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Does drinking alcohol give you diarrhea

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Alcohol can cause diarrhea in certain susceptible individuals.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Only when heavy: Social drinking will not generally cause diarrhea. Heavy doses of alcohol, especially in binge drinking, can cause diarrhea by directly inflaming the ... Read More
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Dr. Leonard Lado
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol malabsorptio: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism. One of several possible factors causing this clinical ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Irritable bowel ??: Alcohol can stimulate irritable bowel symptoms of diarrhea. This could also be due to an allergic reaction. Best to see your doctor to confirm the dia ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Gut inflammation: Alcohol has the ability to inflame mucosal membrane surfaces, such as the esophagus (gullet), stomach and the first part of the small intestine, and c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
38 years experience Family Medicine
Drinking and diarrhea: Diarrhea can be caused ethanol ingestion.Consumption of alcohol affects the body's capability to absorb water - after a heavy drinking session. The a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No it is not.: Black, sitcky, loose, bad smelling stool could be a GI bleed related to your drinking. If so, please get it medically checked.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
Why?: I am unsure why this would be your thought, can you clarify please?
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Traveller' diarrhea: Abstain from alcohol for a few more days.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin BLACK
60 years experience Hepatology
Enter an answer sum: This is not a typical consequence of alcohol use but might occur in a patient with ibs.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Vomiting: Check in with the er to make sure you are not dehydrated and you have stopped vomiting. If not they can give you an injection of zofran (ondansetron) ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You are: Probably irritating your digestive system, cannot keep that up for other reasons too, and dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Get help from someone ... Read More

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