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What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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How come i get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

How come i get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

Back pain and EtOH: Not any real association that i can think of. Only rare association is with certain lymphomas. That would be a stretch, and i don't think you need to worry. Otherwise, your "back" pain may actually be related to inflammation internally—abdominal contents/organs that may be the true source of symptoms. I think this is more likely. ...Read more

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Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more

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Hi, I don't consume alcohol very often, but within five minutes of drinking I have terrible back pain. Why does this happen to me, any suggestions?

Hi, I don't consume alcohol very often, but within five minutes of drinking I have terrible back pain. Why does this happen to me, any suggestions?

Don't know why, but: I bet you are smart enough to figure out that until you know how to fix whatever is wrong, the right choice is to not drink alcohol. Right? If you suffer fro fibromyalga, I guess this might be related. Who knows? Ask your provider - but, again - don't drink. If it's a rare thing anyway, that should be reasonably easy. So, find other ways to have fun and avoid the pain. Best! ...Read more

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Why do I get severe back pain only when i drink alcohol?

Why do I get severe back pain only when i drink alcohol?

Wow: If your back pain is only when you drink alcohol , better cut iit out and give a chance to heal the hurt back at least for 6--8 weeks and if after that you want to drink , limit to one drink , week may be with too many drinks your body movements are too much and out of control. ...Read more

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Hi I have few doubts to clear regarding back pain and liver .. I do drink alcohol a lot ..is it because of that?

Hi I have few doubts to clear regarding back pain and liver .. I do drink alcohol a lot ..is it because of that?

Could be: If you drink excessively you can affect the liver. Now you better see your doctor for an exam and go from there. You should also try to stop drinking. Though this is very hard to do there is help. Discuss with you doctor ...Read more

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Mam has a 10mg release morphine patch for a back pain. She is extremely tired all the time. Should the dose be reduced. Never drink alcohol.

Mam has a 10mg release morphine patch for a back pain. She is extremely tired all the time. Should the dose be reduced. Never  drink alcohol.

Morphine patch: At her age - yes definitely reduce the dose if she is too tired all the time. Patches are usually slow release and probably this doe is too strong for her. ...Read more

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Can i continue to be taking alcohol with a lower back pain nd itching on every area of my abdomen after drinking?

Can i continue to be taking alcohol with a lower back pain nd itching on every area of my abdomen after drinking?

No: While many people use etoh to help relieve anxiety and/or pain- it is not a good idea to try to fix something you don't understand. In your case, i would see your doctor to get labs and check your health. ...Read more

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Why do I have a terrible back itch after drinking alcohol?

Why do I have a terrible back itch after drinking alcohol?

Hard to say: Alcohol causes flushing, in part by release of histamine and in part because of direct vascular effects. In most people it involves the face and neck, but others get flushing (together with itching) of the back, chest or the entire body. It usually means you have either a variant enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde into acetic acid and water. This is most common in Asians & Native Americans. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old.And I have started drinking alcohol just 2 months back. What quantity is preferable so that i can enjoy by maintaining good health.

I'm 27 years old.And I have started drinking alcohol just 2 months back. What quantity is preferable so that i can enjoy by maintaining good health.

Usually 1: Generally, liver doctors don't recommend drinking alcohol as it can damage the liver over time and lead to problems down the line, however, if you do not have any chronic liver disease, having 1 drink of red wine at night with dinner can be regarded as "safe". ...Read more

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Pain in upper left back after eating and sometimes while drinking alcohol. What can this be?

Pain in upper left back after eating and sometimes while drinking alcohol. What can this be?

Esophagitis: At 21 years of age, unless other issues unknown, it is likely that this upper left back pain is an esophagitis. This is likely not major problem now but suggests that you are drinking too much alcohol and you could have other accompanying problems that are serious like esophageal varices, ulcer and unlikely but potentially pancreas issues. You really need to stop alcohol until seeing your M.D. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the right lower part of your back hurts after drinking alcohol and you're on an antibiotic?

What does it mean when the right lower part of your back hurts after drinking alcohol and you're on an antibiotic?

Likely unrelated : Depending on which antibiotic you are on and the reason you are taking them and how much you drank the pain you are experiencing is probably unrelated. However the area in your back that hurts is near your kidney and if you drank a lot and the antibiotic is metabolized/excreted through the kidney then you may be overworking them. Or it may be muscle strain. Best not to drink when taking any meds. ...Read more

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Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?

Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?

Do not rush: you may find that exercise brings back symptoms of your concussion. Do not rush trying to get back to full exercise tolerance. Start slowly and build up slowly. You may find that alcohol may be more compromising than it has been in the past. Moderation should be the rule. The same with coffee and other caffeine containing drinks. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up.  I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since.  I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

ConcussionAlcoholism: Your Life is Precious! “hit the back of my head really hard, nauseous, and continued headache” require immediate Diagnosis. Please go to ER, have all necessary tests and Radiological studies; have consultation with a Neurologist. After medical treatment, see a Psychiatrist for Alcoholism and Stress ;go to Rehab program and attend daily AA Meetings. Feel Wonder of Giant Causeway in your country! ...Read more

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What can be done to cut back on drinking alcohol?

Does alcohol cause : You impairment in life? Is alcohol causing interpersonal problems? Does it take more alcohol to get the same effect you used to have? Do you drink more than intended? Do you spend a lot of time drinking or suffering the effects of drinking? Have you tried unsuccessful to cut down or quite before. If very many of these questions were answered with a yes, then consider sobriety and aa meetings. ...Read more

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I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now .Am i still in danger of going back to it?

I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now .Am i still in danger of going back to it?

Ongoing support: Without ongoing support from a community who knows the ropes of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, you could be in danger of a relapse. This is different from being in alcohol withdrawal. Sustaining behavioral change can be difficult, and you'll need to develop other ways of coping with life than drinking if you want to be "out of danger." aa is there for you if you're willing. http://www.aa.org. ...Read more

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I keep getting a very sore back of my neck about a day after drinking alcohol, is this normal?

I keep getting a very sore back of my neck about a day after drinking alcohol, is this normal?

Interesting, No: "Is that normal": No. But, what is the mechanism? Not clear. Both sides, back of neck? Any other muscle involvement? If both sides and no other symptoms then maybe stress issues associated with drinking. Do you get migraine or tension headaches? If one side then maybe something to do with how you sleep. If other symptoms then possibilities expand. ...Read more

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I was drinking alcohol and i blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?

I was drinking alcohol and i blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?

Potentially: How long did you black out for? Is the headache becoming worse and do you have other symptoms? Do you have any nausea or vomiting and has there been any change in your behavior. Alcohol may mask some of these symptoms, so I would say yes...see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol bring back the pain from my portal vein thrombosis?

Will drinking alcohol bring back the pain from my portal vein thrombosis?

I am concerned: about ANYONE who would ask that question, and that concern is that you have either alcohol abuse or dependence. You are also on Flagyl, which has an antabuse-like reaction if alcohol is taken with it. You should be asking this question of your doctor, but I strongly suspect you know what that physician would say, and that is why you are asking online. Discuss your drinking with a counselor. ...Read more

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Would 2 nights of heavy drinking cause an enlarged spleen? If the liver is perfectly healthy? If so would it go back to normal not drinking alcohol?

Would 2 nights of heavy drinking cause an enlarged spleen? If the liver is perfectly healthy? If so would it go back to normal not drinking alcohol?

No: and am not sure how you know your spleen is enlarged. If you had some kind of scan or ultrasound, you need to be asking the doctor who ordered that test. The spleen does not enlarge in alcohol-related disease until the liver is very very sick (cirrhosis). Many things can cause splenic enlargement, and only your physician can figure it out with full history, examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more