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Question: Alcohol causing severe sickness

 lino - Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:00 am

My girlfriend is 20 years old, 5'3", 108 lbs. and used to drink heavily in high school without problems. But recently, anytime she has a couple drinks she immediately starts feeling ill and proceeds to vomit. The extent of this vomitting is porportional to how much she drank; it has lasted as much as an entire day. I'm worried that some mass failure of an organ (liver?) is eminant seeing as her body refuses to process any alcohol. What could possibly be wrong with her?

thank you,
concerned boyfriend
 Moni - Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:54 pm

I myself can tolerate heavy alchol consumption. The only time I could not stand even the smell of a drink was when I became pregnant. Could this be a possibility?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:53 pm

User avatar Dear Loni,

This could be a sign of alcoholic gastritis, inflammation of the stomach caused by algohol consumption.

i think she should take a break.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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