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A 19-year-old male asked:

Is it risky drinking beer when someone has lose stools?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No.: "loose stools" is a very non-specific term. If you're experiencing chronic diarrhea, that could predispose you to dehydration, which beer could worsen via alcohol's diuretic effects. In general, though, just because someone has loose stools is certainly not a contraindication for alcohol consumption, especially in moderation. I would advise discussing your GI symptoms with your doctor, though.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Low risk: Not risky, but it might make your stools looser.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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