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Bad breath, bleeding gums, stomach ache, black stool. Regular drinking habit. Suggest cause and remedy

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hi i recently started having bad breath with loose and bleeding gums.I am a regular drinker and now m facing mild stomach ache and black stool after i was drinking for last three dayz.i feel like puking if i drink water or tea after i get up in the morning for some time now .Please suggest me about my problem and its cure and how serious it is
Posted Tue, 23 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 26 minutes later

Hi,

Thanks for your query to this forum.

You have bad breath which is called Halitosis. In your case it may be due to gum disease like Pyorrhea because of alcohol and smoking. You must maintain very good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing and using chlorhexidine mouthwash. You will also have to consult Dentist for proper cleaning and treatment.

You have started pain in stomach with black stool, which probably maybe because of bleeding in stomach. Nausea and vomiting feeling may be due to this or involvement of liver due to alcohol.
Please stop smoking and taking alcohol, and see a good Physician to examine and do certain tests like CBC, Liver function tests, stool R&M, and Abdominal Ultrasonography. Your condition can be treated depending on results of your tests.

In the meantime you can take antacid and please see your Physician as soon as possible.

This may not be serious at present but if you do not take care and continue to drink and smoke, it will certainly harm you.

Hope this information helps you. If you have any further query, I will be available to assist you.

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Dr. A. Dubey M.D.
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Follow-up: Bad breath, bleeding gums, stomach ache, black stool. Regular drinking habit. Suggest cause and remedy 24 minutes later
i forgot but i also have mild irritation in rectum sometimes.
The black stool and loose motions just happened for the first time today.
Are these symptoms associated to any form of cancer.

.is this also related to liver problem.

i would like to cut down on alcohol and smoking but can you please tell that what quantity of liquor is okay if i drink regularly and if need to do something to balance it.
Smoking how many cigarettes every day is fine as it may take time to quit completely.are there any medicines that can clean the tar from lungs
 
 
Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 21 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for your follow up. It is good that you want to quit smoking and alcohol.
The irritation in large intestine (Rectum) may be due to some type of infection that is colitis, once you get your tests it can be identified. Please do not worry about any kind of cancer; it is unlikely in your case.

Yes alcohol may cause damage to liver. Hence we need to investigate as I suggested in my answer and then decide about future course of action. You should stop alcohol completely at present, and once you recover from present problem then think about moderation of drinking.
If you have strong will to quit smoking, then you can. Initially, may be chewing gum of nicotine (Nicorette) may be taken.

Please keep me informed about progress.

Regards.
Dr. A. Dubey M.D.
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Follow-up: Bad breath, bleeding gums, stomach ache, black stool. Regular drinking habit. Suggest cause and remedy 28 minutes later
what measures can i take to get a healthy liver n lungs except quitting alcohol and smoking.
what diet should i follow ?

Does smoking cause hair fall and does liquor cause erectile dysfunction or impotency as my wife is also concerned ? is there any medication with no side affects available to treat hairfall and premature ejaculation as i fear my performance may have also reduced due to such habits.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 16 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for your follow up.

I am glad that you agree to quit smoking and alcohol, which is the first thing which you need to work up on.
You should take healthy and well balanced diet including proteins, carbohydrates, and some fats along with vitamin and minerals. A staple diet of dal, Rice, Chapattis, and curd and other fresh fruits and nuts will be very good for you. Please avoid deep fried and spicy food.

Hair fall is possible due to your ill health. Once you recover, hair fall may also reduce, which depends on cause. Premature ejaculation is more often related to your anxiety; you should relax and take care of your health everything will take time.

Hope this information is helpful to you.
Keep me informed about progress and results.
If you have any further query, I will be available to clarify it.

Regards.
Dr. A. Dubey M.D.
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