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My urine smells like onions after I drink alcohol, and my stool has been green lately. Should I worry?

My urine smells like onions after I drink alcohol, and my stool has been green lately. Should I worry?

Maybe, maybe not: Stool changes can be due to the foods (or drinks) eaten, to medication effects, to stomach flu or other infections, to gall bladder problems, etc... One can try stopping the alcohol, and eating a bland, balanced diet (but not over eat) to see if the symptoms go away in a couple of days. If not quickly back to normal, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem might be. ...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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Anytime I drink alcohol I smell like feces, my skin is sticky, I have bad breath and body odor. Please help me understand what's going?

Anytime I drink alcohol I smell like feces, my skin is sticky, I have bad breath and body odor. Please help me understand what's going?

Alcohol Dependence: I understand your distress.
Let Wise Woman within you ask:
•How long is your use of Alcohol?
•Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances?
•Drugs or gambling Addictions?
•How deep is your desire to decreasing Alcohol; and reasons for it?
See a Psychiatrist for
•Therapy to understand use of Alcohol,
•to learn coping skills to deal with stresses
•Attend AA Meetings
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more

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Anytime I drink alcohol, even just a glass of wine, I find blood in my poop the next day. Should I be concerned about this?

Anytime I drink alcohol, even just a glass of wine, I find blood in my poop the next day. Should I be concerned about this?

Yes: You need to be concerned about stomach irritation by the alcohol which can cause bleeding. The irritation can be severe enough to lead to an ulcer (s). It may be a coincidence since only a lot of bleeding and a fast transit time through the colon can lead to bright red blood from the stomach to the stool. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I drink alcohol the smell comes out my pores and what can I do to prevent it?

Why is it that when I drink alcohol the smell comes out my pores and what can I do to prevent it?

Oh that smell: That acetone smell. Well you can stop metabolizing the alcohol you drink- but that would mean being dead or just not drinking. ...Read more

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Hi every time I drink alcohol with food or eat before going to sleep seems like I stop digesting, rotten smell when burping then need to vomit?

You have to stop: Standard reflux precautions include staying upright after eating, avoid eating heavy meal, smoking and allcohol. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol, the opening of my urethra and anus tingle like they were used or played with? What does this mean medically?

Whenever I drink alcohol, the opening of my urethra and anus tingle like they were used or played with? What does this mean medically?

Uncommon: There is no clear medical explanation that I'm aware of other than possibly some conditioned/ memory response. In Chinese medicine it might imply that the alcohol is influencing your Liver Yin channel. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol the liver area starts to hurt also my stool turns very dark. This lasts for 2 days then it disappears. Is this liver disease?

Whenever I drink alcohol the liver area starts to hurt also my stool turns very dark. This lasts for 2 days then it disappears. Is this liver disease?

Not: Sure. Similar history has been given by people with gastritis or those with complications of cirrhosis and who have GI varices. Abstinence till full ealuation is important. The dark likely represent GI bleeding ...Read more

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Why am I extremely irritable after I drink alcohol?

Why am I extremely irritable after I drink alcohol?

Alcohol effects: I agree with my colleague dr. Ali about possible alcohol intolerance. In addition, alcohol is a very dis-inhibiting drug. For some, the first drinks may reduce social anxiety -- allowing easier, and more fun interactions. With more and more drinks, the response can change to irritability because of poor frustration tolerance -- and our usual social decorum (run by our brain cortex) is asleep. ...Read more

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Why do I have hiccups after I drink alcohol?

Hiccups: Alcohol, specially hard liqueur it is an irritating agent. It irritates your stomach, esophagus. The nerves that makes you hiccup are very close to the esophagus, so irritating the esophagus irritates these nerves which make your diaphragm muscle contract causing a hiccup. ...Read more

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Why do my ovaries hurt after I drink alcohol?

Why do my ovaries hurt after I drink alcohol?

Are you sure?: There is no physiologic explanation for ovarian pain related to consumption of alcohol. My best guess is that this related to some other source of pain (such as your bowels) that is confused with pain from your ovaries. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt so bad after I drink alcohol?

Why does my stomach hurt so bad after I drink alcohol?

Alcoholic gastritis: Alcohol is quite an irritant to the stomach lining. It also increases acid production in the stomach. Try to refrain from any alcohol and give your stomach a rest. ...Read more

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My lower left rib is aching and I thought that my spleen is having a problem maybe it cause after I drink alcohol last night what should I do?

Pancreas?: Your pancreas is also there, and I would be concerned for pancreatitis that can be caused by alcohol consumption. This can be diagnosed by blood tests and you should go see your primary doc to have some evaluation done. ...Read more

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I get itchy the day after I drink alcohol. Why is that?

I get itchy the day after I drink alcohol. Why is that?

Pruritus: Most likely due to dehydration and associated dry skin. alcohol can also induce flushing or itching due to histamine release, but this would occur closer to the time of ingestion. ...Read more

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Why do my bones hurt so much after I drink alcohol?

Why do my bones hurt so much after I drink alcohol?

How much are you: Drinking? Diffuse muscle and bone aches can be seen with severe hangover after very heavy drinking. Alcohol can cause muscle inflammation (myositis) which can feel like bone pain. Alcohol can reduce vitamin d and calcium absorption and cause an increase in bone fractures with injury. You need to consider reducing alcohol intake and seeing your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is it after I drink alcohol my heart beats faster?

Typical side-effect: Alcohol is well known for increasing the risk of heart arrhythmia (when the heart beats irregularly). If you are getting heart arrhythmia (such as a faster heart beat) after each alcohol consumption, you should probably either cut down or just stop drinking. The exact mechanism of why alcohol affects the heart is not fully understood but it may be both neural or dehydration induced. ...Read more

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Pain in middle at top of stomach after I drink alcohol just under my breats?

Pain in middle at top of stomach after I drink alcohol just under my breats?

That's a message!: If you pour alcohol over a cut on your skin, it burns, right? No surprise that if your stomach is inflamed, then pouring alcohol into it will make it burn too. Significant consumption may affect digestion in lots of ways. This is a wonderful time to curtail consumption. Please do yourself the favor & at least cut way back, in addition to getting appropriately evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Why do I hiccup during and right after I drink alcohol?

Why do I hiccup during and right after I drink alcohol?

We believe: That hiccups are caused by expansion of the stomach, movement of stomach acid and/or irritation of the phrenic nerve which controls the movement of the diaphragm. Alcohol can do all 3! ...Read more

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My face turns red after I drink alcohol? Is that normal?

My face turns red after I drink alcohol? Is that normal?

It can be in many: People, particularly those of Asian or Native American descent. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which can cause severe flushing, redness, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness and even fainting with very low blood pressure. Acetaldehyde is metabolized into water and carbonic acid by another enzyme, but if this not present genetically those individuals will flush with alcohol. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my face turns red after I drink alcohol?

What do you suggest if my face turns red after I drink alcohol?

Some people are. ..: Oversensitive to the effects of alcohol. There is a genetic variation that alters the usual metabolism and causes a "flushing reaction". ...Read more

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I dump 2 feedings after I drink alcohol (drink at 8:00, dump at 10 and 12) could this alcohol, even though I'm dumping, be exacerbating her reflux?

I dump 2 feedings after I drink alcohol (drink at 8:00, dump at 10 and 12) could this alcohol, even though I'm dumping, be exacerbating her reflux?

Probably not: After dumping breast milk until 4 hours after drinking alcohol, the subsequent breast milk probably hasn't enough alcohol in it to alter a baby's reflux. If the reflux is very bad, or the baby is very young or growing well, consulting with a pediatric gastroenterologist is helpful. Also, one can stop the alcohol, thus eliminating the desire to dump milk, and see if things improve for the baby. ...Read more

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Sometimes after I drink alcohol, usually liquor not beer, (even just one glass) I get a pain on the top of my foot the next day that lasts for hours?

Sometimes after I drink alcohol, usually liquor not beer, (even just one glass) I get a pain on the top of my foot the next day that lasts for hours?

Alcohol: This is called alcoholic polyneuropathy and usually affects more than just one nerve when it occurs. It usually occurs in alcoholics and is frequently associated with nutritional deficiency. Please see your family doctor and abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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Why do I turn patchy red all over after I drink alcohol?

Vascular effect: It is not uncommon and may be different with different types of alcohol. This is most common in people of asian ancestery and has a genetic basis. It is sometimes referred to as the 'asian flush'. ...Read more

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For the past year, sometimes I have been getting pain in my rib cage both sides which radiates to my back. With drinking less, I notice it happens more after I drink alcohol.

For the past year, sometimes I have been getting pain in my rib cage both sides which radiates to my back. With drinking less, I notice it happens more after I drink alcohol.

Could be many things: But if it is getting worse after drinking, I would be concerned that it might be pancreatitis. Anything in what is called the "retroperitoneum" - very posterior organs like the pancreas, a short part of the duodenum, the kidneys - may radiate to the back. I would see your health care provider for a full evaluation, including blood work and possibly imaging of the pancreas. Stop alcohol! ...Read more

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Hi. I get extremely sick after I drink alcohol. Even 2 glasses of wine gives me a hang- over that lasts for hrs. Vomiting, direaha and migraine.

Hi. I get extremely sick after I drink alcohol. Even 2 glasses of wine gives me a hang- over that lasts for hrs. Vomiting, direaha and migraine.

Trigger: Sounds as if alcohol is the trigger for causing migraines for you. Usually red wine, but can be any form of alcohol. Migraines can be triggered by anything, but chocolate, caffeine, stress, alcohol, (specific red with) are common triggers. ...Read more

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Day after I drink alcohol I wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Day after I drink alcohol I wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Not likely allergy: While allergy to a component of alcohol can happen, it is exceedingly rare. Food allergies also cause very specific symptoms in an immediate manner. You likely are experiencing effects of dehydration and "hangover.". ...Read more

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Right Eyelid swells badly but yeah is fine. Doctor said looks like an allergy but if it was it would be both eyes. Occurs morn after I drink alcohol.?

Right Eyelid swells badly but yeah is fine. Doctor said looks like an allergy but if it was it would be both eyes. Occurs morn after I drink alcohol.?

Hard to tell: It may not just a one -time thing but if it recurs then it may require an allergy evaluation. Allergy is usually associated with itching as well. Of course, if you experience swelling again anywhere after consuming alcohol, the only solution is avoidance. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed medicine for life because of thyroid (not enough hormones)Medicine is L-Tiroksin. Can I drink alcohol? What should I stay away from

I've been prescribed medicine for life because of thyroid (not enough hormones)Medicine is L-Tiroksin. Can I drink alcohol? What should I stay away from

No problem: You are taking thyroid hormone. As long as you maintain a normal thyroid level, you should have no restrictions in what you can do or drink. Alcohol is okay. The only thing to remember is to take the medication by itself, on an empty stomach, and wait at least 40 minutes before eating. ...Read more

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What happens if you never drink alcohol in your life time?

Etoh: You won't ever suffer an alcohol induced hangover. You won't black out or pass out from alcohol use. You won't be arrested for an alcohol related dui. Oh, look at all the things you will miss out on if you don't drink. In all seriousness, life without alcohol may be much simpler (in a good way). ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with nyquil?

Alcohol and NyQuil: Nyquil has alcohol so the effect would be additive. I probably would avoid using nyquil when I was drinking. Be safe. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

TryHeavn'sGrapeJuice: Well, it won't make you feel any stronger in the long run. Some say alcohol stores iron in the body but I don't think that is significant unless you are a lush (like several drinks a day for several years, like, you know, a flaming drunk)The bright side is that wine is made of grapes which contain a fair amount of iron (100gm=2%RDA) and wine has. 6mg/5oz=roughly 10%RDA. But there are better sources. ...Read more

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Could I drink alcohol again after a hiatus?

Alcohol Dependent?: If you are alcohol dependent then no return to drinking would be safe for you. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with Crohn's disease?

Can you drink alcohol with Crohn's disease?

Not well advised: Alcohol can over-stimulate your bowels and make symptoms worse, so it is a good idea to avoid more than a very little. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


Feces (Definition)

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