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Bleeding from liver, liver damage. Given 4 pints of blood. History of alcoholism. Treatment?

my brother in law has been hospitalized & given 4 pints of blood , doctors tell him his liver is bleeding and 80% of his liver is gone. he drinks beer each & everyday, drs, told him he had to quit drinking, he couldnt even drink non alcoholic beer, i dont think he will quit, what has caused this bleeding? years of drinking?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Hi, Thanks for using the HCM.
alcohol consumption causes cirrhosis of liver, there will be fibrosis inside liver causing portal hypertension, that would have resulted in dilatation of blood vessels around lower end of esophagus, and also in other parts, there could be a variceal bleeding from esophagus,or there will be deranged cloting mechanism in liver disease, even that would have resulted in bleeding, these are all complications from liver disease,
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks get well soon....
Answered: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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