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Is stomach pain a typical symptom of alcohol withdrawal in alcoholics?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Alcohol withdrawl: Yes. Stomach and other body pains are typical.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
No: Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur in withdrawal, and sometimes repeated vomiting will result in stomach pain, and diarrhea may be associated with cramping. Alcoholics, however, do have much more likelihood of gastritis, pancreatitis and alcoholic hepatitis, all of which can cause pain, and it can worsen peptic ulcer and cause bleeding as well. This should be evaluated by a physician asap.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is stomach pain a symptom of alcohol withdrawal for alcoholics?

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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
could be: You may have stomach ulcers which could be irritated by the alcohol, or you could be going through withdrawal, both, or something else entirely. Go see you family physician promptly and get thoroughly evaluated.
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