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Can Drinking Alcohol Irritate Gall Stones
Is it normal to urinate 15 - 18 times within 24 hours with Irritable Bowel Syndrome when the only symptom that day is Fatigue? (I do NOT drink alcohol
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
Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?
I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related. Don't drink/no gall stones?
Maybe: Obviously avoid alcohol if it causes any pain or discomfort. Best treatment for gall stones is have a laparscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder) which in good medical centers is performed as a day surgery procedure. Red wine can increase gall bladder symptoms. Alcohol/wine can irritate a sensetive bladder, specially ic patients. Why consume it if results are unpleasant? ...Read more
Recent cat scan showed calcification on head of pancreatitis had gall stones gb removed in April should I be concerned do not drink?
Best to be moderate: In your alcohol consumption. The CT suggests that your pancreas has some scarring, or is in the process of healing from, pancreatitis. That might have been from the gallstones you've had removed, or it could be from excessive alcohol consumption or high cholesterol, to name a few. As your pancreas is healing it is best to avoid alcohol to avoid re-injury. ...Read more
Gallstone factors: Gallstones are linked to chronic liver disease (stones usually of pigment type), but also reflect low hdl/high triglycerides, genetics, age, sex (females 2x more), obesity, drugs, low fiber, tpn, diabetes, hemolysis, pregnancy, primary biliary diseases. Factors in stone formation include: bile supersaturated with cholesterol, nucleation of cholesterol crystals, & impaired gallbladder function. ...Read more
Yes, but: I know of no contraindication as to alcohol and gall stones. Fatty foods is a non-no! Certainly moderation is the name of the game as excess of alcohol drinking is detrimental to your health. As and additional advise the presence of gall stones is a clear indication for their removal in my humble opinion as complication could be quite nasty. Check with your md! ...Read more
17 years ago I develop necrotizing pancreatitis due to gallstones. Is it safe to drink 5 percent alcohol wine coolers.? I've been very healthy since.
Probably ok: Most things in moderation are ok. If you think it causes pain, then stop. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol again after acute pancreatitis? Due to gallstones and ercp. It's been one month. Healthy
I have gallstones, need gallbladder removed, heard drinking apple juice, olive oil n lemon juice passes the stones, one is very large. Does it work?
No: No. It's an often mentioned home remedy that does not work. And it tastes nasty too! Spare yourself. ...Read more
Don't drink, no gallstones. Have pain sometimes on left side undr breast to bottom of rib, found a kidney stone, could it be an ulcer or pancreatic to?
I have upper left abdomen pain with nausea fatique I also have gallstones the pain occurred immediately after drinking one glasses of alcohol I am 31?
Gallstones: Symptoms from gallstones can be upper abdominal pressure discomfort, bloating and nausea. But gallstones are not likely causing left upper abdominal discomfort. I do not know that drinking alcohol would necessarily cause gallstone symptoms. You could have gastritis or esophagitis, and could see a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
I am on Methylprednisolone 4mg 6 pack. I am on my 3rd day. I know it may irritate the stomach but will drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness?
No, but: Both can irritate your stomachGet a more detailed answer ›
My husband had gall stones and had it removed two weeks ago and his pancreas is still hurting. How long does the pancreas hurt? He is not a drinker.
Not drink???: Your body, via your stomach, is telling you that you are taking in something that disagrees with it, and perhaps you should listen. You may already have gastritis or pancreatitis and the alcohol may be making these worse (or causing them, for that matter). When people keep doing something despite it causing them problems, then they have a problem with that "something, " whether alcohol or heroin. ...Read more
Have a better?: Why do you continue to drink alcohol when it makes you suddenly puke? Continuing to drink when it regularly causes a particular problem IS a sign of a drinking problem, and I strongly suggest you discuss it with your health care provider. Alcohol, especially in larger amounts, causes inflammation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, as well as pancreas and liver, and all can cause nausea. ...Read more
NO!!!!!!!!!!: The combination of Acetaminophen and alcohol can be extraordinarily dangerous, because alcohol converts the medication into more of the toxic substance which can damage the liver. While normal doses together with "social" drinking will not likely cause harm, even regular doses like 2 500 mg tabs 4 x daily can cause problems with excessive drinking. If you have problems not drinking, get help! ...Read more
Support: You need to find ways to support yourself. Many people find groups like alcoholics anonymous to be helpful to stay sober in even the most difficult social situations. Understanding yourself and your drinking will help you know how not to drink. Consider therapy for yourself as well. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
No effect: Alcohol does not effect the GB. Rather in excess it effects sites it comes in contact with directly or indirectly. Here oral cavity lesions, esophageal lesions and gastriis are not uncommon. There is a secondary effect where patients who are alcoholic can develop severe pancreatitis. ...Read more
Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood. ...Read more
Pain med and alcohol: Persistent use of both -when there is no need -is bad and problematic. ...Read more
No problem: No adverse effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Etoh and Cancer: Hello, in small amounts none. If you have cancer of the liver secondary to cirrhosis, and you have end stage liver disease than yes it will. If you have cancer from anywhere that has spread to the liver, yes it would. But if you had stage 2 colon cancer the alcohol won't do anything except make the nausea from chemo worse. So answer is no, it depends! OK? But, a glass of wine daily won't... ...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 more
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