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I started to have thrush a week ago and took canesten

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hello,
I started to have thrush a week ago and took canesten cream. this reduced the thrush and now everything seems to be okay again. however 3 days ago i got a dull ache on the left side of my belly (5 cm underneath my belly button and 3 cm to the left) the first 2 times when it happened it came up and went away again a view hours later, however last night it came up again and it did not disappear. i did however realise this morning that i came up everytime after alcohol intake. and last night i was at a dinner party, came home slightly tipsy and since the pain has been constant and somewhat disabling . my period should start in 3-4 days sometimes a wave of pain radiates towards my vagina but disappears after 1 hour
what can i do?
i am not registered with a doctor only and awaiting my residence card and i am not entirely sure if i can actually use the NHS i.e going to a walk in centre or register wit a GP
what can i do
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.
This is Dr. David
you really should avoid alcohol if alcohol causes this pain in your belly.
the pain could be due to a stomach ulcer or gastritis inflammation of your stomach from alcohol use.
constipation can cause pain in your left lower belly as well
you need to stop alcohol use to prevent worsening of the inflammation of your stomach or you will develop a stomach ulcer eventually.
you can see a doctor at a walk in clinic in the UK
they will also tell you to stop alcohol use as well.
if you are having difficulty stopping alcohol use, you need to be plugged into an alcohol program in the area.
you do need to see a GP doctor. you shouldn't be getting thrush at your age. you might need more testing of your blood levels and immune system to see why you are getting thrush at your age and see why your immune system may be lowered.
chronic alcohol use can suppress your immune system as well
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
hello doctor David,The use of alcohol is 1 pintglass of cider on friday night 1 pintglass on saturday night and 3 glasses of wine yesterday.is this considered as an alcohol problem?is there anything which is not alcohol related?so i can go to the Walk in centre even so i am not able to use the NHS?i am not a russian citizen living in the uk with my dutch husband and i am here only on a temporary visa?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.
I see
some people's stomach can be more sensitive to alcohol than others.
your left abdominal pain could be due to constipation of hard stool, or from a small kidney stone passing, or from ovarian cysts causing cramps.
small kidney stones passing down from your kidney to your bladder can cause left flank pain which can radiate down into your groin area.
this can cause microscopic blood to be detected in your urine.
drinking more water and fluid can help push and flush out kidney stones.
there is a healthcare surcharge which you have to pay to allow you access into the NHS.
https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/overview
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