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My husband is an alcoholic and he has has bleeding from s

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My husband is an alcoholic and he has has bleeding from his rectum when he binges for 6 months now. What could be causing that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

with heavy alcohol use, the liver can be damaged or inflamed.

blood test can check on the liver

the liver makes important proteins which help with blood clotting

when the liver is not working properly, and not making proteins to help with blood clotting, bleeding can occur.

if he continues to binge drink like this, he will kill his own stomach and liver and he will eventually pass away from his alcohol use

and one day he will not stop bleeding

I hope he can get some help to stop drinking.

there are medications like naltrexone which could help him cut down on his cravings for alcohol

let me know if you have questions.