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Can appendicitis be caused from drinking alcohol heavily?

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Can appendicitis be caused from drinking alcohol heavily?

For the last 3 weeks, every time I drink lots of alcohol, the area of my appendix hurts for a few days.

I have not gotten any fevers or constipation/diarrhea.

If it is not appendicitis, then what could it be? The pain feels like a throbbing sharp pain and it is only on the lower right side of my abdomen.


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replied November 2nd, 2011
Appendix and Appendicitis Answer A28133
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Binge drinking and excess alcohol consumption can be associated with liver damage, gall bladder inflammation and gastritis.

All such causes can present as abdominal pain, lack of appetite, nausea, etc.

You might benefit by changing your habits, and reducing the consumption of alcohol.

In addition, consulting a doctor for a examination and a few bloodtests ( Liver function tests) can help to make a proper diagnosis for your symptoms.


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