Aged 25, I started drinking in 2014, I used to drink very little, maybe once a month or so and eventually started drinking 2-3 times a week. I used to drink around 180ml of vodka or whiskey. In 2015, the frequency was more - I would drink 4 times a week (same 180ml a night). This continued for a little more than a year till 2016. I used to drink once or twice a week in 2017. I had a Liver function Test and my enzymes were slightly higher. Then I stopped for a few months, I didn’t have any withdrawal symptoms. End of December, I drank everyday for a month. However, in 2018, I have only drank 1-3 bottles of wine or 180-250 ml of whiskey a month.
2014 : Once a month
2015 : 180ml whiskey or vodka 1 or 4 times a week for a year
2016 : 180ml whiskey or vodka 1 or 4 times a week till the end of the year
2017 : 180-250ml vodka 1-2 times a week for half a year. In December, I drank everyday
2018 : A bottle of wine or 180ml vodka 1-3 times a month
I have developed constant abdonominal discomfort, sometimes it is painful and sometimes it is tolerable. I don’t have any other symptoms. The pain used to disappear when I stopped drinking but from the past 2 months, the pain has been constant. When I go for a run, I can my liver going up and down. I got an ultrasound done and it shows there is a diffuse increase in echotexture - Fatty liver. However, the liver is normal in size. Pancreas and everything else is normal. My doctor has suggested a fibroscan to check if the pain can be from stiff liver and I am waiting for my LFT tests.
Was my drinking too much to cause scarring, fibrosis or cirrhosis? I am really scared.
PS, I am not a smoker.