Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I am an alcoholic?

Yes, if you drink. Hepatitis a is generally a self-limited illness, but if you are injuring an already injured liver with alcohol, you may make it worse. A small percentage of cases can develop liver failure, and use of large amounts of alcohol on top of your illness might make this more likely to happen. Get help for your drinking, and abstain at least during your acute illness. Talk to your doctor or a counselor.
Sure. Both kill liver cells - piling one on top of the other sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I am an alcoholic?

Yes. All patients with chronic liver diseases need to be counseled to stop drinking. Alcohol will cause the liver damage from hepatitis b and hepatitis c to become more rapid. Two liver problems are always worse than one. Read more...
Yes. Both alcohol and hepatitis b can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis. I advise patients with hepatitis b to minimize their alcohol exposure. Read more...
Yes. The combination of liver damage from alcohol and hepatitis b can vastly increase the risk of developing liver cancer. If you have hepatitis do not drink alcohol. Read more...

Can there be complications with hepatitis C if I am an alcoholic?

Yes. Patients with hepatitis c who drink alcohol are more likely to develop liver cirrhosis and liver cancer and at a younger age. Abstinence is encouraged. Read more...
Yes. Absolutely. Chronic hepatitis c and alcoholism is a recipe for disaster. You're taxing a liver that's already preoccupied dealing with a viral infestation. Do yourself a favor--don't drink alcohol, and restrict your Acetaminophen usage. Read more...
Yes. Both of these stress the liver and can damage it over time. Combining the two just puts a lot more stress on the liver, making it more likely that damage will occur, and in a shorter time frame. Read more...
Yes. The hepatitis virus causes liver inflammation; adding alcohol consumption over it would cause a compounding of the damage, causing an earlier failure of the functions of the liver; that would get real serious!... Read more...