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Forum Name: Liver Diseases

Question: Mild burning lower right abdomen

 gs600 - Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:13 pm


26 year old male. I started drinking alcohol at 22. Six months into drinking, went from weekends only, to almost every day at least six beers per day. This continued until slightly over a year ago when I felt a moderate burning sensation and mild bloat in mid-lower right abdomen. I completely abstained from alcohol for 4 months after this, sensation went away within first few weeks. I drink only once to twice a month now, sometimes slightly more. Sometimes I get a mild burning sensation only after drinking, that goes away within a few days. It is in the lower right abdomen just to the right of navel. Going to permanently abstain from alcohol from now on.

-Was curious about lower right mild burning reaction after consuming alcohol
-If this is a symptom of the more advanced liver fibrosis or cirrosis. I have not felt nausious or have any loss of appetite, no yellowing

Thank You.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:54 pm

User avatar Hi Gs600,

Most likely you are experiencing some irritation of the intestinal mucosa from the alcohol. This is known to occur in some people. It may take a little while to develop.

This would be an unusual presentation for cirrhosis so I doubt this to be the cause.

Basically, the treatment is to abstain from alcohol if alcohol is the only thing that is causing the problems.

Best wishes.
 gs600 - Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:02 pm

Thanks again Dr. Lowe.


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