A 33-year-old female asked:
My stools are loose, light tan/yellowish and smell like alcohol and i haven't consumed alcohol recently. what could cause this and do i need to worry?
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47 years experience
How Dry You Were: Well, my boy, you've just turned into your own personal distillery! Really. That's what goes on in those intestines (amongst other things): fermentation of the foods ingested. You may be on to something: eat a bunch of malted barley and hops and see what comes out. Or, of course, you may have a minor upset in there that will clear if you change your diet. If it gets worse, see your doctor.
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