A member asked:

Following drinking alcohol and when i drink water it gives me diarrhea, why?

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Dr. Brian Lynch answered

Specializes in 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 alcohol is absorbed in the intestines -the intestinal cells absorb it, the toxicity causes these cells to lose their ability to absorb water. This leads to an outpouring of fluid from the intestinal lining. Suggest to cut down.

Answered 6/12/2016

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