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Slightly over 2 months ago, I was hospitalized for acute liver failure that led to AKI (acute kidney failure). Since being discharged, I have abstained from all drugs and alcohol and have been taking a vasodialater for portal hypertension. Due to my kidney failure, I was on dialysis for 4 weeks but was able to cease dialysis after kidney function returned to normal. I recently had a liver panel blood test done (approx. 7 weeks after failure), and all my enzyme levels were well within acceptable range. I still feel like my liver is still slightly inflamed due to some localized soreness when I am laying with my right side down and take a deep breath. I'm not certain what the units of measurement are, but the only issue with my blood test was my Red Blood Cell Count was 4.15, with the acceptable range being above 4.20. I have not had an ultrasound and have a followup blood panel in 2 months. Considering the blood test results, would I be at risk having a drink or two about a month after the soreness has completely gone away? Is an ultrasound necessary to check for liver scarring? I am a 20 year old white male with no prior liver or kidney issues and not overweight.
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