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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
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Does drinking alcohol give you diarrhea?

Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Does drinking alcohol give you diarrhea?

Yes: Alcohol can cause diarrhea in certain susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


Dr. Brian Lynch
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Following drinking alcohol and when i drink water it gives me diarrhea, why?

Dr. Brian Lynch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Following drinking alcohol and when i drink water it gives me diarrhea, why?

Drinking and diarrhea: Diarrhea can be caused ethanol ingestion.Consumption of alcohol affects the body's capability to absorb water - after a heavy drinking session. The alcohol is absorbed in the intestines -the intestinal cells absorb it, the toxicity causes these cells to lose their ability to absorb water. This leads to an outpouring of fluid from the intestinal lining. Suggest to cut down. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Black diarrhea after drinking alcohol normal?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Severe diarrhea after drinking alcohol and eating appetizers? Thought booze would prevent that.

Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Severe diarrhea after drinking alcohol and eating appetizers? Thought booze would prevent that.

Why?: I am unsure why this would be your thought, can you clarify please? ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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What can I do to stop vomiting and diarrhea after drinking alcohol?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What can I do to stop vomiting and diarrhea after drinking alcohol?

Vomiting: Check in with the er to make sure you are not dehydrated and you have stopped vomiting. If not they can give you an injection of zofran to control the vomiting. ...Read more

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Dr. William Jenkins
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Can not drinking enough water, too much coffee and caffeine and a day full of drinking alcohol cause explosive watery diarrhea, more than 4 times/hr

Dr. William Jenkins
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Can not drinking enough water, too much coffee and caffeine and a day full of drinking alcohol cause explosive watery diarrhea, more than 4 times/hr

You are: Probably irritating your digestive system, cannot keep that up for other reasons too, and dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Get help from someone. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin BLACK
Board Certified, Hepatology
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Does drinking alcohol on an empty stomach cause diarrhea?

Dr. Martin BLACK
Board Certified, Hepatology
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Does drinking alcohol on an empty stomach cause diarrhea?

Enter an answer sum: This is not a typical consequence of alcohol use but might occur in a patient with ibs. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Stomach pains, cold chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Has occurred the past 2 days after drinking alcohol.

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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Stomach pains, cold chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Has occurred the past 2 days after drinking alcohol.

Alcohol Poisoning: Hi i cannot rule out alcohol poisoning from your description. You may need to re-hydrate, take your vitamins and eat some meals with good nutrition. If the diarrhea is persisting you can try the brat diet: bananas, rice or rice water, applesauce or peeled apples and unbuttered toast. You should be feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Lado
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Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Dr. Leonard Lado
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Everytime I drink alcohol, I end up with the worst diarrhea. What is giving me diarrhea?

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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Irritant: In general, alcohol can irritate the digestive system. Many people get diarrhea from drinking. The more a person drinks, the worse it can get. You should discuss with your doctor to get specific information relevant to you. For example, do you have an underlying medical condition which makes it more likely that you'll get diarrhea from drinking alcohol? Could you be drinking too much, etc? ...Read more

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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


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


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