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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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I drank unsweetened tea this afternoon and now my right side hurts. Especially when I push lightly on it. Why does my side hurt?

I drank unsweetened tea this afternoon and now my right side hurts. Especially when I push lightly on it. Why does my side hurt?

Tea: It is unlikely that the tea caused your abdominal discomfort. Right sided abdominal discomfort with associated tenderness can be due to gaseous distension, inflammation of appendix,gall bladder or right ovarian problems. More information is needed, but have your physician examine you if these symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why do I feel pain on my right side under my ribs after taking a sweetened drink?

Possible GB problem: My first thought is a gall bladder problem. See your doctor for appropriate tests. ...Read more

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My lower left side hurts when I Cough, it also hurts when I swim but not using my right side but use my left side to swim . When I use my left side on?

My lower left side hurts when I Cough, it also hurts when I swim but not using my right side but use my left side to swim . When I use my left side on?

Muscle Strain: If you are an active swimmer, you may have a mild muscle strain resulting in your discomfort. In the absence of any shortness of breath or radiation of your pain to the jaw or left arm, taking a few days off from the aggravating routine, increasing hydration with water and a trial of NSAIDs may help. ...Read more

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When I drink water my side and stomach starts to hurt?

When I drink water my side and stomach starts to hurt?

Hmm: I'd need get some more clarifying info to try to give you more complete thoughts, but sometimes water alone will trigger heartburn symptoms in people. Here are some thoughts & questions for you to talk to your doc about: plain water or flavored/carbonated? Happen w/ anything else? Skipping meals often? Blood in stool? Dark tarry stools? Other meds/med probs? Nausea/vomiting? Other sx? Good luck! ...Read more

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My head hurts when i drink alcohol, why?

My head hurts when i drink alcohol, why?

Blood vessel dilated: alcohol both directly and via a metabolite causes blood vessels to dilate, particularly in skin but also in the brain. The metabolite that does this, acetaldehyde, is poorly metabolized by some people, who tend to get both skin flushing and headaches, and even dizziness and fainting from low blood pressure. This is more common in Asians and Native Americans, but can occur in others. Stop drinking. ...Read more

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Why does my left breast hurt when I drink alcohol?

Why does my left breast hurt when I drink alcohol?

GI reflus: It could be a cardiac reason and you should go to ER OR IT could be GI S.sx of acid reflux ...Read more

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The right side of my neck hurts when i eat or drink something?

The right side of my neck hurts when i eat or drink something?

Need more info: If you are having pain with eating or drinking, some additional information regarding onset, other symptoms, etc, are needed, as well as a thorough clinical exam with possible additional studies. You should schedule an appointment with your doc. ...Read more

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Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Once sign of lymphom: Pain induced by alcohol is one sign of a lymphoma. Should be checked out. However if a behavior causes pain, is that behavior important enough to repeat? ...Read more

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I have a pain on my right side above my ribs. It hurts a lot and I can not lay on my left side., when I lay on my left side it hurts really bad?

Not enough: information. Did you break a rib? Trouble breathing? Fever? A lot more information is needed in addition to an exam and possibly x-rays or chest/ribs, perhaps U/S of upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Everytime I drink something cold my back teeth hurts. And my right ear and right side of my throat hurts!

Everytime I drink something cold my back teeth hurts. And my right ear and right side of my throat hurts!

Examination: Have your dentist take a look. You may have a deep cavity or a crack that is affected by the cold liquid and is referring pain along adjacent nerves. ...Read more

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I have dull pain on my right side that hurts when I press on it and hurts when I lay on my right side. pain getting more consistent.

I have dull pain on my right side that hurts when I press on it and hurts when I lay on my right side.  pain getting more consistent.

Pain: If it is in the area of the right lower abdomen conceivably could be your appendix I would suggest you see if physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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When i lay down i can lay on my back, right side and stomach.When i lay on my left side my guts start rumbling.Im not worried but what causes this?

When i lay down i can lay on my back, right side and stomach.When i lay on my left side my guts start rumbling.Im not worried but what causes this?

Rumbling Guts: When you lay on your left side, because of the anatomy of your gastrointestinal system, this position favors emptying of the stomach and enhances the gut's normal muscularity which is needed for movement of intestinal contents (peristalsis). This peristaltic action is what causes the "rumbling" sensation. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I get pain on my right side stomach when i run?

I get pain on my right side stomach when i run?

Side Stich: The most common reason for pain on the right side is an abdominal strain of the muscle. Most of the time, the pain goes away with slowing down your running pace. It can sometimes represent an issue with your gastrointestinal symptoms, so make sure you get evaluated. You should make sure you aren't dehydrated as this can contribute to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I drink alcahol?

Several possibilites: Your body objects to processing alcohol. Pain is meant to tell us something is amiss. This could be expressed as referred pain from your stomach, liver and/or kidneys. Worth a visit to your doc to get lab work (liver function), physical exam and discuss any other symptoms going on. More diagnostic info is needed to be able to comment in any more detail. ...Read more

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Stomach pain on my right side right under/below ribcage after eating mainly at night. Hurts worse when I press on it, i can feel whatever is painful?

Stomach pain on my right side right under/below ribcage after eating mainly at night. Hurts worse when I press on it, i can feel whatever is painful?

Nees checking: Right upper pain can be from duodenum , stomach, liver and gallbladder to name common causes. This also can be gas in the intestine below the liver. In any event go to a gastroenterologist for a work up asap ...Read more

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Why does my arm ache everytime i drink alcohol?

Quit drinking!!: I think your lt arm is telling you to quit drinking. There is no medical reason, that i can think off, to explain this phenomenon. But heed your good left arm, and quit before other parts of your body start rebelling against you as well. Good luck. ...Read more