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Bloated belly and stomach pains.. Could it be alcohol infection?

Bloated belly and stomach pains.. Could it be alcohol infection?

"Alcohol infection"?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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I was drinking alcohol almost everyday last week, march break. Now this whole week im extremely bloated, & having stomach troubles. Does this relate?

I was drinking alcohol almost everyday last week, march break. Now this whole week im extremely bloated, & having stomach troubles. Does this relate?

There is a relation: Alcohol is bad for the GI system. Alcohol can cause an erosive gastritis. It wipes out the microvillus border resulting in diarrhea and malabsorption with long term use. Also, alcohol is toxic to the liver resulting in a progression from fatty change to hepatitis to cirrhosis. Your body is telling you that you have consumed something unhealthy for you. ...Read more

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Stomach has been feeling full and I become pretty bloated after eating anything no matter the amount ... gastritis? Hx of etoh...worried if stomach CA

Stomach has been feeling full and I become pretty bloated after eating anything no matter the amount ... gastritis? Hx of etoh...worried if stomach CA

Needs investigation.: This could represent gastritis, or an ulcer. But this could also be related to the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, biliary system. This could be related to long-term overindulgence in alcohol. In summary, some focused testing is in order, in conjunction with a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How much alcohol requires one to get their stomach pumped?

How much alcohol requires one to get their stomach pumped?

Nasogastric suction: Depends on toxicity of it & timing of ingestion. "stomach pumping" occurs when an ng (nasogastric) tube is inserted via your nose and into the stomach. Suction is applied so the stomach contents are emptied thru the tube. This has value in cases of: upper GI bleeding, overdose or toxic ingestions, GI obstruction, prolongued ileus (gut paralysis) after surgery, refractory vomiting, more. ...Read more

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Is there any way to repair stomach lining damage from alcohol?

Is there any way to repair stomach lining damage from alcohol?

Alcoholic gastritis: Fortunately you're stomach has a exceptional ability to repair itself. Off alcohol and with the occasional antacid, it should be in pretty good shape in a matter of weeks. ...Read more

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Alcohol makes stomach warm. Does not hurt at all. Why is that?

Alcohol makes stomach warm. Does not hurt at all. Why is that?

Alcohol: Displaces the water in our digestive tract. Gives the sensation of warmth. Temporary feeling. If it turns into burning or sharp pain. May be something more serious. So drink wisely ...Read more

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What happens if a person drinks a lot of alcohol on an empty stomach?

What happens if a person drinks a lot of alcohol on an empty stomach?

Faster absorption: Alcohol on empty stomach will yield faster absorption. Drinking a lot on an empty stomach is not a good idea since your level of intoxication may exceed your expectation very rapidly. ...Read more

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Alcohol makes my stomach warm and fuzzy. Why is that. Also it does not hurt at all.

Alcohol makes my stomach warm and fuzzy. Why is that. Also it does not hurt at all.

Hmmmmm: Warm and fuzzy is not a normal description, but essentially, everyone can react differently to alcohol consumption. In moderation and drinking responsibly, as long as you have no pain and act safely (never drink and drive, or drink in excess) than you should be fine. ...Read more

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Can alcohol be neutralized while in stomach, so it doesn’t get absorbed into the bloodstream?

Can alcohol be neutralized while in stomach, so it doesn’t get absorbed into the bloodstream?

No: Once you drink alcohol, it will get absorbed into your blood stream. If you are trying to prevent getting drunk from alcohol, the only solution is to not drink or limit drinking alcohol. Once it is in you, it is too late to do anything about it. ...Read more