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.
Stomach pain. It's difficult to say. We need a lot more information. Do you have other medical conditions? Do you take medication? Could you drink alcohol before this? Do you have stomach pain under any other conditions? In short you need evaluation.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.