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Does throwing up after drinking alcohol mean you have alcohol poisoning?

Does throwing up after drinking alcohol mean you have alcohol poisoning?

No: Vomiting after drinking alcohol can be related to number of different causes- most commonly either drinking too much or too fast. Alcohol poisoning refers extreme intoxication and is usually characterized by a person who is passed out or unresponsive. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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I drunk a bit hard yesterday.everything I eat today,I am throwing out vomiting what happened to me?Is it alcohol poisoning?

I drunk a bit hard yesterday.everything I eat today,I am throwing out vomiting what happened to me?Is it alcohol poisoning?

CHEERS!: You are right - alcohol intoxication/hangover is likely what you're experiencing. Other possibilities include stomach irritation/gastritis, ulcer etc.Go see your Dr for any concerns or if your condition worsens. Bottoms up! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a hangover and alcohol poisoning? I drank a lot last night. Symptoms: vomiting, rapid heart rate, weak/shaky

How can you tell the difference between a hangover and alcohol poisoning? I drank a lot last night. Symptoms: vomiting, rapid heart rate, weak/shaky

They can go together: You should have a physical exam to be sure your medical condition is stable. Depending on the amount and duration of your drinking as well as the exact nature of your symptoms some medication usually short term may be prescribed. Hopefully there will be a discussion of your drinking pattern and how it is impacting your life . ...Read more

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Can you experience alcohol poisoning the day after drinking? I had 8 drinks in 8 hours, i never blacked out, just threw up and feel sick today.

Gastritis, hepatitis: Acute alcohol poisoning may cause gastritis and hepatitis. The symptoms from these lesions may persist for days if not longer. No good can come from consuming alcohol. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I drank WAY too much last night and was throwing up so much that I ended up throwing up blood. Did I have alcohol poisoning?

I drank WAY too much last night and was throwing up so much that I ended up throwing up blood. Did I have alcohol poisoning?

Vomiting blood: Less likely poisoning but the blood you vomited was likely due to stress on your GI tract from the act of vomiting. If this is continuing - See your PCP or go to the ER. Please avoid drinking in excess - not good for your liver. Drinking to excess can lead to alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Did I have alcohol poisoning? I didn't eat all day & went out for some drinks, ended up mixing alcohols & had 3 shots & 3 vodka drinks. Don't remember anything past getting in a friends car to her house. Apparently threw up everywhere while unconscious an

Did I have alcohol poisoning? I didn't eat all day & went out for some drinks, ended up mixing alcohols & had 3 shots & 3 vodka drinks. Don't remember anything past getting in a friends car to her house. Apparently threw up everywhere while unconscious an

Very dangerous: Alcohol toxicity can occur whenever you drink too much too fast. This can be very serious and you can even die from this. Please seek help if you are not able to control your drinking. Blacking out like that is a clear indication of toxicity and indicates a need for help with stopping alcohol use. ...Read more

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Did I have a seizure? Had alcohol poisoning, threw up a lot while passed out 4 hrs. Woke up freezing & started convulsing uncontrollably & threw up.

Did I have a seizure? Had alcohol poisoning, threw up a lot while passed out 4 hrs. Woke up freezing & started convulsing uncontrollably & threw up.

Impossible to say: I don't know what you mean by "convulsing uncontrollably." If you were having lots of muscle movements, AND you were CONSCIOUS of it, that is not a seizure. Most alcohol withdrawal seizures occur within 12-48 hours of discontinuing alcohol, and it sounds like yours was sooner than that. You clearly have a problem with alcohol and you need to get some counseling to moderate or stop its use. ...Read more

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If you drank alcohol (vodka) but hoursayer you feel nauseous.. does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?

If you drank alcohol (vodka) but hoursayer you feel nauseous.. does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?

No: The stuff will make you sick to your stomach if you drink more than a little bit. You're almost an adult. Please be careful with that stuff. Drink very little if any. ...Read more

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What does "alcohol poisoning" mean - does it mean that the alcohol went bad?

What does "alcohol poisoning" mean - does it mean that the alcohol went bad?

No: Alcohol "poisoning" refers to drinking so much alcohol (or enough alcohol too quickly) that the person becomes unconscious / unresponsive. ...Read more

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What is the level of blood alcohol that means you have alcohol poisoning?

What is the level of blood alcohol that means you have alcohol poisoning?

It varies: Alcohol poisoning refers to an extremely intoxicated state. Because the body develops tolerance to alcohol with daily, chronic use, the degree of intoxication varies dramatically at a given blood alcohol level depending on the tolerance of the person. In other words, a person who almost never drinks might suffer "alcohol poisoning" at a relatively low blood alcohol level. ...Read more

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What to do about alcohol poisoning?

What to do about alcohol poisoning?

Go to a hospital: True alcohol "poisoning" is when you drink enough to not just fall asleep, but to go into a coma, and have your breathing slow down. You would not be typing your question online if you were alcohol poisoned. If you are drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly, you at greater risk of cirrhosis, heart damage, pancreatitis, many kinds of cancer and other complications than you are of poisoning. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

Is a serious & sometimes fatal consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in short period of time. It affects your breathing, gag reflex & heart rate, leading to coma. Needs emergency medical treatment thru breathing support, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more