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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
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
Unlikely: It's unlikely that drinking 2x/month will lead to erectile dysfunction. However, moderate alcohol consumption is up to 2drinks/d in men and up to 1drink/d in women. 500mL = 17oz but 1 drink = 12oz beer = 8-9oz malt liquor = 5oz wine = 1.5oz 80proof spirits. Check out http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/standard-drink. In general, ED is performance anxiety in 16yo ...Read more
Does large amounts of alcohol intake on occasions cause permanent ED or temporary? Or does it even cause it at all.
Usually temporary: Shakespeare recognized this 300 years ago when he said that alcohol doth provoke 3 things - nosepainting, urine and lechery. Lechery it does both provoke and unprovoke - it provokes the desire but unprovokes the performance. You are 16, and alcohol is dangerous for you in many, many ways. Severe alcoholics can cause nerve damage and hormonal changes that can cause permanent dysfunction. Talk to MD ...Read more
Does large amounts of alcohol intake on occasions cause permanent ED? Or is it only temporary? Or perhaps none at all.
Alcohol: Can cause both short term and long term dysfunction. Alcohol is a depressant, and using it heavily can make it difficult for a man to achieve erections or reach an orgasm while under the influence. Overdoing booze is a common cause of erectile dysfunction. Long-term erectile dysfunction has been linked to chronic heavy use of alcohol. ...Read more
Champagne n choclat: In small amounts (1 standard glass wine/beer etc/day), both alchol and chocolate have been associated with some positive health effects for some, but too much alcohol will damage your kidneys, liver, heart, esophogus n more. Too much choclate will also cause weight gain and the associated health risks. Serious health consequences from alcohol is probably much more common - than chocolate overdo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes through out the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not methanol: The only drinking alcohol is ethyl alcohol and this is what is contained in most potable beverages. It is not so much the type of drink you are using as it is the amount of ethanol you are consuming on a regular basis. Alcohol is generally harmful only when used to excess. A bottle of beer usually contains about the same amount of etoh as a shot of whiskey. ...Read more
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