Top
30
Doctor insights on: Drinking Alcohol Can Cause Loose Stools

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Gregg Albers
387 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can frequent, chronic drinking (alcohol) cause fecal blood in stool?

Can frequent, chronic drinking (alcohol) cause fecal blood in stool?

Yes: Chronic drinking can lead to gastric irritation, ulcer and duodenal ulcers. These may bleed allowing blood into the GI tract and eventually will be seen in the stool. ...Read more

3

3
My girlfriend has stomach pain and blood in stool. Can this be caused by not eating and drinking alcohol?

My girlfriend has stomach pain and blood in stool. Can this be caused by not eating and drinking alcohol?

Yes: Alcohol intake can cause bleeding in the intestine through multiple mechanisms. Alcohol is a poison and never did anybody any good. Your girl friend would be better served by not drinking. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

5

5
Does drinking alcohol make you pass a stool?

Does drinking alcohol make you pass a stool?

Possibly: Oral stimulation with food or drink can prompt a bowel movement. However, alcohol is not known for this particular feature. ...Read more

6

6
My stools are black in color after drinking alcohol and are foul in odour continued for past 4 days. Going to toilet twice a day. It empties the bowel?

My stools are black in color after drinking alcohol and are foul in odour continued for past 4 days. Going to toilet twice a day. It empties the bowel?

Black like tar blood: If black and sticky liek tar this cna be intestinal bleeding. It could be a stomach ulcer made worse by the alcohol. The ulcer beelds, the stomach acid turns it black. You need to see your physician now ...Read more

7

7
Black stool next day after drinking alcohol?

Black stool next day after drinking alcohol?

Bleeding: It likely represent bleeding in your stomach or intestine.
Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

8

8
Pancreas concerns, luq pain front to back unchanged for 1.5 yr now, worse with alcohol, labs, chest xray, u/s normal. Yellow stool when drinking alcohol along with pain. No history of acute panc. Thoughts?

Pancreas concerns, luq pain front to back unchanged for 1.5 yr now, worse with alcohol, labs, chest xray, u/s normal. Yellow stool when drinking alcohol along with pain. No history of acute panc. Thoughts?

Sounds like you: Might have some sort of pancreatic insufficiency. There are some stool studies that can confirm or exclude this possibility. If present, you can take enzyme pills. Consult a GI specialist. ...Read more

9

9
2, 5 y.o. boy had loose stools, 2 per day (6 bristol scale) for 2 weeks, no other symptoms. Warm weather, he drink much watter than usual. It is normal?

2, 5 y.o. boy had loose stools, 2 per day (6 bristol scale) for 2 weeks, no other symptoms. Warm weather, he drink much watter than usual. It is normal?

Normal variation: Since your child is acting well, the stools that you observe could be from a change in diet or from an increase in water as you describe and especially if there was an increase in juice or sweetened beverages. If there is fever, cramping, abdominal pain, or blood in stools, further assessment would be recommended. ...Read more

10

10
When I eat eggs or waffles or drink milk products I have loose stools and the feeling of having to go all the time?

When I eat eggs or waffles or drink milk products I have loose stools and the feeling of having to go all the time?

More food diary: I would suggest you keep track of a more consistent, thorough food diary to see what other foods you are reacting to. Is there pattern of dairy? gluten products? You could also try a lactose free diet for two weeks to see if that helps the situation. ...Read more

11

11
2yr old with cough, green loose stools and poor appetite x 2 days. Drinking OK. Virus? Wait it out or take him in?

2yr old with cough, green loose stools and poor appetite x 2 days. Drinking OK. Virus? Wait it out or take him in?

If stable, wait: This presentation is almost always viral. So long as water intake is OK and your child doesn't become listless all should be well. I presume you know about the BRAT diet. ...Read more

12

12
I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. When I increase intake of water I got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. When I increase intake of water I got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

Here are some...: Glad you identified the connection between water drinking and stool consistency. So, adjust lifestyle accordingly. To help understand the reality and debate on water drinking, please read article in http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. Besides, of course, watch what you might have consumed and lifestyle so hoping to unveil other additional potential factors for loose stool. More? Seek counseling ...Read more

13

13
Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Pancreatitis: The story of loose yellowish stools is sign of steatorrhea. Here there is no pancreatic juice function to dissolve and absorb fat that can be measured by radioactive triolein. Also here is obstruction of bile duct. Steatorrhera not common with pancreatic Ca. More ilkely pancreatitis from common duct stone. Need ERCPand bx of pancreas duct and CAT scan of abdomen. ...Read more

14

14
My one year old just started drinking milk. He's fine with 2%. But when he drinks whole milk he got bad gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash.

My one year old just started drinking milk. He's fine with 2%. But when he drinks whole milk he got bad gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash.

Normal: This can be normal. It is recommended that children at 1 year be drinking whole milk. Unlikely due to lactose intolerance since he can already drink 2% milk fine. ...Read more

16

16
Does alcohol cause loose stool?

Does alcohol cause loose stool?

Yes: Beer is a also a good stool softener. Wine is from grapes which can also cause soft stool. ...Read more

17

17
Hello since when I came back from india. Whenever I drink one beer....it cause me loose stool for couple of days...

Hello since when I came back from india. Whenever I drink one beer....it cause me loose stool for couple of days...

Beer- loose stool!: Stop the beer intake for two to three months to find out if you have episodes of loose stools - if so see a doctor, . If no loose stools cut out the beer. ...Read more

18

18
Loose stool for a few months now, no pain at all. I had a baby recently and am drinking more coffee -- could caffeine cause this?

Loose stool for a few months now, no pain at all. I had a baby recently and am drinking more coffee -- could caffeine cause this?

Possibly...: How loose are the stools & how much coffee are you drinking? Caffeine is a very weak diuretic, but a useful "cathartic, " ie, intestinal muscle stimulator. If you drink a pot or two of strong coffee, you will most definitely move those bowels at least daily. As long as you stay well hydrated, make lots of urine, your pulse rate is normal for you (60-100 bpm), and there's no blood in BMs, it's ok. ...Read more

19

19
Drinking alcohol can cause a second pulmonary embolism?????!

Drinking alcohol can cause a second pulmonary embolism?????!

Did: alcohol cause your first pulmonary embolism? Trauma immobility and other factors cause embolic phenomenon etoh or alcohol usually affects the liver and you are more prone to bleeding so I think if you are ill or sob see a doctor or go to the ER ...Read more

21

21
What can cause me to feel guilty about drinking alcohol?

What can cause me to feel guilty about drinking alcohol?

When you're aware: That you're drinking compulsively, you might feel guilty for drinking alcohol. This awareness might come to you after an episode where you black out or forget what you did when drinking, or someone confronts you with your behavior the next day. Or, someone in your life is telling you that you're drinking too much, and you "try" to cut back but can't. If desired, you can get help through aa. ...Read more

23

23
What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

Possible migraine: Or sinus issues. Please see your doc for proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

24

24
What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

Use of other drugs: One can feel hung over after using many drugs other than alcohol -- including sedatives, anti-anxiety agents, and anti-psychotics; even some antidepressants. Some of these may have been prescribed for you -- in which case please consult your physician about dose adjustments or medication changes. If you're using substances acquired illegally, then it's impossible to know what's in them. ...Read more

25

25
Can drinking alcohol cause excessive tiredness?

Can drinking alcohol cause excessive tiredness?

Of course: Alcohol is a toxin, and, particularly in excess over a prolonged period of time, can cause damage to multiple organs and processes. If this describes you, discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

26

26
Possible for stress to cause blackouts while drinking alcohol?

Possible for stress to cause blackouts while drinking alcohol?

Mutual support helps: Keep it simple: consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. The alcohol is what causes the blackouts, not the stress. ...Read more

27

27
Is there anything that can cause pain in kidneys after drinking alcohol?

It's not kidney pain: Nothing would cause kidney pain after alcohol (it may be coming from liver instead and not kidney), kidneys usually don't hurt unless it has stones or infection or blockage to urine flow acutely! ...Read more

29

29
Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis. ...Read more

30

30
What to take for ulcer pains caused by drinking alcohol?

Ulcer disease due to: Alcohol abuse is serious. It is best to seek medical evaluation and the provider can make appropriate recommendations based on your case. Are you still drinking? Please consider alcoholics anonymous meetings and sobriety. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
2,200 Doctors shared insights

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
3,361 Doctors shared insights

Diarrhea (Definition)

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