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How Long Does Diarrhea Last After Binge Alcohol Drinking
I get diarrhoea every time I drink alcohol. It is especially bad with beer or cider. I have been binge drinking for 8 years now. Bloodtest say im fine?
Don't drink: It sounds like you've been a rather chronic drinker. I don't know how much you drink but if you fear going into withdrawal then it would be best to sign in for detox. I don't want to see you get dehydrated from the diarrhea which he described as severe. You should definitely stop the alcohol, but only in safe setting, and regardless of what your blood test showed, you need to see a G.I. Doctor to find out the exact cause of your diarrhea. It may be the alcohol or it actually could be something else. Push fluids nonalcoholic fluids and contact your doctor at the earliest possibility. If you're getting too dehydrated and have someheadaches lightheadedness dizziness and leg cramps, you should have someone drive you to the emergency room for fluid replacement. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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
Conceived on March 28th, Binge drank on weekends April 2nd, 9th and 16th. Last drink on the 17th, did not consume alcohol during the week at all, positive test on April 22nd, could I have done damage to the baby in those 3 weeks?
Yes: That's why women trying to get pregnant and women who are pregnant should not drink alcohol... it is toxic stuff. One should continue good prenatal care, hope for the best, and with her doctor's help, avoid any and all addictive or toxic substances. That may mean avoiding contact with people who are involved in using addictive or toxic substances. ...Read more
Hi my husband has been experiencing problems after consuming alcohol, he had two drinks last night, vomited three times and has diarrhea, what's 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
Vomiting and severe diarrhea with rigors after dinner and drinks last night. Wondering if it is food poisoning or because of mixing alcohol.
Food poisoning: Hope you're better. Get seen if you need to. ...Read more
Alcohol and blood:
Alcohol is actually classified as a poison. It is a toxic substance so therefore large quantities of it can be very much a gastric irritant. That is it can cause bleeding.
Otherwise there are many causes for blood in one's stool.
Ones should never presume it's one thing or another. ...Read more
Yes: If your liver is starting to fail, you will stop making clotting factors and start to have easy bruising. ...Read more
It is better to go to gym before you go out to have drink (s) with friends.
Even it depends on the amount, frequency, the level of your tolerance and many other variables it may slow down your progress at the gym. Drinking alcohol would make it more difficult to maintain the same speed, aerobic routine or weigh lifting. Also that could affect your breathing and heart rate. ...Read more
No: Officially not in the usa, but there are apparently exceptions: http://www2.Potsdam. Edu/hansondj/legaldrinkingage. Html in other parts of the world, the legal drinking age may be 18 or younger. ...Read more
Hi I have quit drinking alcohol use to drink up to 60 units weekly. Taken up coffee two cups daily. Will this have a good affect on my liver?
Probably.: Research has shown that 1-2 cups of coffee per day can be useful in various types of liver inflammation. I feel that you are doing your liver more of a service by having stopped abusing alcohol, however. If you have continued concerns for your liver, your primary care doctor can do blood tests that will give a good idea whether you are having any liver problems at this time. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 1 week clean from alcohol drinking close to a gallon of water a day instead of reaching for alcohol I reach for water. Why am I cramping hands?
Overhydration. Poss: It would be reasonable to cut back on your water intake if you are experiencing cramping. If you drink too much water, you may lower your sodium level as your blood becomes more dilute. This could be very harmful. It might be more of an issue of how much you are drinking at one time, rather than during the whole day. 2 liters of water a day is usually all one needs. ...Read more
My husband has this rash on his arms, stomach and legs; is it possible that alcohol drinking could cause this?
Sir this question fro my friend sheena her husbend can't share with sex with out alcohol drinking what is the reason?
Control Alcohol: I would be concerned about your friends husbands alcohol use. Perhaps he is drinking too much. I would advise you tell your friend that she and her husband should have a frank discussion about his alcohol use. There should many counselors available in your area to help with alcohol abuse. ...Read more
I'm not a drinker but last night I drunk a bottle of smirnoff and woke up with bouts of diarrhea could alcohol give me diarrhea? I'm 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
How does alcohol use increase risk of cancer? I thought only carcinogens cause cancer. Can moderate alcohol use cause this? Or is it only heavy drinking?
Metabolites: There's talk of acetaldehyde, an alcohol metabolite, actually damaging DNA. If so, it's weak. You decision to have an occasional drink doesn't need to be governed by cancerphobia; no risk has been shown. You can't avoid all carcinogens. Abuse of alcohol is a possible promoter because it kills cells off that need to be replenished -- this is how ANYTHING can be "shown to cause cancer." ...Read more
Dear doctor I have an intermittent sharp pain in my left lower abdomen. Could it be due to too much alcohol drinking? If not please advise.. .
Possibly: It could - if it is causing problems with your intestinal system. In men, the lower left abdomen is usually a site of pain caused by intestinal disease, a condition called diverticulitis can cause sharp left lower quadrant pains. Do you have any diarrheal problems, or any black stools or blood in stools? Other causes can be hernias or musculoskeletal causes. ...Read more
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