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this could be due to inflammation of your gall bladder.
or a gall bladder stone.
alcohol and fatty foods can cause the gall bladder to inflame.
sometimes alcohol can also inflame the end or pylorus of the stomach which can cause discomfort on the right upper abdomen as well.
is are these 2 causes something that will heal of their own accord with reducing alcohol, as I mentioned the sensation goes away when I cut back on alcohol, coffee and increase fluids?
yes, both can be helped by cutting back on alcohol
best to taper off of alcohol completely.
that will give your body the best chance of healing completely.
anything else that would aid the healing?
more fruits and vegetables.
drinking healthy fluids.
getting proper sleep at night.
some people call this clean living. clean living is healthy living.
does this help?
do you have other questions?
yeah that gives me some reassurance that it's not something serious, I figured without any sharp pains, it can't be anything that would be an emergency!
don't let your anxiety and worries get out of control on this.
I am glad you have associated decreased alcohol intake to less stinging burning sensation.
this really sounds like stomach inflammation from alcohol.
I bet you will heal up well once you taper and stop the alcohol intake.
Yeah when it first started, I cut alcohol out and it improved, so I figure it must have something to do with it, though I was worried that maybe it could be enlarged liver pushing into other organs, but I figure it would come with alot more symptoms?
it would be very rare for the liver to be so enlarged in a 33 year old that it would be pressing on other organs.
stomach inflammation would be much more likely.
and an enlarged liver would not get better that quickly if you stopped alcohol
once a liver is enlarged, it doesn't really shrink back down, even if you quit alcohol.
so it wouldn't be that.
alright, thanks very much for the info, take care :-)
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