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Shoulder pain when drinking alcohol ?

10 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Albert Pizzo answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Many possibilities, some of them very dangeous e.g. Heart pain or gastro-esophageal pain. Best to stop drinking alcohol until you can call your doctor for an examination.

Answered Sep 30, 2020


Dr. Alan Wartenberg answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

If you have been getting this symptom for a while, and continue to drink despite having recurrent shoulder pain every time you drink, I am concerned that you have an alcohol problem. Shoulder pain can be referred from the diaphagm and the organs near it - like the liver. If you are getting alcoholic hepatitis - inflammation of the liver from drinking- that is dangerous. Stop drinking, see doctor.

Answered Nov 17, 2020



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