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can you drink alcohol if you have a stomach ulcer

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You seriously need: Help. Do you want to die? What you are proposing is crazy (and this is coming from a shrink). Please get help. Alcoholics anonymous is free, confide ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety, Depression: I commend you for abstaining from Alcohol, thus Caring for your HEALTH! Thank you for informing about Exercise stress test, Holter monitor, and ECG. I ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Examination: You must be checked and examined for gastritis, GERD, peptic ulcer, pancreatic illness or gallbaldder disease. You can temporarily use OTC Mylanta and ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcohol: I am very stumped by your question. Any alcohol you ingest will absorb into your blood stream through the lining of the stomach whether you have an ul ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: Alcohol, like some anti-inflammatory medications, can irritate the stomach lining and worsen stomach ulcers. One should not drink alcohol if diagnosed ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: A stomach ulcer can be confirmed with endoscopy. If the problem persists for more than 2 weeks without improvement, it is time to consult your doctor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barend jacobus Stander
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Drink your water: Although non fizzy drinks are preferred with a confirmed PU,if you use a PPI it should be safe to drink sparkling water.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Did the stomach pain: Completely resolve after drinking alcohol on one night? If it is on-going than please have this evaluated. Can't diagnose based on the information av ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Stomach ulcer & beer: You can but is not recommended. Alcohol can irritate the stomach leading to inflammation (a condition known as gastritis).
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Not risky: We know that most ulcers are not caused by door or stomach acid, but by a bacteria which leads to gastritis. Soda won't cause ulcers. I suggest you mo ... Read More
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