A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Internal back pain on both sides when drinking continuously

Resolved Question:

Hi. In the past, if I had drank two days in a row, I would feel back pain. It wasn't muscle pain, it felt more internal on the right side and left side. This last weekend, I drank two nights in a row and on the second night, I had 3 drinks. I started feeling the pain so I stopped drinking and just drank water.

Over the past three days (Sunday, Monday and Today), I am continuing to feel the same pain on both sides of my back.

Please advise.

Category: Internal Medicine Specialist

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Select Speciality
Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian is online now

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.


Thank you for asking the query at DoctorSpring.

The back pain (the more ‘internal’ kind of pain) you have experienced after having drinks for two consecutive days could be due to 2 reasons. First and foremost possibility to be considered is an Acute Pancreatitis, or in other words an inflammation of the Pancreas. Pancreatitis usually present with more severe pain, also with upper abdominal cases. But it can also present as isolated vague backpain. Pancreas is retroperitoneal organ. That means it like near the spine. This is the cause of backpain. There could be associated nausea, vomiting and general fatigue. Bending forward can relive the pain in some cases.

Another possibility is Alcohol gastritis – an ulcer like irritation of the stomach and upper intestine. This is much more common in occurrence. Other general causes of back pain (not alcohol related) can be considered at a later stage.

In your case the most probably diagnosis would be an Alcoholic Gastritis. But the reason why I have mentioned Acute Pancreatitis is because that is the condition which requires attention. I recommend visiting your Doctor or ER as soon as possible for clinical examination. You will need to do a routine blood examination, USG abdomen and two specific blood tests – S.Amylase and S.Lipase.
DO NOT consume alcohol any further. Drink plenty of water (only if you have adequate urine output). You may take an OTC medication like Prilosec once a day in empty stomach as this can help in the Gastritis

Hope this helps
Please feel free to ask followup questions.
Thank you

Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Select Speciality
MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
Medical School - MBBS - Govt. Medical College, Kottyaam

Diagnostic Prediction - Stanford School of Medicine
Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

Hematology and Geriatrics from Madras Medical College.
Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Make informed and better medical decisions.

We believe that getting medical questions answered and getting qualified opinions from certified Doctors should be easier.

Specialists from
UK, US, Ind,
Aus & NZ

48000+ consults
in 2015

98.1% Satisfied

100% Satisfaction

How it works

  • Submit question, upload files, if any
  • Consult is assigned to a specialist
  • Doctor replies, Mean response time: 2 hours
  • Intimation by email, ask follow-ups

Recommendations based on

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in News


Make informed and better medical decisions.

Close x

Your account has been deleted.

PS: You can unsubscribe from emails from DoctorSpring, by going to
Unsubscribe link provided in them.