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Why Do My Shoulders And Side Hurt After Drinking Alchol
Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol.. What could it be?
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
I'm 27, overweight, non-smoker. Why does the right side of my chest ache after or while drinking alchol, and my whole stomach burn drinking wine? Ulcers were ruled out.
Sounds like reflux: gastro-esophageal reflux disease (or GERD) occurs when acidic stomach contents are not held in the stomach because of a weak valve between the esophagus and stomach. Alcohol commonly brings it on and/or makes it worse. It is more common in people who are overweight and in smokers. Avoiding triggers and smoking cessation help, as do medications like Tagamet (cimetidine) or Omeprazole. Weight loss also may help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congratulations: MEdical supervision is NEcessary. It depends on if you are Binge drinker, Daily drinker , What kind of Alcohol do you drink. Do you start drinking from morning hours ? If that is not a problem then Out patient detoxification can be achieved. You may need prescription medicines like Benzodiazepine or Librium to help with Withdrawal symptoms. Joining AA, 12 step therapy may or may not help everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps, but?: There are many kinds of intestinal worms. Generally, worms are cured only by specific medications that target the worm, it's metabolism or in other ways cause it to die. A belly full of alcohol perhaps will kill a worm or two if in contact long enough and in high enough concentration but don't take this as a way to treat them. Get seen, get a proper exam and get proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by yourself: Sudden cessation of alcohol use after a month or longer of excessive use can be dangerous (high heart rate, high blood pressure, hallucinations, seizures - delirium tremens). It is better to come off it in a supervised setting, and with the support of family/friends/support group such as alcoholics anonymous. A medical practitioner can determine if it is safe to "detox" at home, or as inpatient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nausea after alcohol: Drinking alcohol heavily can irritate your stomach's lining, causing nausea & vomiting. This is a protective mechanism your body uses to warn you to stop taking in toxins. The best cure for this problem is to stop drinking. You may need to lay off for awhile so your stomach can recover. While waiting, alcoholics anonymous groups are available all over the world. http://tinyurl.com/owsrhx. ...Read more
Possibly ..: There is limited solid data that suggests a significant decrease in the effectiveness of oral contraception with alcohol consumption but it would be wise to avoid the combination if possible. Particularly if you drink more heavily and it causes you to become nauseated and possibly vomit any pills up. ...Read more
Mild to mod alcohol?: At 18, I hope you are not consuming excessive alcohol which is considered more than 2 drinks per day. Patients who consume this much are at a higher risk of numerous complications. If drinking small amounts, refrain from alcohol for 48 hours and certainly no binge drinking prior to that ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual: This is a very unusual symptom. You did not mention whether it is right or left shoulder - it is possible that the irritation of your liver from excess alcohol intake could irritate the diaphragm on the right side and lead to right shoulder pain - but this would be very unusual. ...Read more
Probably : But right off the bat, I can't think of what. If a cold beverage is introduced into the stomach it could irritate the diaphragm which can then irritate the shoulder through the nerves. How much volume of alcohol causes this pain. Is it pop or back of the shoulder. There are no known connections between alcohol and shoulder pain. ...Read more
Hurt neck;left:pain in shoulder, lower neck around ribs up chest hard to eat drink breath xray/cat good ortho in 14 day pain is worse do I go back er?
Neck chest injury: Having difficulty with eating,drinking ,breathing is a major concern and not typical for neck injuries. So. Get back to the ER. ...Read more
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