Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can Alcohol Make You Constipated

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Eric Kaplan
2,476 doctors shared insights

Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
Can drinking alcohol get rid of your constipation?

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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
Can alcohol make you contstipated?

Can alcohol make you contstipated?

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

8

8
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
Will drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (500ml or less) twice a month, cause permanent ED?

Will drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (500ml or less) twice a month, cause permanent ED?

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

13

13
I'm 28 year old. I smoked and drunk alcohol. But from 4 month i'm suffering from ED and high bp. Plz help me?

See a Doctor.: High BP and ed can be treated , you have to see a doctor to get evaluated. Naturally too much alcohol and smoking can cause BP and ed. Healthy life style is the best way to start ...Read more

14

14
Does large amounts of alcohol intake on occasions cause permanent ED or temporary? Or does it even cause it at all.

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

15

15
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

16

16
Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Does alcohol affects teenage growth?

Does alcohol affects teenage growth?

YES: alcohol use in excess may have many bad side effects on many systems of your body including nutrition, livers, kidney and brain . May result in nutritional deficiencies and hormonal influences affecting growth ...Read more

18

18
Which is worse: alcohol or chocolate?

Which is worse: alcohol or chocolate?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Why is rubbing alcohol good for pain?

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

20

20
What types of alcohol is least harmful?

What types of alcohol is least harmful?

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