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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?

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

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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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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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How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

Depends on: How much alcohol per year and what other damage the liver has sustained. First sign is abnormal liver function tests in blood. By the time you get symptoms, liver damage would be advance. If you suspect you have liver damage, get a blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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, what's wrong?

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

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When you become abstinent from years of alcohol drinking do you unrepress your emotions?

When you become abstinent from years of alcohol drinking do you unrepress your emotions?

Not necessarily: But it won't happen without stopping the alcohol and there are other health benefits as well. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause erection problems?

Can excessive alcohol drinking cause erection problems?

Yes!!: Oh yes, on many levels. I've never met an alcoholic with a good sex life. Ever. ...Read more

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Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Yes: Dr ali is correct. In some folks, acute alcohol. Ingestion can temporarily enlarge the liver. This is not usually permanent or dangerous. But drinking to excess is of course a serious problem. See your doctor if you believe your liver is damaged or you have a drinking problem. ...Read more

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Does frequent alcohol drinking cause blood in stools?

Does frequent alcohol drinking cause blood in stools?

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

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What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

Yes: If your liver is starting to fail, you will stop making clotting factors and start to have easy bruising. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause fainting?

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause fainting?

Yes: Excessive alcohol can cause a myriad of symptoms, and unsteadiness and loss of consciousness is not uncommon. ...Read more

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How will my alcohol drinking affect my progress at the gym?

It depends: 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

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Can regular blood tests pick up on alcohol drinking?

Can regular blood tests pick up on alcohol drinking?

Depends on the test: There are lab tests that can detect alcohol intake, one being test for carbohydrate deficient transferrin, others being elevations in liver enzymes and hdl. These are in addition to direct measurement of alcohol in blood. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between heavy alcohol drinking and lung cancer?

Is there a relation between heavy alcohol drinking and lung cancer?

Yes, kinda: Kinda. Heavy alcohol drinkers often ate heavy smokers, and/or don't take good care of themselves, have other illnesses or diseases that weaken immunity to infection, inflammation, and tumors. ...Read more

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Are people considering lowering alcohol drinking age to 18?

Are people considering lowering alcohol drinking age to 18?

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

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Could heavy alcohol drinking cause you to become epileptic?

Could heavy alcohol drinking cause you to become epileptic?

Withdrawal: Alcohol withdrawal causes seizures but does not preclude you will develop epilepsy, it could however cause the kindling phenomenon which can cause more severe withdrawal and subsequent seizures. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My husband has this rash on his arms, stomach and legs; is it possible that alcohol drinking could cause this?

My husband has this rash on his arms, stomach and legs; is it possible that alcohol drinking could cause this?

Rashes: Rashes can be caused by: medications, infections, alcohol, allergic reactions, chemicals, detergents, food, and others. To make a diagnosis the rash has to be seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm taking amiodarone with alcohol drinking? Is it okay?

Careful: Amiodarone can be toxic to the liver, as can alcohol. It is not a good mix. Further, amiodarone may be prescribed for atrial fibrillation, where alcohol may lead to atrial fibrillation; working against each other, so to say. ...Read more

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Sir this question fro my friend sheena her husbend can't share with sex with out alcohol drinking what is the reason?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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.. .

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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Diarrhea (Definition)

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