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Inflamed liver due to overdose of paracetamol

Hi, 2years ago I suffered a paracetemol overdose of about 49 tablets was put on a drip for 16hours and was told I have an inflamed liver . Because I wasn t told how much damage was caused I am now weary as I am now a mother, and I do drink when able to go out. But because I was never told of the extent it makes me wonder if the damage is anything to be concerned about. I don t no weather or how I d go about getting it checked out and would like some proffesional advice of what to do next, please . Many thanks
Asked On : Sun, 1 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello georgannebowes. Thank you for visiting I am glad that you survived your paracetamol (tylenol) overdose as these can lead to fulminant liver failure. I would advise that you avoid tylenol and alcohol as both can damage the liver and the effect of the two are additive in nature for liver damage.

A blood test at your family physician's office can give you your liver function numbers. These numbers, if elevated, can show that your liver is inflamed, however if they are normal it does not mean that you liver is not damaged. The other diagnostic tests to tell a "level" of liver damage requires a referral to a GI specialist.

Be well, Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Sun, 1 Apr 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sivaraman's  Response
Hai, Get your liver function test done to know the current status of liver.Kindly stop your alcohol use immediately as it may affect your growing baby.
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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