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Men who binge drink 2-3 times per month, what impact will this have on conception?

Men who binge drink 2-3 times per month, what impact will this have on conception?

Likely little effect: Though excessive alcohol intake can have an effect for men, the effect is likely to be only slight due to alcohol alone. ...Read more

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Will binge drinking only 3 times in my whole life cause any long term harm if I now don't drink completely?

Will binge drinking only 3 times in my whole life cause any  long term harm if I now don't drink completely?

Wise choice: I very seriously doubt you have done any prior harm to yourself, and the decision to avoid alcohol could be a very healthy future approach. Many people your age, are unfortunately highly attracted to recreational drugs and/or alcohol, and these bad choices can often leave lifelong permanent consequences. You have chosen a different path!! ...Read more

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I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months~5drinks/sitting, I have stopped drinking, liver cirosis posibl?

I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months~5drinks/sitting, I have stopped drinking, liver cirosis posibl?

Of course...: ...There are numerous familial liver diseases, as well as acquired ones, that predispose to an accelerated course of cirrhosis in susceptible individuals who insist on overindulging in alcohol.Please consider permanently quitting, but to allay your concerns go get checked out. ...Read more

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I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, i have stopped drinking, perm. Liver damage?

I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, i have stopped drinking, perm. Liver damage?

Good choice: to stop drinking. It is unlikely that you have damaged your liver permanently, if at all. For males, healthy consumption is no more than 2 drinks per day. Mild levels of consumption cause no permanent harm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, i have stopped drinking,liver cirosis posible?

I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, i have stopped drinking,liver cirosis posible?

You don't have it: I believe I answered your question yesterday. You didn't give yourself cirrhosis. I am glad you have stopped doing this. If you are obsessed with the idea that you damaged your liver, it's understandable. Please talk with your personal physician about how you can learn tricks to remove these unwanted thoughts. ...Read more

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I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, i have stopped drinking, liver damage possibl?

I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, i have stopped drinking, liver damage possibl?

Possible but unlikel: Our liver is a remarkably tolerant organ able to put up with quite a bit of abuse. While I can't put an exact number at which binge drinking causes liver damage, we never recommend more than moderate consumption, which is 1 drink/d for women & 2/d for men. And no, you're not allowed to average over several days of abstinence. Blood tests via your FamilyDoc can confirm health of your liver. ...Read more

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Which has a greater effect of liver damage when binge drinking once or twice a year or drinking everyday 5 drinks. I would think everyday.

Which has a greater effect of liver damage when binge drinking once or twice a year or drinking everyday 5 drinks. I would think everyday.

Alcoholism: I'm not sure which is the fastest way to get cirrhosis and ruin your liver, but it is time to at least read the book alcoholics anonymous. It will help you identify whether you are an alcoholic, which you almost certainly are, and tell you about the most effective method ever found for relieving you of this suicidal behavior. It is more freeing than you could ever imagine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can binge drinking cause a blighted ovum in a 45 year old woman?

Can binge drinking cause a blighted ovum in a 45 year old woman?

Unknown: A blighted ovum is usually cause by a genetic abnormality in the embryo. That can arise from the egg or the sperm, but the egg is usually the cause. The exact effect of alcohol even in large amounts at that time is not completely known. Alcohol can lead to miscarriage in large amounts, but the exact nature of the abnormal pregnancy is not well documented. ...Read more