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Shoulder Pain When Drinking Alcohol
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol.. What could it be?
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
Duh... No : Alcohol can raise blood pressure. High BP can stress your heart. The most common reason for a 22 yo to have a BP problem is fibromuscular dysplasia. Next is a pheo or thyroid disease. Alcohol can cause problems with both . It is also a diuretic.....Usually this is not a problem in a young person. Something is up though...... See a doctor. ...Read more
A warning sign: Pain is your body's way of saying stop! of course, not all pain signals something bad, nor are all therapeutic procedures painless. However, there is nothing therapeutic about downing a lot of beer into a stomach that hurts. A reasonable assumption is that your stomach is already inflammed, so beer just irritates further an already irritated stomach lining. Stop drinking, & please get evaluated. ...Read more
Sometimes when I drink alcohol I experience neck and shoulder pain after the first 1-2 drinks. It typically subsides quickly. What is this?
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
Severe abdominal spasms when I drink a little alcohol. not an alcoholic or even regular drinker. Severe pain in ribs and upper back.
Be seen: There are multiple potential causes, but one possibility could be an abnormality with your pancreas which can cause the symptoms you describe and sometimes can be associated with alcohol consumption. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely yield an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Only temporarily: Alcohol has muscle relaxing properties but it has activations too. The rebound from alcohol makes pain worse and leads to it being one of the most addictive sedatives and one of the most toxic to the liver. Drinking beer for pain relief often ends up in problem drinking or worse, alcohol dependence with all the extra health and personal complications. See a doctor for diagnosis and safe treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would pain in lower right stomach quadrant that aggravates 1 day after alcohol abuse indicate? No pain during boozing. Soft swollen belly.
? salivary blockage: Most likely not, but also make sure you do not use qtips. They are an instrument of the devil. Rare salivary blockage can do it. See if it is specific foods (ie sour). Rare rare reportable tumors can do it, but unlikely. ...Read more
First, i Hope that : You are not having a drinking problem. The cure of your problem is stop drinking. Alcohol can damage your heart by increasing your o2 consumption and requirements creating chest pains . Also can decrease gastroesophageal sphincter tone and cause reflux and chest pain. Your body it's telling you to stop. Listen to your body and stop and do not drink at all. My advice. Good luck. ...Read more
After drinking a cocktail burning pain in right shoulder between neck and shoulder tip and down right arm. What causes this? Pcp says not heart.
Shoulder pain: If you are right handed and were drinking the cocktail with your right hand, it may well be a cause in your shoulder such as impingment or the trapezius muscle causing pain. It is not likely to be the cocktail. It may even have origin in your cervical spine with a pinched nerve for example. Please get evaluated if symptoms continue ...Read more
Most likely a cavity: It seems that you have a cavity. Any damage to the tooth that exposes the interior of the tooth is going to result in the type of pain you have. Even though you can have a cavity and not experience symptoms till later. Possible gum disease exposing the roots or too much pressure on a tooth can also cause pain. Need an examination with xrays for possible hidden issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
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