It’s possible to use anabolic steroids without abusing them, and it’s certainly possible to use alcohol without abusing it. Nonetheless, there is evidence to suggest that people who use the two substances concurrently have a higher risk of abusing either one. If you are concerned about your use of steroids and alcohol, or if you have worries about someone else’s use of these substances, there is treatment available. Often, a combination of medications and inpatient or outpatient therapy can provide relief from withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse.
Hemosuccus pancreaticus , also known as pseudohematobilia or Wirsungorrhage , is a rare cause of hemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract . It is caused by a bleeding source in the pancreas, pancreatic duct, or structures adjacent to the pancreas, such as the splenic artery , that bleed into the pancreatic duct. Patients with hemosuccus may develop symptoms of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, such as blood in the stools, maroon stools, or melena . They may also develop abdominal pain. Hemosuccus pancreaticus is associated with pancreatitis , pancreatic cancer and aneurysms of the splenic artery . Angiography may be used to diagnose hemosuccus pancreaticus, where the celiac axis is injected to determine the blood vessel that is bleeding. Concomitant embolization of the end vessel may terminate the hemorrhage. Alternatively, a distal pancreatectomy may be required to stop the hemorrhage.
Jaundice , also referred to as icterus, is the yellow staining of the skin and sclerae (the whites of the eyes) by abnormally high blood levels of the bile pigment, bilirubin. The yellowing extends to other tissues and body fluids and also may turn the urine dark. Yellowing of only the skin also can be caused by eating too many carrots or drinking too much carrot juice. The bile pigment, bilirubin, comes from red blood cells . When old red blood cells are destroyed by the body (a normal process), the oxygen-carrying molecule within the cells, hemoglobin , is released into the blood. The hemoglobin is rapidly converted to bilirubin in the blood. The bilirubin is removed from the blood by the liver , modified, and excreted into the bile. The bile flows into the intestine so that the bilirubin is eliminated in the stool. (It is bilirubin that gives stool its brown color.) Jaundice can occur whenever this normal process of destruction of red blood cells and elimination of bilirubin is interrupted. This occurs when there is abnormally increased destruction of red blood cells ( hemolysis ), liver disease that reduces the ability of the liver to remove and modify bilirubin, or obstruction to the flow of bile into the intestine.