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Can Alcohol Make You Constipated
Can alcohol make you constipated? Had two shots of rum, 4 hours later same thing. Feeling ill stomach & constipation.
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
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?
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
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
It can: most commonly causes diarrhea, but constipation is also possible. This is usually when alcohol is consumed to excess, not average social drinking of 1-2 drinks per day or less. If you are drinking at an unsafe level, you need to cut down. If you have problems cutting down, or if your drinking has reached abuse/dependency levels, you need to get help in stopping with a chemical dependency program. ...Read more
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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