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in the morning after heavy drinking i have to and in my

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in the morning after heavy drinking i have to spit and in my spit there is blood why is this i am 45 and drink about 6 times a week
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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this blood could be coming from acid reflux coming up and irritating your throat.

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or the blood could be coming from your lungs.

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you need to stop this drinking.

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heavy drinking can cause you to have a higher chance of aspiration

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which is having alcohol or saliva trickle into your lungs at night.

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this can irritate your lungs and cause the blood.

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hello?

Customer:

does this also give me erectral dissfunction

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yes,

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excessive alcohol can cause this

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by causing poor circulation

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and can damage your nerves.

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and this can affect your nerves.

Customer:

my penis has shortened in length a lot why is this

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with excessive drinking, this can add on a lot of excessive empty calories.

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which can cause weight gain

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and this causes more estrogen levels in your body.

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which can cause shrinkage of your penis.

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by drinking less, and exercising and dropping your weight, this will help give you more energy

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can help your erectile function come back.

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does this make sense?

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do you have other questions?

Customer:

yes is does so doctor your saying stop drinking ?

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yes stop drinking.

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drinking is not healthy for you.

Customer:

is this why i always feel tired and after eating i need a nap ?

Customer:

sleep

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yes.

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the alcohol could very well be part of it or the whole reason for it.

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are you willing to stop drinking?

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or talk to your doctor about getting help to stop.

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or join a group of other men and women who also want to quit as well as a support system?

Customer:

yes its hard to totally stop

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I know.

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that is why asking for help is the wise thing

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asking for help from your doctor

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and going into support groups give you much better chances to quit.

Customer:

thank you doctor its been helpful

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you are welcome

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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. I hope you come back to read this. I'm a different expert and I think the major problem here wasn't addressed. Given your drinking, we can't assume this blood is just from your throat being irritated. You may have a bleed in your stomach or your esophagus and you may also have liver function problems and this could well be a medical emergency. You need either to see a doctor immediately or go to the ER because the bleeding may suddenly become profuse and that could be life threatening