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I get intense pain in my mid-upper back when i take medicine or drink alcohol sometime the pain just happens it feels like bad heartburn in my back?

I get intense pain in my mid-upper back when i take medicine or drink alcohol sometime the pain just happens it feels like bad heartburn in my back?

Referred pain : Your pain may be referred from your stomach, and it's important to always hydrate and not drink alcoholic beverages on an empty stomach, as this can irritate the stomach lining. If you take medicine that are strong, like Ibuprofen or other nsaid's, they too can irritate the stomach lining. So, make sure to visit your pcp to have this investigated, so you can enjoy your life more with less pain. ...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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Why do I get diharrea after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get diharrea after drinking alcohol?

Irritable bowel ??: Alcohol can stimulate irritable bowel symptoms of diarrhea. This could also be due to an allergic reaction. Best to see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you get a hernia from drinking alcohol?

Can you get a hernia from drinking alcohol?

Not per se: One cannot get a hernia from drinking alcohol. But passing out under the influence increases the risk for aspiration of stomach contents into the trachea and lungs. The cough associated with aspiration can be so vigorous as to cause hernias and in extreme cases a rupture of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol get oxycodone out of your system faster?

Probably not: I'm not aware that it does, but regardless, you shouldn't mix the two because you can die from the combined CNS depressant actions of both substances. I would advise never mixing the two just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Why can't I get a full night's sleep without drinking alcohol or taking a sedative?

Why can't I get a full night's sleep without drinking alcohol or taking a sedative?

See your doctor: For a work up. It may be related to your use of alcohol and medications, but insomnia can be related to many medical problems. Get it checked out before you self medicate. ...Read more

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After drinking alcohol i wake up the day after with a dull feeling around my heart. Every so often ill get a shock in the same place.What is it?

After drinking alcohol i wake up the day after with a dull feeling around my heart.  Every so often ill get a shock in the same place.What is it?

Chest pain: If you're getting chest discomfort after drinking alcohol, that's likely your body telling you to find something else to drink. You may be getting gastric or esophageal irritation. Not sure what your shock sensation could be without more description. ...Read more

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What can you get from drinking alcohol too much?

What can you get from drinking alcohol too much?

Death: By car accident, by fire (fall asleep with a lit cigarette), by dementia, but cirrhosis of the liver and a host of other ways. Is this how you want to leave this planiet? ...Read more

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Do you get boobs from drinking alcohol ?

Do you get boobs from drinking alcohol ?

No: No...Unfortunately not. Some people report "bloating" but it is usually in their tummies :). ...Read more

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Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Possible causes: Redness or itching after drinking alcohol could be an allergic reaction. It could also be related to a deficiency of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down alcohol. ...Read more

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I only get oral cold sores after drinking alcohol. Why?

I only get oral cold sores after drinking alcohol. Why?

Immune suppression: Cold sores are often from a viral infection, and alcohol suppresses our immune response to viruses. You should see your doctor to determine if your sores are viral, and if so, have them treated more directly with the right medication. If alcohol causes you problems, but you still drink, you also need to consider whether it has become more of a problem in your life than you might think. Talk to doc. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more