Pains behind ribs after alcohol

Patient

Q: Hi

For the past 6 months or longer whenever I drink alcohol I get a really upset feeling in my upper part of my body both rhs and lhs behind the ribs. The rhs pain got me real worried I actually thought I was having a heart attack. When I drink my heart rate can also rise and stay arisen for 2-3 days even after I stop drinking. Generally I get these pains the next day after drinking and i just hear non stop gurlgling and squishing noises coming from the area. I have probably abused alcohol for 12 years and have never had any problems until now. I have noticed though if I take these peppermint oil tablets that is suppose to help ibs it clears up the symptoms pretty good. I have also just noticed to im not a coffee drinker but just took it up and I get the same issue its just like when i have alcohol. any idea what this could be i notice after alcohol my stools can be runny and fluffy jaggedy in apperance and light coloured a few days to weeks of absistance and I get the darker coulour back and more constipated ??? Pretty worried I have noticed minute amounts of bright red blood in the stool but this has now seemed to stop. For the moment I have been 3 weeks clean and feeling a bit better. I really do want to at least drink alchol every now and then socially....

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Would 8 beers in 16 hours produce high BAC while intetnally bleeding for the last several days.

Q: My father has thrown up, is still nauseated. Has severe back pain, pale complexion and sweating. Age 53, history of s...

Q: I have been an alcoholic for 35 years. I recently had my liver lab work. The score was APL 246, AST was125 the ALT wa...

Q: My mom is alcoholic, she is around 55 yrs is there any med to get rid of alcoholic habit!

Q: I am an alcoholic. I was starting to experience issues with my legs and limbs (which i understand is caused by alcoho...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews