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Can alcohol poisoning cause constipation and cramps?

Can alcohol poisoning cause constipation and cramps?

Dehydration: Not so much the alcohol specifically, as likely the secondary effect of the dehydration that it causes leading to constipation and abdominal cramps as the earth attempts to move. Also, general muscle cramps from the dehydration and electrolyte issues it can cause. Consider professional detoxification and treatment. ...Read more

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Manage hemmorhoids (constipation) with hifibre.But, having some alcohol, eg. Small glass wine causes severe bleeding in roids.This mean no alcohol ever?

Manage hemmorhoids (constipation) with hifibre.But, having some alcohol, eg. Small glass wine causes severe bleeding in roids.This mean no alcohol ever?

No: Alcohol may cause some burning in the peri anal area but usually not bleeding. Watch your diet as well. Drink a lot of fluids - not alcohol- but water. If you have severe bleeding you may have another cause of GI bleed not necessarily hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pricking pain in lower abdomen after eating or drinking alcohol? No constipation. I don't eat a lot.

What is the cause of pricking pain in lower abdomen after eating or drinking alcohol? No constipation. I don't eat a lot.

Ignore no symptoms: Abdominal discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss identifying a pregnancy, or finding and treating a problem that can be corrected. Would cut out the alcohol for now though. ...Read more

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Am going to a party tonight and would like to know if it would be safe to consume alcohol or should I just hold off on the drinking if i'm having constipation?

Am going to a party tonight and would like to know if it would be safe to consume alcohol or should I just hold off on the drinking if i'm having constipation?

You can drink consti: There is no reason you can not drink alcohol even if you are constipated, but drink in maderation always especially if you plan to drive. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol get rid of your constipation?

This isn't the way : To do it. Abuse of alcohol can shorten transit time in the intestines. This can cause diarrhea in alcoholics. However, you are doing damage to the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Is there any link between acute-chronic prostititis pain and perineum/scrotal pain, constipation and mild alcohol consumption? Will alcohol worsen it?

Is there any link between acute-chronic prostititis pain and perineum/scrotal pain, constipation and mild alcohol consumption? Will alcohol worsen it?

There is a link: Perineal pain in men is often caused by prostatitis, due to the closeness of the prostate to the pelvic floor. We call that feeling tenesmus, a feeling like you have to strain to move bowels, though no stool is present. Add a fiber supplement like psyllium and drink more water. While alcohol won't make it worse, it will conteract the fiber which needs water to work. Drink more water. ...Read more

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Can an alcoholic be constipated because of not taking alcohol?

Can an alcoholic be constipated because of not taking alcohol?

Unlikely: If a person is dependent on alcohol, alcohol withdrawal will often cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Constipation would be unusual. If this is you, and your bowel habits have changed, it is good that you have stopped drinking alcohol, but i would recommend seeing your doctor for a full check-up and mention that your bowel habits have changed. It may require a full GI evaluation. ...Read more

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Can alcohol make you constipated? Had two shots of rum, 4 hours later same thing. Feeling ill stomach & constipation.

Can alcohol make you constipated? Had two shots of rum, 4 hours later same thing. Feeling ill stomach & constipation.

Gastritis: Not sure about the constipation, but alcohol can cause stomach upset by causing mucosal irritation in the stomach. The effect is more if someone is taking ASA or NSAID's (like ibuprofen)...Thanks ...Read more

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Why do I have severe upper stomach pain, growling almost in my chest, severe constipation, nausea, can't drink alcohol? What could this be?

Why do I have severe upper stomach pain, growling almost in my chest, severe constipation, nausea, can't drink alcohol? What could this be?

Any number of things: It sounds like you need to be seen and evaluated. While all of your symptoms may be related to each other, it is not common to have all of these complaints at one time. Could be reflux, could be irritable bowel syndrome, could be your gallbladder, could be diet and lifestyle related. Find a good family practitioner and sort it out! :). ...Read more