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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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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more