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Can light alcohol consumption cause vomiting?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Question: Hi,
I vomit after have 2-3 drinks, doesn't matter what drinks they are. this has only been a problem for the last couple of years. I'm 36 and was just diagnosed with Focal Nocule Hyperplasia, could these things be related?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Further inputs needed

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Your Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), a benign tumor of the liver, is possibly unrelated.

When you mean any type of drink, do you mean to include non-alcoholic drinks and water as well? Please specify. What about the intake of solid food. Let me know and I would guide you accordingly.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (4 minutes later)
Any alcoholic beverage, I am fine with everything else. I have been tested for an allergy as well has had an endoscopy and colonoscopy. I have some upper GI issues such as Barrett’s esophagus and acid reflux which my doctor says are unrelated to the issue. He can’t seem to figure out why this is happening
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Alcohol needs to be avoided.

Detailed Answer:
I have gone very carefully through your query. Your problem seems to be due to gastritis or gastroesophageal reflux. It is responsible for the Barrett’s esophagus and all the parts of the picture are directly related. Our gastrointestinal tract has a forward propulsive movement (peristalsis) that moves the food material forward as it is digested, absorbed and finally expelled as feces. If somehow this movement gets hampered, food along with the digestive juices would stagnate, stomach acid will reflux into the food pipe and on the other hand the bowel habits would not be proper. Degradation of undigested food in the intestines by the intestinal bacteria would lead to the excess gas formation.

In order to relieve yourself, you need to do the following:
* Avoid spicy food. Take small but frequent meals. Avoid long gaps between meals.
* Avoid alcohol intake. Alcohol is a gastric irritant and avoiding it is the only way to achieve relief.
* Take Prilosec (omeprazole) once daily before breakfast.
* Take plenty of green leafy vegetables as well as other sources of dietary fibers. Take fiber supplements like isabgol/psyllium husk or senna. I would insist you to increase your dietary fiber intake.
* Regular morning walk and exercise to keep the bowel movements proper.
* If I had a patient like you I would perhaps have suggested Prodep (fluoxetine) 20 mg tablet (long term anxiolytic and a prescription drug) once daily for at least 2 months (it may take time for the action to set in). Discuss about this with your treating physician.
* Take curd or yogurt on daily basis. It contains beneficial bacteria and should help.
* Stress reduction has a very important role to play. Yoga and meditation should help.

Hopefully that should help.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can light alcohol consumption cause vomiting?

Brief Answer: Further inputs needed Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Your Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), a benign tumor of the liver, is possibly unrelated. When you mean any type of drink, do you mean to include non-alcoholic drinks and water as well? Please specify. What about the intake of solid food. Let me know and I would guide you accordingly. Let me know if I could help further. Regards