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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

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