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A 36-year-old female asked:

i get pain in my upper right abdomen (right near rib cage) within 20-30 sec after taking even a 1/2 shot of alcohol. i drink maybe 3-4 times/week.

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Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Alcohol: Your upper GI tract and accessory organs are very susceptible to the ravages of alcohol and some people suffer ill effects more than others. The organs most likely to be effected are the stomach, duodenum, pancreas and liver. The liver and gall bladder are the right upper quadrant and in your case inflammation of the liver may be the most likely cause, Give up the alcohol it is not worth it.

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Last updated May 14, 2016

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