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May I ask you if you have any medical conditions or take any medication?
Good afternoon Dr Brims. I do not have any medical conditions or take any medications.
How long does the discoloration last when it occurs?
A day tops.
I see, this may be due to increased metabolism in your liver after you drink heavily
I'm guessing the increased metabolism is my body's attempt to flush the toxins out of my body?
Yes, that is correct
I know drinking heavily is terrible for my body and I'm sure eventually it will take it's toll in a more serious matter. However, what I am experiencing now, is this a very urgent medical problem or will I be ok?
This is not very serious for now, I don't there is any cause for concern
Excellent. With that being said I'll stop while I'm ahead. My life is too important to binge drink.
That is a good decision
So to make me rest easy today.. this is definitely not a sign of my liver failing or anything to that nature?
No, it is not a sign of your liver failing
that's great news but also a wake up call to slow down on the drinking. I don't drink often but when I do I consume excessive amounts.
Last question, What are the warning signs of a failing liver?
There are no warning signs, there are only symptoms and signs which are jaundice, edema, easy bruising and bleeding
ok well that is scary stuff. No party is worth that.
Thank you for your expertise today, Dr Brims!
You're very welcome
have a wonderful day and take care!
Same to you!