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

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. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Everytime I drink alcohol, I end up with the worst diarrhea. What is giving me diarrhea?

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. Jeff Seaman
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Can blood tinged diarrhea be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption?

Can blood tinged diarrhea be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption?

Maybe: It can also be caused by many other things such as hemmorhoids, infectious enteritis, IBS, etc. Please see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Why is it that after every time I drink alcohol, I get diarrhea?

Why is it that after every time I drink alcohol, I get diarrhea?

How much do u drink: Alcohol can cause diarrhea, affects motility of bowel, can affect absorption. Patients with celiac sprue can get diarrhea after drinking beer (malt-barleyor wheat is the issue), other spirits (rye, whiskey, vodka) controversial, but may aggravate sprue. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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