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Why does the upper spleen hurt after drinking alcohol?

Why does the upper spleen hurt after drinking alcohol?

Not spleen: It is not the spleen. It could be the pancreas or the stomach. Too much alcohol can cause inflammation of the stomach or the pancreas. ...Read more

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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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Could drinking alcohol an enlarged spleen?

Could drinking alcohol an enlarged spleen?

Yes: Significant alcohol intake is associated with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, an enlarged spleen, and sophageal varices. ...Read more

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Would 2 nights of heavy drinking cause an enlarged spleen? If the liver is perfectly healthy? If so would it go back to normal not drinking alcohol?

Would 2 nights of heavy drinking cause an enlarged spleen? If the liver is perfectly healthy? If so would it go back to normal not drinking alcohol?

No: and am not sure how you know your spleen is enlarged. If you had some kind of scan or ultrasound, you need to be asking the doctor who ordered that test. The spleen does not enlarge in alcohol-related disease until the liver is very very sick (cirrhosis). Many things can cause splenic enlargement, and only your physician can figure it out with full history, examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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After drinking alcohol (2 glasses wine)I get pain right side upper abdomen that can last for days. What could this be? I'm 49.

After drinking alcohol (2 glasses wine)I get pain right side upper abdomen that can last for days. What could this be? I'm 49.

Poisoning: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why do my shoulders and side hurt after drinking alcohol?

Uncertain: You may have some GI upset that is causing diaphragmatic irritation . The nerve from the diaphragm goes to the shoulder area. Best answer-stop drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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My legs hurt after drinking alcohol?

My legs hurt after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol leg: also called alcoholic polyneuropathy. Use prophylactic measures to minimize the risk of future complications. Keep a normal fluid intake (water) and avoid excessive alcohol. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes hurt after drinking alcohol means you have cancer?

Hodgkin lymphoma: Lymph node pain from alcohol is a "classic" (but uncommon) symptom in hodgkin's lymphoma. It doesn't prove that any cancer or lymphoma is present, but is worthy of a physician history and physical examination to start. ...Read more

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Why do my legs hurt after drinking alcohol the day before?

Why do my legs hurt after drinking alcohol the day before?

Dehydration: Alcohol has many consequences including dehydration. It is a diuretic and this can lead to as long as several days to get back into balance. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the right lower part of your back hurts after drinking alcohol and you're on an antibiotic?

Likely unrelated : Depending on which antibiotic you are on and the reason you are taking them and how much you drank the pain you are experiencing is probably unrelated. However the area in your back that hurts is near your kidney and if you drank a lot and the antibiotic is metabolized/excreted through the kidney then you may be overworking them. Or it may be muscle strain. Best not to drink when taking any meds. ...Read more

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Why do my legs hurt frim drinking alcohol?

Varies : There are a number of possibilities. Drinking alcohol does inhibit the fluid resorption mechanism in the kidney causing people to urinate more and this potentially can cause dehydration and electrolyte shifts, both of which can affect the legs. There are many other possible causes as well. Consider being checked. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol a lot cause your right side to hurt?

Elnter an answer sum: High consumption of alcohol may cause live problems, including swelling. See your doctor for an exam and lab work. Let your md know about your drinking, to get some treatment resources. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt the morning after drinking alcohol?

Why does my wrist hurt the morning after drinking alcohol?

Interesting question: with tons of possible answers. If somethings affecting your wrist and u drink it could be a fluid issue from swelling or other foods it could be that when you drink pay less attention and aggravate it it hurts more the next day Who could be muscular and electrolyte based. The main issue is wrist pain and it sounds like that should be evaluated. Drinking alcohol may just highlight something. ...Read more

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Chances of having seizures after a mild concussion?Had one 2months ago.Started drinking alcohol, not often, 4drinks a weekstill scared it might hurt me?

Chances of having seizures after a mild concussion?Had one 2months ago.Started drinking alcohol, not often, 4drinks a weekstill scared it might hurt me?

Increased chance : There is an increased risk of seizures after significant head trauma. You should see a neurologist and have an eeg and possibly mri. Concussion can lead to cellular level damage that takes a long time to heal. Drinking is not recommended during the process of healing. Neuropsychiatric testing may identify areas of impairment that will need to be accommodated until you heal. ...Read more

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Why do my feet and legs hurt morning after drinking alcohol?

Why do my feet and legs hurt morning after drinking alcohol?

Gout: Drinking alcohol increases the incidence of gout flare ups which causes severe foot pain. You can confirm the diagnosis of gout by having your serum uric level checked. If elevated, gout has been confirmed and you may benefit from medicines that lower uric acid levels. Either way, you should avoid excessive alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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My right side hurts just below my rib after drinking alcohol. Not bad, just like a sour stomach only on the wrong side. My liver numbers are good.?

My right side hurts just below my rib after drinking alcohol. Not bad, just like a sour stomach only on the wrong side. My liver numbers are good.?

Get checked out: Pain is the way your body lets you know there is a problem. The relationship to your drinking is no accident. This could be anything from an ulcer, to a problem with your gall bladder or pancreas. You need a physical exam from your primary care physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How do I give up drinking alcohol?

How do I give up drinking alcohol?

See an Addiction spl: There are many new ambulatory treatments for alcohol that can be done in an out patient basis in most cases. See an addictionologist fit an evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more