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Why Does My Stomach Burn When I Drink Alcohol
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 recently started getting a burning sensation in my stomach whenever I drink alcohol. Sometimes mild pain radiates to my sides. Any idea what it is?
Sure...but why?: Alcohol hurts when you pour it on a cut on your skin, right? It will do the same thing to your stomach if the lining is damaged. Why would you not wait a little longer for your stomach to heal before pouring in something like alcohol? For now, enjoy a healthy glass of water when out with your friends--they & we don't want to see you hurt. ...Read more
And yet you keep: Drinking? Hmmmm, wonder what that means. Alcohol burns any mucosal surface you put it on - if you have ever put rubbing alcohol on a cut and it burns like crazy, that is what ethyl alcohol is also potentially doing to your stomach - causes esophagitis, gastritis and duodenitis and can worsen ulcers as well. It also can inflame the liver and pancreas. STOP DRINKING and see your doctor for eval. ...Read more
No idea!: There's no reasonable connection between the two. I recommend see a gyn doc to check the vaginal burning. ...Read more
I have a dull pain on my left side. Feels deep inside abdomen I find its worst if I drink alcohol or protein drinks. Should I be concerned?
Gastritis/stomach irritation due to acid prduction when you drink alcohol or protein drinks.
I won't be concerned much.
Right upper abdominal pain could be from liver or gallbladder problems.
But if it's persistent and getting worse, go see your dr to rule out intestinal, splenic problems (less likely). ...Read more
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
Gastritis: This sounds like gastritis, a general term for stomach irritation. Gastritis may occur without a more definitive diagnosis, or may represent underlying issues e.g. Ulcers, which can be dangerous. The general rule "if it hurts, don't do it" applies here- people with gastritis should avoid alcohol and other identified triggers, and seek help if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Whenever I drink alcohol my stomach feels warm. It does not hurt. Is this normal or do I have gastritis?
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. This may be a wonderful time to curtail consumption. Sounds like an appropriate time as well to get medically evaluated. ...Read more
Whenever I drink alcohol my stomach feels warm but does not hurt. Could I have gastritis or is that normal.
Unsure what you mean: By "feeling warm." The lining of the stomach has pain receptors but not receptors for temperature, Gastritis generally causes pain and heartburn, as well as nausea and vomiting. You list yourself as a social drinker, averaging 1 or less per day, but if you are drinking all 7 drinks at one time, it certainly could cause some irritation in your stomach. Cut back to 2-3 at one time. Try antacids. ...Read more
Tension like pain in shoulders neck back and upper stomach when I drink alcohol. Only drink a few times a year started last year.?
I have been getting horrible abdominal pains and cramp pains whenever I eat or occasionally when I drink alcohol?
Can I drink alcohol while taking Prednisone 5 mg? I don't take any other Rx meds and it's a 6 day Rx for Prednisone, started today. No stomach issues.
Not everytime but most occasions when I drink alcohol I get a pain in my stomach, I can't really describe the pain, it' makes it feel better when I sit on my all fours, and also the pain goes when I have a poo and a drink a glass of water what is this?
Hello. I've been worried about a mark on my tongue. I'm a smoker, I've had gay unprotected sex with two different guys and I drink alcohol. This mark on my tongue that looks like a burn has been there since the start of this year. I thought it could've be
I have a stomach ulcer and I like to drink. Is there a medication that can coat my stomach before I drink alcohol?
You seriously need: Help. Do you want to die? What you are proposing is crazy (and this is coming from a shrink). Please get help. Alcoholics anonymous is free, confidential and a great source of support. At this point, would also encourage you to let your gastroenterologist know what you are doing. An addiction medicine specialist is also very important. ...Read more
I have been feeling sick for a week and a half. Upset stomach and exhaustion. When I drink alcohol my face turns red but this never happens usually?
Alcohol inflammation: This is is concerning and may be indicative of inflammation of your pancreas and perhaps your liver. This in turn leads to decrease activity of alcohol dehydrogenase and thus a build up of acetal aldehyde. Skin flushing, nausea, etc. hydration, magnesium, thiamine, abstinence, more hydration, and see a doctor. ...Read more
I'm 22have Gastronitis/Gerd. Whenever I drink alcohol or even sip a small amount I get the worst jitters with some stomach pain. What may be the cause?
I understand your discomfort.
Alcohol is one of the major triggers for Gastritis.
It is likely that Alcohol use in the past contributed to or exacerbated stomach pain
Alcohol can aggravate GERD.
See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis of Gastritis and GERD ;Treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy to cope with the stresses in life, use of Alcohol and its effects on your functioning; attend AA Meetings ...Read more
My skin hurts when I touch it. It feels like I have sun burnt all year around. When I drink Alcohol the pain doubles.?
Enzyme deficiency: Aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency can cause the syndrome you describe but there are many other causes. Best to be evaluated by your GP and referred if needed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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
?: No medicine is 100% safe. In fact, tylenol (acetaminophen) is probably in the top 3 medicines causing severe health problems and hospitalizations. Z-paks are used for specific types of infection. An infection is far more dangerous than a Z-pak. So you use it when needed. You should not drink alcohol when taking any antibiotic, including a z-pak. ...Read more
Yes: You have hemorrhoids. You want to consume alcohol. There is no contraindication. Try to minimize your hemorrhoids by not sitting on toilet for prolonged periods. Remember to drink in moderation. Alcohol can cause dehydration which can make your stool hard and exacerbate a hemorrhoid so stay hydrated. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Nyquil itself contains about 20% alcohol, but more importantly excessive alcohol is bad for the immune system, and itself makes many cold symptoms (particularly nasal stuffiness) worse. Adding additional alcohol to nyquil increases the chance of intoxication, which aside from being illegal at your age, is dangerous, particularly behind the wheel of a car or anything similar. ...Read more
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