Patient Comments: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Experience

Please describe your experience with alcoholism.

Comment from: aaron17, 35-44 Male Published: August 02

I am a man of 42 years of age, for some time now have been experiencing some lower back pains which I reported to my doctor and he requested to have renal and liver function test. The renal test was normal but liver function test revealed a low platelet count. The doctor subsequently asked to have another liver function in a month's time and abstinence from alcohol. The doctor has eventually asked to have HIV and hepatitis B and C tests.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Treatments Question: What treatment has been effective for your alcoholism?
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Symptoms Question: What were the symptoms of alcohol abuse or alcoholism in a friend or relative?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!