'll know when you're ready because you'll feel fully recovered. I hope you're not in any hurry, and that for the rest of your life you'll drink sensibly. ...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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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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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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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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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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I have liver enzymes increasing for the past 3 years. ALT 57 AST 43. I don't drink alcohol, eat paleo, don't take medication. Should I see a specialist?

I have liver enzymes increasing for the past 3 years. ALT 57 AST 43. I don't drink alcohol, eat paleo, don't take medication. Should I see a specialist?

Maybe: You'll want to rule out hepatitis B and C, Wilson's (unlikely with these low levels at your age but not to be missed), early hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is mostly hereditary and should be sought as well. Stay proactive. ...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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Hi, I got AST 36, ALT 44 alp121 slightly every thing over than previous result. Doctor wants to do u/s for liver. Something serious, don't drink alcohol?

Hi, I got AST 36, ALT 44 alp121 slightly every thing over than previous result. Doctor wants to do u/s for liver. Something serious, don't drink alcohol?

Need to find cause: I'm trusting this is not a medication allergy. You'll probably get labs for hepatitis b, c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and maybe autoimmune hepatitis. If none is present, this may simply be "non-alcoholic fatty liver", which may be your body's telling you that it wants a lot more exercise. Regadless, think about going back to the lifestyle of a teenaged fitness buff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have chronic parenchymal liver disease. I don't have Hep A, B, C. I drink alcohol in moderation. Is this reversible?

My doctor told me I have chronic parenchymal liver disease. I don't have Hep A, B, C. I drink alcohol in moderation. Is this reversible?

Liver disease: The answer you have been given so far is incomplete. The dr. Is telling you that you have liver disease, but not what the cause of the liver disease is. Just because you do not have viral hepatitis does not mean that you do not have liver disease. I would stop drinking alcohol completely for now, until you have answers. You need further testing by a gastroenterologist to sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Elevated Liver Enzymes & White Blood Cell. Sonogram showed lesion and fatty. I don't drink alcohol. Hep. Was neg.

Need more info: What is your BMI? Are you diabetic? Are you on any medications? If you are overweight, even if you are on the high side of normal, losing weight will help.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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?

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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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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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

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Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?

Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?

No: Women are more susceptible to the toxic effects of Tylenol and alcohol. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. Automobile, auto vs. Motorcycle, motorcycle vs. Motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. Bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more