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Soreness in the stomach. Could it be due to binge drinking of alcohol? Liver test suggested.

Hi, I am a female, aged 35 and had some blood tests done last week as I had mentioned to my doctor that I had discomfort and some soreness in whole tummy area which seem to be related to odd days where I seem to be constipated (since before xmas). As a precaution, they did blood tests and have asked for a retest for liver . The first test was early Friday morning. I was at a wedding on the Saturday before where I had consumed alcohol (binged) but a 5 full days had lapsed before the first test. I drink quite rarely but do drink usually once every 5-6 weeks where I have a bottle of wine and couple of half lagers. Could the binge drinking at the weekend have affected the results? The doctor wants to do the retest in 7 days time after an alcohol free week. Thanks.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Thanks for asking.

Binge drinking can lead to the alteration of the liver function tests and most of the times the enzymes remain elevated for few weeks after the drinking.

Give at least 3-4 weeks of alcohol free period before you decide to do the liver function tests.

Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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