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Why Is It When 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
Could be: Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), can even be a start of ulcer. Pancreatitis is also one side effect if somebody drinks too much. Pls see your dr for evaluation. Also if alcohol is causing this problem, better to stop drinking it. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Im 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?
Alcohol Gastritis: 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
It's not "allergy": Allergy really means activity of our immune system, and that isn't what this is. Alcohol causes headaches in MANY people, and sometimes the reaction is not only from the alcohol but other substances in the beverage, like nitrates in wines. People with migraine are often highly sensitive to these effects and may routinely get headache. Stop or cut down, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Blood vessel dilated: alcohol both directly and via a metabolite causes blood vessels to dilate, particularly in skin but also in the brain. The metabolite that does this, acetaldehyde, is poorly metabolized by some people, who tend to get both skin flushing and headaches, and even dizziness and fainting from low blood pressure. This is more common in Asians and Native Americans, but can occur in others. Stop drinking. ...Read more
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