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Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol.. What could it be?

Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol.. What could it be?

An alcohol problem?: No clue, but go get your shoulder and liver checked by a doctor and don't drink alcohol until then! pain of hepatic/ intraabdominal origin can sometimes cause pain referred to the right shoulder...... ...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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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.

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 more

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Doea drinking alchol at15-16 yrs age good or harmfull?

Doea drinking alchol at15-16 yrs age good or harmfull?

Depends: How much alcohol? Brain development is completed around age 20 so any drug is best to stay away from. When we are younger we often do not understand the consequences of our actions. Be careful and safe and always have a designated driver. ...Read more

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Does drinking alchol a day will effect my body nd gym workoutss?

Does drinking alchol  a day will effect my body nd gym workoutss?

Gym body: Generally one to two drinks per day is fine and will not affect your workouts. That is one beer, one glass of wine or one hard drink. If you are working out and you have a relatively healthy lifestyle it is okay. ...Read more

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I have been drinking alchol for many years and I want to quit whays the best way?

I have been drinking alchol for many years and I want to quit whays the best way?

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 more

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Will drinking alchol kill intestinal. Worms?

Will drinking alchol kill intestinal. Worms?

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 more

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What is the safest way to stop drinking alchol without having health problems?

What is the safest way to stop drinking alchol without having health problems?

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 more

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Can drinking alchol kill tapeworms?

If you ingest : Alcohol don't count on it to kill any tapeworms in your body. ...Read more

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What is the medicine to stop vomiting after drinking alchol?

What is the medicine to stop vomiting after drinking alchol?

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

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Is it okay to be drinking alchol with strep throat?

Is it okay to be drinking alchol with strep throat?

No: Do not drink alcohol when you are sick. Strep throat represents an illness that needs antibiotics and rest. You will shorten the duration of illness and spread to less people. Antibiotics and alcohol can have side effects so avoid it if at all possible. ...Read more

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Does drinking alchol affect multiple sclerosis?

Does drinking alchol affect multiple sclerosis?

Yes: Although minimal amounts do no harm in mild cases of ms, alcohol can affect an already troubled cerebellum and increase the problems re balance and speech. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was drinking alchol and woke up throwing up blood. What does that mean?

My boyfriend was drinking alchol and woke up throwing up blood. What does that mean?

Internal bleedingCMD: Not good. Could be due to torn blood vessel in esophagus/stomach, ulcer, inflammation of esophagus, stomach, duodenum. Call doc asap or go to er now. ...Read more

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Does drinking alchol right after or with the pill effect birth control pills at all?

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

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How long before/after breast augmentation should i stop drinking alchol?

How long before/after breast augmentation should i stop drinking alchol?

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 more

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What do it means when your shoulder hurts when you drink liquor?

What do it means when your shoulder hurts when you drink liquor?

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

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My shoulder hurt when I drink alcohol does this mean anything ?

My shoulder hurt when I drink alcohol does this mean anything   ?

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