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What could cause a vague aching sensation in my legs after a night of hanging out and drinking alcohol? It's mostly noticeable in my shins and calves.

What could cause a vague aching sensation in my legs after a night of hanging out and drinking alcohol? It's mostly noticeable in my shins and calves.

Vague indeed: Electrolyte imbalance (hang over), trauma not recalled, lactic acid build up for what ever reason (excessive standing, walking or even passing out with one leg pinned under the other) or spending too much time on a bar stool resulting in compression of the sciatic nerve. At age 26 you are a bit young to develop alcoholic neuropathy in the absence of any additional condition (diabetes, B vit low) ...Read more

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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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How can I make my leg pain go away after a night of drinking alcohol?

How can I make my leg pain go away after a night of drinking alcohol?

Reason for pain?: I think the more important question is why is your leg hurting? Drinking alcohol does not cause leg pain. Did you injure it after drinking too much? You need to figure out why the leg is hurting. ...Read more

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My legs hurt after drinking alcohol?

My legs hurt after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol leg: also, called alcoholic polyneuropathy. Use prophylactic measures to minimize the risk of future complications. Keep a normal fluid intake (water) and avoid excessive alcohol. ...Read more

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Why do my legs hurt frim drinking alcohol?

Why do my legs hurt frim drinking alcohol?

Varies : There are a number of possibilities. Drinking alcohol does inhibit the fluid resorption mechanism in the kidney causing people to urinate more and this potentially can cause dehydration and electrolyte shifts, both of which can affect the legs. There are many other possible causes as well. Consider being checked. ...Read more

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Why do my legs get numb after drinking alcohol?

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Why do my legs get numb after drinking alcohol?

Numb after booze: Means neurologic damages which can be non-reversible from alcohol abuse. You know long ago that you must stop but not want to stop? ...Read more

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Why do my legs hurt after drinking alcohol the day before?

Why do my legs hurt after drinking alcohol the day before?

Dehydration: Alcohol has many consequences including dehydration. It is a diuretic and this can lead to as long as several days to get back into balance. ...Read more

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Why do my feet and legs hurt morning after drinking alcohol?

Why do my feet and legs hurt morning after drinking alcohol?

Gout: Drinking alcohol increases the incidence of gout flare-ups which causes severe foot pain. You can confirm the diagnosis of gout by having your serum uric level checked. If elevated, gout has been confirmed and you may benefit from medicines that lower uric acid levels. Either way, you should avoid excessive alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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Dad's legs get swollen after eating meat or drinking alcohol. What condition is this?

Dad's legs get swollen after eating meat or drinking alcohol. What condition is this?

Possible gout: It may be gout but your father needs to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Been drinking alcohol every day for 3 months, suddenly Have a lot of bruises on my legs anything to Worry about? Suffer from Health anxiety

Been drinking alcohol every day for 3 months, suddenly
Have a lot of bruises on my legs anything to
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Health anxiety

Maybe a concern: Alcohol is toxic to many body systems, but perhaps the most sensitive to alcohol is the liver. Platlets necessary for clotting, may be decreased in heavy alcohol consumption, leading to brusing or abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Why is my stomach always sore and achy after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol is Poison: You very well may have an allergy to alcohol. Or you are drinking more than your body can manage. The lining of the stomach can be very sensitive to alcohol and you may be one of the people who just cannot drink. ...Read more

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I was wondering if drinking alcohol effects a sore throat?

I was wondering if drinking alcohol effects a sore throat?

Sometimes: Alcohol can irritate the throat — especially if you are drinking a high proof without another beverage mixed in. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sore tongue after drinking alcohol?

Dry mouth: Likely because alcohol is dehydrating. Make sure to drink lots of water! ...Read more

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Why do I get sore and depressed after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get sore and depressed after drinking alcohol?

I don't know: Its clinical lore that alcohol causes depressive disorders. There is no evidence in the literature to support this. Alcohol is a CNS depressant, which is entirely different from saying a substance causes depressed mood. There are substances that have potential to cause depression (interferon), but alcohol isn't one of them. However, alcohol *intoxication* can cause mood lability (incl depression). ...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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Stomach sore to touch after drinking alcohol and eating spicey food?

Stomach sore to touch after drinking alcohol and eating spicey food?

Where is it sore?: And how much alcohol? Which spicy food? How long ago between when you ate, drank and onset of symptoms? Were you having any vomiting or diarrhea earlier?these are the questions that would help me better understand the nature of your problem. Without this information I'm afraid my advice won't be very specific. I do suggest though, that if the pain persists or is over the right upper abdomen,CMD2Day ...Read more

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Why do I get sore throat after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get sore throat after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol> sore throat: I don't know why you get a sore throat when drinking alcohol. However, regular alcohol use can irritate the throat. Peruse this article to see if any of it sounds like you: http://www.Livestrong. Com/article/546751-can-drinking-alcohol-cause-a-sore-throat/. ...Read more

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What can cause a sore throat after drinking alcohol?

What can cause a sore throat after drinking alcohol?

Sore Throat: Hello, this is a difficult question to answer with such limited information. A sore throat can come from a reaction to the alcohol, the alcohol itself could be harsh, or you could have gerd or reflux. Probably a good reason to avoid alcohol and see your doctor for a throat evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my legs hurt when I drink alcohol? Sometimes when I have a drink of alcohol, I get a severe ache in my legs that lasts about 3-6 minutes.

No clue: Some people are very sensitive to the effects of alcohol on muscle, where it can cause inflammation of muscle cells (myositis), but this usually occurs after binges of large amounts of alcohol, not one drink. There are always idiosyncracies where people are more sensitive. Having a blood test that can show normal or elevated muscle enzymes can be ordered by your doctor, who you should talk to. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache so much after I drink a little of wine?

Why do my legs ache so much after I drink a little of wine?

Lactic acid : There are two main reasons why legs ache after too much of alcohol. One, alcohol intake increases the content of Lactic Acid in your body. Excessive build up of Lactic Acid in your body can lead to cramps or pain in your muscles. Two, alcohol leads to dehydration. Your body ends up falling short on electrolytes, and you tend to experience muscle pain or cramps. www.buzzle.com/articles/legs-ache-af. ...Read more

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I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days. Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?

I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days. Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?

It should not: Drinking alcohol in moderation should have no impact on the swelling in your ankle. However, use of Tylenol / acetaminophen and drinking alcohol together increases risk of liver damage (ibuprofen would be ok). Enjoy your honeymoon, and congratulations!! ...Read more

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