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A 24-year-old male asked:

I get diarrhoea every time i drink alcohol. it is especially bad with beer or cider. i have been binge drinking for 8 years now.bloodtest say im fine?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Don't drink: It sounds like you've been a rather chronic drinker. I don't know how much you drink but if you fear going into withdrawal then it would be best to sign in for detox. I don't want to see you get dehydrated from the diarrhea which he described as severe. You should definitely stop the alcohol, but only in safe setting, and regardless of what your blood test showed, you need to see a G.I. Doctor to find out the exact cause of your diarrhea. It may be the alcohol or it actually could be something else. Push fluids nonalcoholic fluids and contact your doctor at the earliest possibility. If you're getting too dehydrated and have someheadaches lightheadedness dizziness and leg cramps, you should have someone drive you to the emergency room for fluid replacement. Best wishes.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Don't be mislead by the blood tests that say you're fine and don't wait until blood tests are no longer fine to do something about your drinking. It's excessive and dangerous in so many ways.
Jan 24, 2017
Last updated Jan 24, 2017


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