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Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Gastritis or spasm: Sounds like a good reason to avoid the empty calories. Upper middle (/epigastric) discomfort from alcohol can be due to gastritis--when the stomach lining becomes irritated/raw/inflamed and painful when exposed to noxious substances; or could be an allergic-type response, causing esophageal spasm, which usually lasts 10-20 minutes per episode and is extremely uncomfortable. Try avoidance. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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Major upper stomach pain after drinking alcohol waking up in the middle of the night and on lo ogestrel. Major pain went away next day?

Major upper stomach pain after drinking alcohol waking up in the middle of the night and on lo ogestrel. Major pain went away next day?

Alcoholic gastritis: This sounds like alcohol induced stomach pain. It can happen in some people, usually after drinking too much alcohol and almost always clears up within a day or two. ...Read more

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Left low stomach pain, can this be related to drinking alcohol, if so what could this be?

Left low stomach pain, can this be related to drinking alcohol, if so what could this be?

Alcohol: Depending on quantity of alcohol & how long u have been consuming it. Probably your stomach or pancreas or bowels. Best to have it looked at by your primary care doc. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has stomach pain and rectal bleeding. Can this be caused by not eating but drinking alcohol?

My girlfriend has stomach pain and rectal bleeding. Can this be caused by not eating but drinking alcohol?

Pain and bleeding: Drinking too much is not a good idea.
Perhaps more important, at age 47 she should see a Gynecologist to make sure there is no issue with loosing control of her periods!
Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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My girlfriend has stomach pain and blood in stool. Can this be caused by not eating and drinking alcohol?

My girlfriend has stomach pain and blood in stool. Can this be caused by not eating and drinking alcohol?

Yes: Alcohol intake can cause bleeding in the intestine through multiple mechanisms. Alcohol is a poison and never did anybody any good. Your girl friend would be better served by not drinking. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have severe stomach pain after drinking?

I have severe stomach pain after drinking?

Stop drinking: Probably having bouts of pancreatitis due to high sensitivity to alcohol. Your body trying to warn you. Listen to it.. ...Read more

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Stomach ache after vomiting after drinking alcohol?

Stomach ache after vomiting after drinking alcohol?

See your family doc!: Alcohol is toxic to humans and organs. Sounds like you have really irritated your stomach and may have gastritis or esophagitis, which could cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt for days after I consume alcohol? I seem to vomit and have stomach pain even after a few shots, and I don't drink often

Why does my stomach hurt for days after I consume alcohol? I seem to vomit and have stomach pain even after a few shots, and I don't drink often

Pancreatitis: I understand your distress.
Commend yourself for not drinking often.
Stomach and vomiting are likely due to Alcohol induced Gastritis or Pancreatitis.
Your Health is Precious!
See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis and Treatment.
See Psychiatrist for therapy for stresses in life, use of Alcohol and its effects.
Attend AA meetings. ...Read more

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I'm 22have Gastronitis/Gerd. Whenever I drink alcohol or even sip a small amount I get the worst jitters with some stomach pain. What may be the cause?

I'm 22have Gastronitis/Gerd. Whenever I drink alcohol or even sip a small amount I get the worst jitters with some stomach pain. What may be the cause?

Alcohol Gastritis: I understand your discomfort.
Alcohol is one of the major triggers for Gastritis.
It is likely that Alcohol use in the past contributed to or exacerbated stomach pain
Alcohol can aggravate GERD.
See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis of Gastritis and GERD ;Treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy to cope with the stresses in life, use of Alcohol and its effects on your functioning; attend AA Meetings ...Read more

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I get severe stomach pain after eating avocados. Is this an allergy?

Possibly: Avocado are in the same family as cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. You can have an allergy: 1) to the tree-pollen where you develop local symptoms in the mouth and throat shortly after eating avocado; or the latex-fruit syndrome, where you can have generalized urticaria, abdominal pain, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain after eating?

Severe stomach pain after eating?

Many possible causes: Depending on how long after eating it happens (right away or several hours later), it could be stomach inflammation or ulcers, reflux (gerd), problems with your pancreas or gall bladder or even some type of blockage to normal emptying of the stomach (a growth within or on the outside of the stomach). If you are losing weight, have no appetite, or the pain is severe, see your doc asap! ...Read more

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My niece is 20 years old and suffering from moderate to severe stomach pain after she eats or not at all, what could be wrong?

My niece is 20 years old and suffering from moderate to severe stomach pain after she eats or not at all, what could be wrong?

Don't ignore symptom: Abdominal discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside her abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but she doesn't want to miss identifying a pregnancy, or finding and treating a problem that can be corrected. ...Read more

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Having severe stomach pain after almost every meal. In a very stressful work environment. No change in diet or suspected food allergies.

Having severe stomach pain after almost every meal. In a very stressful work environment. No change in diet or suspected food allergies.

Pain after eating: Severe stomach pain after eating can be related to a few issues: gall bladder illness (esp if pain radiates from upper right abdomen to your back on right side), spasm (ibs), anxiety, unidentified, new food intollerance (e.g. Gluten) that can develop in association with stress. Start a journal documenting exactly: dietary intake, location and type of pain, any improvement or worsening. Take to md. ...Read more

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Why am I getting severe stomach pain every 20 min?

Need examination...: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. Bleeding or tenderness suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. There is no substitute for a good medical evaluation--please seek yours asap. ...Read more

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I've had severe stomach pain for several years, what to do?

Stomach pain: Stomach pain for several years should be checked out because several internal problems could happen. Otherwise, it could be indigestion treated by antiacids, bland foods and calm nerves. Probably not serious because going on many years. ...Read more

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Have severe stomach pain but it goes away for 2 minuntes then comes back again?

Stomach pain: Nausea/ vomiting/ diarrhea/ appetite, blood in stool? The imtermittent nature could be cramping. Could be gastroenteritis (infection) gastritis/ ulcer with or without H pylori, or gallbladder, hernia, or constipation, as colon rides high, or diverticulitis depending on age. If lower abdomen could be UTI, if female may be vaginitis. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Can shingles bring on severe stomach pain?

No: Where is your shingles located?
I do not know any connection to abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What to do about severe stomach pain constipation?

What to do about severe stomach pain constipation?

Stay hydrated: The first rule of constipation is to stay well hydrated. If this doesn't work, try increasing the amount of fiber in the diet (food and supplements) to 20-25gm per day. Make sure to maintain hydration, otherwise the fiber may have the opposite effect. If this is new, ask you primary care if a GI referral for a colonoscopy is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is causing me to have severe stomach pain bad bloating and constipation?

What is causing me to have severe stomach pain bad bloating and constipation?

IBS?: Your symptoms are common and unfortunately not specific for any one problem. Statistically the most common diagnosis would be irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) - constipation predominant. Try a low-fodmap diet and/or probiotics for relief. More info about diet at ibsfree. Net. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my laxative causes severe stomach pain right before I use the bathroom?

Why does my laxative causes severe stomach pain right before I use the bathroom?

Laxative and cramps: What type of laxative s like colace, Mg citrate, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Milk of magnesia work by absorbing additional water into colon which in turn increases bulk, distention, osmotic pressure, perastalsis and cramping (pressure + perastalsis) ...Read more

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Getting severe stomach pain and liquid gas charge. It's mainly happening during long travel.

Getting severe stomach pain and liquid gas charge. It's mainly happening during long travel.

On the road: Especially road travel can mean long stretches w/out convenient toilet access. Even rest stops can mean unfamiliar or even dirty, yucky toilets. Road food can also be poor quality, or just different. All of these can combine to throw your digestion way off track. Often happens to me and also to my dog. She's learned to barely eat on long trips to avoid such problems. I've copied her and like it! ...Read more

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My sister is 15 years old, she is suffering from severe stomach pain during periods. Can you suggest something for this?

See your doctor: If your sister is having severe pain during periods, it is important that she have an examination by a physician. The doctor can determine what is wrong and offer treatment. Further, the doctor can follow your sisters progress and adjust treatments as necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more