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Lower Right Abdominal Pain- Alcohol Related?

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  • Posted By: mmf52683
  • March 24, 2010
  • 02:28 PM

I’m 27 and consider myself to be a healthy person. I’m a non-smoker, but I do drink alcohol socially. (pretty much just beer)

For about 5 years I suffered from lower right abdominal pain on and off. I’ve noticed that the pain will show up suddenly after I’ve had a couple alcoholic drinks. The pain does not show up every time I drink though…but the pain has never shown up unless I’ve had alcohol in my system. When the pain shows up I would just take a couple Tylenol and go to sleep. I would always feel better the next day. So I never really thought this was that serious.

For about the last 6 months the pain has gotten worst (still shows up on and off under the same situations though). When the pain shows up it doesn’t go away for a few days now. I have trouble sleeping with the pain now and the Tylenol doesn’t seem to help much anymore.

About the Pain:

It’s in my lower right abdominal area. It feels like a constant burning pain in that area. It now lasts for several days when it shows up and slower feels better over the course of a few days.

My family doctor hasn’t been much help. I’ve had blood work done on two different occasions. I’ve also had an ultrasound of this area. My doctor doesn’t know what it is. He basically says; just call us if it starts hurting again…which is very frustrating. I don’t have the best insurance so I’ve pretty much paid out of pocket for all of these tests which just adds to my frustration.

I have to believe that alcohol is triggering this pain, but I find it weird that it doesn’t happen every time I drink. I can stop drinking completely if that’s necessary, but I’d really like to know what’s wrong with me.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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  • Are you also feeling fatigue without any apparent reasons? Also feeling less hungry and a bit smelly shapeless stool? If so, then it's a liver pain. The funny thing about alcohol is you don't have to be a chronic drinker to end up damaging your liver. If you are a binge drinker, exceeding the recommended safe amount frequently; you are very likely to damage your liver in the long run. Moreover you are taking Tylenol after drinking which may make you feel good for a short while it is another liver damaged. Especially many time more potent when you are under the influence of alcohol. Anyways, here are the remedies.1. Stop drinking for 20 days and let your liver recover itself.2. Drink a big glass of "good quality" Orange juice before going to bed after having a drinking session. Never take Tylenol ever again! Start your day with freshly squeezed lemon juice hot in water. 3. Drink loads of water.4. Eat beetroot. It will help your liver to recover.5. Last but not least never drink more then 4 units of alcohol in a single day and more then 21 units in a week.Hope this helps!
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