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Why is beer the only alcohol to consistently upset my stomach and cause diarrhea when all other alcohols cause no problems?

Why is beer the only alcohol to consistently upset my stomach and cause diarrhea when all other alcohols cause no problems?

Most likely other: ingredient in beer, such as the hops or malt protein. Keep in mind safe drinking limits - no more than 14 standard drinks/week for men under 60, and 7/week in those over 60, and never more than 3 drinks on one occasion. If you are drinking more than this, you are putting yourself at risk for longer term problems. If you really like the taste of beer, an allergist may be able to test you/advise. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

Treat gastroenteritis: Your son is having infective diarrhea or dysentry , may be bacterial infection leading to loose motion and blood in stool .Consult your doctor get the treatment done as soon as possible . he may need blood test,stool test ,i.V. fluids and antibiotics ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Alcohol malabsorptio: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism. One of several possible factors causing this clinical picture is small intestinal damage leading to malabsorption alcohol inhibits the breakdown of nutrients into usable molecules by decreasing secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas (2). Alcohol impairs nutrient absorption by damaging the cell. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea and alcohol poisoning symptoms?

How to stop diarrhea and alcohol poisoning symptoms?

Dont drink to excess: Alcohol poisoning, by definition, means you would be in a coma, so am not sure what you mean. If you are getting drunk and getting sick, that is not alcohol poisoning. Alcohol can inflame the stomach and small intestine and cause diarrhea. If you are drinking to excess, what you need is not to combat the ill effects, what you need is to STOP. Get help - talk to your health professional. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol make you get diarrhea?

Can drinking too much alcohol make you get diarrhea?

For some: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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Im not a drinker but last night I drunk a bottle of smirnoff and woke up with bouts of diarrhea could alcohol give me diarrhea? Im 22 and not a drinkr

Im not a drinker but last night I drunk a bottle of smirnoff and woke up with bouts of diarrhea could alcohol give me diarrhea? Im 22 and not a drinkr

Yes: Drinking an entire bottle when you are not a regular drinker is beyond dangerous - it is the kind of thing that kills people your age at fraternity and sorority hazings. Alcohol is toxic to the whole gastrointestinal tract and can inflame the stomach and intestines, as well as liver and pancreas resulting in diarrhea. Please don;t repeat your mistake - one day it might be your last one. ...Read more

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Hi my husband has been experiencing problems after consuming alcohol, he had two drinks last night, vomited three times and has diarrhea , whats wrong?

Hi my husband has been experiencing problems after consuming alcohol, he had two drinks last night, vomited three times and has diarrhea , whats wrong?

Previous problems?: with alcohol consumption? Two drinks is a small amount to be causing symptoms the next day, if it hasn't previously caused problems. Also, diarrhea is pretty unusual. Sounds like he possibly has something else going on, like a virus or food poisoning. Try just clear liquids as tolerated, consider getting a Concierge consult or seeing your GP or Walk In if not better after a few hours. ...Read more

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Stephen, 33y.O., non-smoking, occasional alcohol drinker, family history of ca both sides, irregular bm. He complains lbm 3x in 10 days, not diarrhea. Whats wro?

Loose stools: There are probably 100 possible causes for this and if it persists and you are concerned, bringing a stool specimen along with you when you visit your doctor will help to dispel your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol give me diarrhea?

Why does alcohol give me diarrhea?

Alcohol: Drinking alcohol can cause gastritis which causes spasms of your intestines resulting in diarrhea. Also your pancreas may become irritated which can also affect your intetines. ...Read more

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Can a little more alcohol than I normally drink be the cause of a bout of diarrhea 36 hours after drinking?

Can a little more alcohol than I normally drink be the cause of a bout of diarrhea 36 hours after drinking?

Maybe: Alcohol can effect the digestive system. The liver and the pancreas play important roles. Too much frequent alcohol can effect digestive enzymes and cause foul smelling light colored sometimes loose stools. May need to get your liver and pancreas blood test done to evaluate. ...Read more

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Black diarrhea after drinking alcohol normal?

Black diarrhea after drinking alcohol normal?

No it is not.: Black, sitcky, loose, bad smelling stool could be a GI bleed related to your drinking. If so, please get it medically checked. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea and pink urine be related to alcohol poisoning?

Possibly: If you are a heavy drinker you need a thorough medical exam. Then help to make life style changes to improve health. Alcohol can cause many problems and serious nutrient depletions. This is a wake up call to get needed help. ...Read more

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Everytime I drink alcohol I have diarrhea?

Everytime I drink alcohol I have diarrhea?

Try NONalcoholic one: If a person gets diarrhea each time after drinking an alcoholic drink, she can keep a diary of the different kinds of drinks and foods that are consumed prior to the diarrhea. The cause may be the alcohol, if the person's stomach and intestines really get irritated by alcohol, but it may more likely be the other ingredients in mixed drinks (milk, cream, sugar, ...), or ingredients in the foods. ...Read more

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Why does overconsuming alcohol give me diarrhea the next day?

Why does overconsuming alcohol give me diarrhea the next day?

Diarrhea: It may be directly related to the alcohol or you may have an underlying illness that is exacerbated by alcohol. Review this with your doctor and if over consumption of alcohol is a routine get help with this as well. All the best. ...Read more

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Why when i drink alcohol i get diarrhea?

Why when i drink alcohol i get diarrhea?

Alcohol: Alcohol irritates and speeds up the GI system, and the result of drinking large amounts can be diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea after i drink alcohol?

You may be: Reacting to chemicals in the alcohol. You could be sensitive to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more