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How come I get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

How come I get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

Back pain and EtOH: Not any real association that I can think of. Only rare association is with certain lymphomas. That would be a stretch, and I don't think you need to worry. Otherwise, your "back" pain may actually be related to inflammation internally—abdominal contents/organs that may be the true source of symptoms. I think this is more likely. ...Read more

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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Is there anything that can cause pain in kidneys after drinking alcohol?

Is there anything that can cause pain in kidneys after drinking alcohol?

It's not kidney pain: Nothing would cause kidney pain after alcohol (it may be coming from liver instead and not kidney), kidneys usually don't hurt unless it has stones or infection or blockage to urine flow acutely! ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol hard on the kidneys?

Is drinking alcohol hard on the kidneys?

Usually not: Only if you drink so much that you become dehydrated, or if you drink antifreeze, wood alcholol, running alcohol, or home-made alcohol that was sitting in a container impregnated with lead. ...Read more

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What happens to the kidneys a day after you stop drinking alcohol?

What happens to the kidneys a day after you stop drinking alcohol?

Depends: Alcohol effects the liver more than the kidneys. Generally if one stays well hydrated there is no clinical effect on the kidneys. ...Read more

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How long can it take to damage your liver/kidneys from drinking alcohol?

It depends: There are many factors involved, such as other stressors on these organs, your age, how often you drink and how much at a time. If you have a family history of alcoholism or other drug addiction, it becomes more likely that your drinking will at some point get our of control. In general, the heavier you drink, the more damage is done. ...Read more

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What causes burning pain in right flank area the day after drinking alcohol?

What causes burning pain in right flank area the day after drinking alcohol?

Possibly Liver: Your liver is on the right side and alcohol is toxic to the liver. Please discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning and sharp pains in kidneys and redness in face gets worse when drinking alcohol feel tired and run down a lot any suggestions thanks?

Burning and sharp pains in kidneys and redness in face gets worse when drinking alcohol feel tired and run down a lot any suggestions thanks?

See your doc!: Sounds like you may be drinking a bit too much. But it may also be an allergic reaction, or some problem with your kidneys. Alcohol can give you a great high, but the downward plunge afterwards can be devastating! You can experiment by avoiding alcohol for a couple of weeks and see if the symptoms fade. If not, please check with a medical doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the right lower part of your back hurts after drinking alcohol and you're on an antibiotic?

Likely unrelated: Depending on which antibiotic you are on and the reason you are taking them and how much you drank the pain you are experiencing is probably unrelated. However the area in your back that hurts is near your kidney and if you drank a lot and the antibiotic is metabolized/excreted through the kidney then you may be overworking them. Or it may be muscle strain. Best not to drink when taking any meds. ...Read more

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Every time I drink alcohol I get pains in my lower back I get these pains the day after I've been drinking what could be the cause of these pains?

Every time I drink alcohol I get pains in my lower back I get these pains the day after I've been drinking what could be the cause of these pains?

Seek urgent care!: Sounds quite concerning. Could be pancreatitis, kidney stones or something else in the back or abdomen. Not to mention one shouldn't be drinking alcohol when pregnant. Please seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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Can I continue to be taking alcohol with a lower back pain nd itching on every area of my abdomen after drinking?

Can I continue to be taking alcohol with a lower back pain nd itching on every area of my abdomen after drinking?

No: While many people use etoh to help relieve anxiety and/or pain- it is not a good idea to try to fix something you don't understand. In your case, I would see your doctor to get labs and check your health. ...Read more

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Why do I have a terrible back itch after drinking alcohol?

Why do I have a terrible back itch after drinking alcohol?

Hard to say: Alcohol causes flushing, in part by release of histamine and in part because of direct vascular effects. In most people it involves the face and neck, but others get flushing (together with itching) of the back, chest or the entire body. It usually means you have either a variant enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde into acetic acid and water. This is most common in Asians & Native Americans. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old. And I have started drinking alcohol just 2 months back. What quantity is preferable so that I can enjoy by maintaining good health.

I'm 27 years old. And I have started drinking alcohol just 2 months back. What quantity is preferable so that I can enjoy by maintaining good health.

Usually 1: Generally, liver doctors don't recommend drinking alcohol as it can damage the liver over time and lead to problems down the line, however, if you do not have any chronic liver disease, having 1 drink of red wine at night with dinner can be regarded as "safe". ...Read more

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What can be done to cut back on drinking alcohol?

Does alcohol cause: You impairment in life? Is alcohol causing interpersonal problems? Does it take more alcohol to get the same effect you used to have? Do you drink more than intended? Do you spend a lot of time drinking or suffering the effects of drinking? Have you tried unsuccessful to cut down or quite before. If very many of these questions were answered with a yes, then consider sobriety and aa meetings. ...Read more

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I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now. Am I still in danger of going back to it?

I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now. Am I still in danger of going back to it?

Ongoing support: Without ongoing support from a community who knows the ropes of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, you could be in danger of a relapse. This is different from being in alcohol withdrawal. Sustaining behavioral change can be difficult, and you'll need to develop other ways of coping with life than drinking if you want to be "out of danger." aa is there for you if you're willing. Http://www. Aa.org. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while taking metformin medifcation lower my blood sugar?

Will drinking alcohol while taking metformin medifcation lower my blood sugar?

Small amount/large: Drinking small amount of alcohol may be alright, but if you drink too much it can lead to a serious condition called lactic acidosis, which can be life threatning, discuss with your doctor how much you can drink
it will not lower your blood sugar, and may raise it as alcohol is carbs. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will not drinking alcohol lower my AST and alt?

Let's find out: If you have to ask, the liver enzymes may well be up because of your drinking. If they go down to healthy ranges on two weeks of abstinence, it's your wake-up call and time to find other ways to enjoy yourself without alcohol. If not, look for some other treatable cause -- hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, medication effect. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left back after eating and sometimes while drinking alcohol. What can this be?

Pain in upper left back after eating and sometimes while drinking alcohol. What can this be?

Esophagitis: At 21 years of age, unless other issues unknown, it is likely that this upper left back pain is an esophagitis. This is likely not major problem now but suggests that you are drinking too much alcohol and you could have other accompanying problems that are serious like esophageal varices, ulcer and unlikely but potentially pancreas issues. You really need to stop alcohol until seeing your M.D. ...Read more

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Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?

Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?

Do not rush: You may find that exercise brings back symptoms of your concussion. Do not rush trying to get back to full exercise tolerance. Start slowly and build up slowly. You may find that alcohol may be more compromising than it has been in the past. Moderation should be the rule. The same with coffee and other caffeine containing drinks. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

ConcussionAlcoholism: Your Life is Precious!
“hit the back of my head really hard, nauseous, and continued headache” require immediate Diagnosis.
Please go to ER, have all necessary tests and Radiological studies; have consultation with a Neurologist.
After medical treatment, see a Psychiatrist for Alcoholism and Stress ;go to Rehab program and attend daily AA Meetings.
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Will drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness of clarithromycin? And would it be bad for your liver?

Will drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness of clarithromycin? And would it be bad for your liver?

No: Ethanol will not decrease efficacy of clarithromycin, but is not wise to drink when you have infection because it interferes with immune function, particularly leukocyte function. You do not say how much alcohol you are drinking, but excessive amounts can damage the liver. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol to excess lower sperm count? Smoking & drugs too?

Can drinking alcohol to excess lower sperm count? Smoking & drugs too?

Yes to all three: Moderate to heavy alcohol drinking, smoking or chewing tobacco, and drugs including marijuana and opiates, both illegal and prescription painkillers, can all reduce sperm numbers and/or quality. ...Read more

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Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more

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I keep getting a very sore back of my neck about a day after drinking alcohol, is this normal?

I keep getting a very sore back of my neck about a day after drinking alcohol, is this normal?

Interesting, No: "Is that normal": No. But, what is the mechanism? Not clear. Both sides, back of neck? Any other muscle involvement? If both sides and no other symptoms then maybe stress issues associated with drinking. Do you get migraine or tension headaches? If one side then maybe something to do with how you sleep. If other symptoms then possibilities expand. ...Read more

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I was drinking alcohol and I blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?

I was drinking alcohol and I blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?

Potentially: How long did you black out for? Is the headache becoming worse and do you have other symptoms? Do you have any nausea or vomiting and has there been any change in your behavior. Alcohol may mask some of these symptoms, so I would say yes...see your doctor. ...Read more