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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Gave up heavy drinking mths bk. had itchin hands for 3-4 days. Slight elevated billrubin by 9. Is this sign of liver problem? Or alcohol withrwal? Ty.

Gave up heavy drinking mths bk. had itchin hands for 3-4 days. Slight elevated billrubin by 9. Is this sign of liver problem? Or alcohol withrwal? Ty.

Liver problems: A bilirubin of 9 can be very concerning, along with unexplained itching. These symptoms sound like a condition called cholestasis, something seen in advanced liver disease. While alcohol withdrawal can cause other symptoms, it does not cause an elevated bilirubin of 9. This blood test should be evaluated with others including the AST, ALT, Alkaline phosphatase, and GGT. Your doctor can check. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a damaged liver from alcohol?

What are the signs of a damaged liver from alcohol?

Many...: There are many manifestations of liver disease. They include skin findings of jaundice, red "spiders" skin spots, red palms, bruising; lab abnormalities e.g. Elevated lfts, low platelets, low albumin, elevated inr; and abnormal imaging of the liver with us, ct or mri. See your doctor if you are concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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'm alcohol free i'm perfectly fine could I have liver problems?

'm alcohol free i'm perfectly fine could I have liver problems?

Possibly: There can be other types of insult to the liver besides alcohol abuse. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when >>. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me about alcohol related liver problems and its cure?

Hi can you tell me about alcohol related liver problems and its cure?

Hepatitis: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with hepatosteatosis, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis . Mild cases are self-limiting, but severe cases have a high risk of death, and need to be followed closely by liver specialist. ...Read more

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Liver blood values got 50 u/l-gpt 84 u/l-ggt 118 u/l , big problem? Had much alcohol past 2 weeks, stopped 2 days before test

I'm happy for you: Congratulations on recognizing the problem. Your physician will probably ask to have these repeated in two weeks off alcohol. They will probably be normal. You have dodged a bullet. Your life will be far better without alcohol, and my hope is that the new friendships and activities that you find will be as richly rewarding as others who have had the same experience. ...Read more

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How does one have liver problems after three months of no alcohol?

I'm not sure: what specific problems you are referring to, but chronic alcohol abuse can certainly cause permanent liver damage. ...Read more

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How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

Depends on: How much alcohol per year and what other damage the liver has sustained. First sign is abnormal liver function tests in blood. By the time you get symptoms, liver damage would be advance. If you suspect you have liver damage, get a blood test at your doctor's office. ...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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Could you have alcohol-induced itching, but show no signs on a liver panel test?

Alcohol & Liver test: Pruritus will not show up on any blood testing. But, liver swelling, irritation, or toxicity may very well show up on blood tests for the liver. ...Read more

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Result for my enlarge liver bilirubin direct .36 and indirect 1.05 and gamma GT is 93 and remain test in range so what is the problem and no alcohol?

Result for my enlarge liver bilirubin direct .36 and indirect 1.05 and gamma GT is 93 and remain test in range so what is the problem and no alcohol?

Cholestasis?: Thanks for clarifying. Something may be slowing the flow of bile in your liver; your direct bilirubin and GGT are just a bit high. If you're not taking any medications and your imaging studies aren't remarkable, you might be asked simply to watch this; it may simply be you. Or your physician may refer or work you up. This isn't suggestive of alcohol in the first place. ...Read more

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Nausea off and on.a sip or two of alcohol brings the nausea on too. my dr thinks i may have bile reflux. could my fatty liver cause this problem?

Nausea off and on.a sip or two of alcohol brings the nausea on too. my dr thinks i may have bile reflux. could my fatty liver cause this problem?

Fatty liver: Yes your fatty liver may be related to bile re flux but your doctor should be discussing this with you. With your symptoms it is very unwise to have a "sip or two of alcohol". That could cause many problems. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Can couph medecine hurt my liver? Have bad couph & juz found out liver is damaged in bloodwork.. Male 26 yrs due 2 alcohol

Not likely.: The liver is very resilient. I suppose you could ingest enough cough syrup that you could see an enzyme bump from your liver, but this would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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High liver count due to alochol, now normal. Had 2 days of alcohol after that. Test 2 days later normal. But weird bloated feeling. Enlarged ?

High liver count due to alochol, now normal. Had 2 days of alcohol after that. Test 2 days later normal. But weird bloated feeling. Enlarged ?

Liver and Alcohol: This is very consistent to the damage that can be done by alcohol and how the liver can bounce back. But, abusing your liver again makes me wonder how many times you will get away with experimenting with it's health. The second set of labs after drinking for two days may very well have been too early for accuracy. The bloating and swollen liver is exactly what should be happening. ...Read more

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Can recover liver damaged by alcohol?

Can recover liver damaged by alcohol?

Depends, often yes: Alcohol harms the liver in stages, and until the very end stages (cirrhosis = scarring), the damage is reversible if one stops drinking. First is alcoholic hepatitis, which can show just on lab tests, or can cause right upper abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, bloating, jaundice (yellow skin), bruising/bleeding, and hormone changes. Quitting drinking at any stage will improve health & decrease risks. ...Read more

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Whats effect of alcohol on the liver?

Whats effect of alcohol on the liver?

It's a toxin: In large doses... It's relatively beneficial in small amounts. ...Read more

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How much alcohol can my liver withstand?

How much alcohol can my liver withstand?

Depends: On what disease you refer to. For cirrhosis, it takes usually heavy consumption for many years... Though some people may develop this faster. Other disease such as fatty liver or acute alcoholic hepatitis can develop in shorter time spans. ...Read more