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Why Does My Stomach Hurt 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
Why does my stomach hurt for days after I consume alcohol? I seem to vomit and have stomach pain even after a few shots, and I don't drink often
Pancreatitis: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for not drinking often. Stomach and vomiting are likely due to Alcohol induced Gastritis or Pancreatitis. Your Health is Precious! See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis and Treatment. See Psychiatrist for therapy for stresses in life, use of Alcohol and its effects. Attend AA meetings. ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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?
Could be: 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
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