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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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How come every time i drink alcohol my stomach hurts?

How come every time i drink alcohol my stomach hurts?

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

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When I drink alcohol, one drink, my stomach starts hurting. What could that be ?

When I drink alcohol, one drink, my stomach starts hurting. What could that be ?

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

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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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Can i drink alcohol with a damaged stomach lining?

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

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Tension like pain in shoulders neck back and upper stomach when i drink alcohol. Only drink a few times a year started last year.?

Tension like pain in shoulders neck back and upper stomach when i drink alcohol.  Only drink a few times a year started last year.?

Aches & Alcohol: It appears that u might have low tolerance to alcohol. Recommend workup by your family physician to rule out other physiological causes including liver profile testing. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Possibly: There should be no adverse interactions between alcohol and Prednisone. However, I do not know the condition for which you are taking it. I do wonder why you cannot wait six days to consume alcohol. ...Read more

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Whenever i drink alcohol, no matter how much or how little, i feel sick. Stomach pains and diarrhea. Continues next day too. Am i allergic?

Whenever i drink alcohol, no matter how much or how little, i feel sick. Stomach pains and diarrhea. Continues next day too. Am i allergic?

Many possibilities: I think to assume the problem stems from inflammation or irritation of the lining of your stomach is a mistake. I would recommend getting to the bottom of this. You are young and there has to be a good explanation. Some causes are hard to pin down. Some people, particularly native americans lack enzymes that properly break down alcohol. Please get a check up including some basic labs. ...Read more

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When i drink alcohol i instantly get severe headache and really bad pain in my stomach, why is this?

Drug Effect: Alcohol can effect blood vessels and give you a headache. It can also be quite irritating to your stomach. You may not tolerate it. Many people wish they had your problem when they were younger. Most people who drink have trouble with moderation and it adversely affects their quality of life, despite the popular image to the contrary. ...Read more

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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?

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

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