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Back Pain After Drinking Alcohol
Irritation: Alcohol is an irritant to the liver and pancreas as well as the stomach itself. If these organs are irritated enough they will cause pain in the abdomen and the back. Most people who drink overdo it. Only you can decide if you are an "alcoholic" but usually these people are unable to quit completely at will and/or regulate the amount they drink. Alcoholics anonymous is a reliable way to stay quit. ...Read more
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
Intolaerance...: If you have abdominal pain and possibly bloating and diarrhe after milk , it could be lactose intolerance. Cramping in abdomen can simply be radiating to the back becasue of nerves connetion and so called"transferred pain" . Kepp your food diary and pay attention to any further symptoms. I f no better with elimination of milk see you doc. ...Read more
Only temporarily: Alcohol has muscle relaxing properties but it has activations too. The rebound from alcohol makes pain worse and leads to it being one of the most addictive sedatives and one of the most toxic to the liver. Drinking beer for pain relief often ends up in problem drinking or worse, alcohol dependence with all the extra health and personal complications. See a doctor for diagnosis and safe treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritation: Alcoholis rapidly metabolized in the body, and generates reactive oxygen species. As a pro-oxidant, it causes oxidative damage to the cells and tissues in the GI tract. The stomach and the intestines have a single layer of cells lining its inner side, which normally provides a barrier. When this barrier is disrupted, inflammation can occur, leading to stomach pain. Gastritis, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more
How much alcohol?: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Don't drink alcohol until your wound has healed and you are fully off of narcotics and muscle relaxants. These meds are not to be taken with alcohol. And as always....Moderation is the key. One glass of wine after a month may be okay but several drinks is usually not a good idea. Speak to your md for detailed info regarding your specific case. ...Read more
Have had severe upper back pain for months. Worsens while lying on back or after consuming alcohol. Thoughts?
Pain after alcohol in heart after drinking half a bottle of vodka pain persist after 2 days can i recover fully from it?
1/2 bottle Vodka: Looks like you have already recovered. However, you would be very stupid to carry on with this behavior. One drink is fine but 1/2 bottle is crazy! ...Read more
Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol.. What could it be?
I have instant severe abdominal pain on my left side after eating and drinking ANYTHING, worse after drinking alcohol.I suffer from endo if related.
Abdominal pain: Get an evaluation. It could be diverticulitis- an inflammation of the outpouchings of the large intestine. Drink 6-8 glasses daily, eat fiber and fresh fruits to have regular bowel movements. Endometriosis may be related, depending on where the endometrial tissue is located. ...Read more
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
Unrelated: They is no relationship between the two. ...Read more
First, i Hope that : You are not having a drinking problem. The cure of your problem is stop drinking. Alcohol can damage your heart by increasing your o2 consumption and requirements creating chest pains . Also can decrease gastroesophageal sphincter tone and cause reflux and chest pain. Your body it's telling you to stop. Listen to your body and stop and do not drink at all. My advice. Good luck. ...Read more
I have gnawing pain lower left abdomen. Aggravates after alcohol. Goes away on abstaining for a few days.?
A warning sign...: There are a number of potential causes--reduction in healthy bacterial flora of the colon, ulceration in the small bowel, or a low-lying stomach that is inflammed (worsened by alcohol exposure). In any case, you have established a cause-and-effect relationship of pain with alcohol intake. Time to abstain please and pursue evaluation through your doctor. ...Read more
What else can cause dull pain in ruq after eating when i've already had my gallbladder out for 7 years? Started after drinking cola on empty stomach.
Caffeine : Caffeine may be upsetting your stomach- i suggest avoiding caffeine from coke, coffee and chocolate. ...Read more
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