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Alcohol and liver injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   56 yr old male has developed a very distended stomach in just a couple of monhts or so, poor appitite, bouts of diarrea, hicups at every meal, often upchucks, but especially when he drinks water
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Do you have abdominal pain?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   some in the left goin
User :   yes
User :   sorry, right groin
Doctor :   Do you mean you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   yes,I dowhwat should I be checked for or what is the
User :   wehat might be the most likely possibilities
Doctor :   Alcohol can cause liver injury, which can be responsible for such symptoms.
Doctor :   You will need physical evaluation and liver function tests.
User :   itwould causse distntion
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to consult a gastroenterologist, who will be able to perform the above.
User :   ok thanks
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