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A 19-year-old male asked:

is it risky drinking beer when someone has lose stools?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 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 36 years experience
Low risk: Not risky, but it might make your stools looser.

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When drinking wine, feces become red, normal?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: very little that you take in by mouth comes out the other end unchanged. If you are having red feces, the major concern is whether it is blood. See your doctor who can perform tests to determine what is going on. If you are drinking large amounts of red wine, discuss your alcohol use with your doctor to see if he/she thinks it is problematic.

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