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Can drinking beer while taking metformin cause diarrhea?

Can drinking beer while taking metformin cause diarrhea?

Yes: The most common side effect of metformin is diarrhea. Drinking excess alcohol can cause diarrhea, so the combination of beer and metformin is likely to cause more diarrhea. ...Read more

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


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Why is beer the only alcohol to consistently upset my stomach and cause diarrhea when all other alcohols cause no problems?

Why is beer the only alcohol to consistently upset my stomach and cause diarrhea when all other alcohols cause no problems?

Most likely other: Ingredient in beer, such as the hops or malt protein. Keep in mind safe drinking limits - no more than 14 standard drinks/week for men under 60, and 7/week in those over 60, and never more than 3 drinks on one occasion. If you are drinking more than this, you are putting yourself at risk for longer term problems. If you really like the taste of beer, an allergist may be able to test you/advise. ...Read more

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Beer gives me diarrhea. Celiac disease?

Beer gives me diarrhea. Celiac disease?

UNLIKELY: It is very unlikely that only symptom you have is diarrhea when you drink beer. If you have other symptoms check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Last night I overeat and drank a bottle of beer. This morning I vomitted everything and had diarrhea the whoke day. I can't eat. What can I do?

Last night I overeat and drank a bottle of beer. This morning I vomitted everything and had diarrhea the whoke day. I can't eat. What can I do?

Stomach poisoning: The best option is not to eat today. You do want to hydrate and this can be done with juices, water, or other products such as gatorade.

If you hare having heartburn you may want to include antacids.
And, no alcohol until you feel better. ...Read more

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The last year I have experienced severe diarrhea after a glass of wine or one beer. I rarely drink. Is there anything I should be tested for?

The last year I have experienced severe diarrhea after a glass of wine or one beer. I rarely drink. Is there anything I should be tested for?

Sulfites: Some wines and beer contain sulfites and it appears you may be sensitive to it. Normally these products are eliminated from the diet as there is no test per se for sulfites. ...Read more

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After spending an hour in a hot tub while drinking one beer, I got out and was so dizzy I nearly passed out. Also had diarrhea. Fine after a half hour?

After spending an hour in a hot tub while drinking one beer, I got out and was so dizzy I nearly passed out. Also had diarrhea. Fine after a half hour?

Posturalhypotension: The effect of the warm bath and alcohol caused a pooling of your blood in your lower extremities. Your sudden rise from the tub caused you to become dizzy. ...Read more

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I get diarrhea almost every time I drink beer or vodka. I do have celiac disease and the gluten free beer even gives me diarrhea too?

I get diarrhea almost every time I drink beer or vodka. I do have celiac disease and the gluten free beer even gives me diarrhea too?

Why drink it?: Regardless of the mechanism, the answer would be avoiding vodka or beer. Having Celiac disease does not protect you from having another illness. ...Read more

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22/f. I get diarrhea after I have 1 mixed drink with vodka, but no diarrhea when I drink beer? I do have celiac disease if that plays a role in it.?

22/f. I get diarrhea after I have 1 mixed drink with vodka, but no diarrhea when I drink beer? I do have celiac disease if that plays a role in it.?

If celiac, then...: ..to be safe, stay away from all wheat-based vodkas if you have Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. However, you can still opt for a non-wheat, potato, corn, or grape based vodka which are typically cleared for gluten free consumption. The same holds for beer. ...Read more

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Drank 4pts beer last night and feel especially ill. Diarrhea, vomiting, hot and cold sweats, faintness. What can I take to alleviate symptoms/recover?

Drank 4pts beer last night and feel especially ill. Diarrhea, vomiting, hot and cold sweats, faintness. What can I take to alleviate symptoms/recover?

Pancreatitis: If this doesn't rapidly resolve with oral hydration and abstention from alcohol, I would suggest you see your pcp and or GI md to test you for pancreatitits.

This sounds like the symptoms/results from an episode of binge drinking. ...Read more

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Diarrhea after eating spicy noodle, drinking lots of beer. Gel like strings in poop. Poked to see if it's worms but breaks apart, like gelatin/eggwhite?

Diarrhea after eating spicy noodle, drinking lots of beer. Gel like strings in poop. Poked to see if it's worms but breaks apart, like gelatin/eggwhite?

Spicy noddles: Its probably undigested or partially digested noodles. Secondly Beer is the wrong thing to drink - just drink liquids that help replenish electrolytes - like ORS (oral rehydration salts), GAtorade, Pedialyte. The upset stomach should settle down with time. ...Read more

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Diarrhea after drinking few beers, what to do?

Diarrhea after drinking few beers, what to do?

Stop drinking beer.: 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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After a night of drinking a couple of beers and a shots of vodka I get diarrhea very bad. Should I go see the doctor this isn't the first time?

After a night of drinking a couple of beers and a shots of vodka I get diarrhea very bad. Should I go see the doctor this isn't the first time?

Body's reaction: This is a somewhat normal response from 'too much alcohol'. The body is getting rid of the poisons you consumed over night. Yes, sorry, alcohol is a poison - that's why we get 'drunk' with too much of it. I suspect you'll feel better shortly. I recommend chicken soup, coconut water or whatever your fluid of choice is - Gatorade? To replace some of the fluids and salts you've lost after all this. ...Read more

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Vomiting and diarrhea 1 day after drinking (8 12oz beers) and now 8/10 burning pain in Lower left abdomen with hard coughing or sneezing 2 days after?

Vomiting and diarrhea 1 day after drinking (8 12oz beers) and now 8/10 burning pain in Lower left abdomen with hard coughing or sneezing 2 days after?

Ugh!!: Sounds like you may have over-done it with the beers. You may have pulled a muscle with repeated vomiting - which may become painful when you sneeze or cough. ...Read more

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My 7 yo son randomly out of the blue gets very sick. Throwing up, diarrhea, and gas all smell like sulfur?! It happens regularly without known causes!

My 7 yo son randomly out of the blue gets very sick. Throwing up, diarrhea, and gas all smell like sulfur?! It happens regularly without known causes!

Giardia: Giardia can be a recurring illness characterized by sulphur odor to gas and breath. Routine stool cultures do not always pick it up. Have his doctor check stool for infection and be sure to have Giardia included. It will likely take three stool samples to be sure. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by nerves?

Can diarrhea be caused by nerves?

Yes: Diarrhea can be caused by a condition of being nervous, but it quickly disappears after the nervousness is gone. ...Read more

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Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Yes: Any change in diet can cause gastrointestinal problems. If you have diarrhea suspected from dietary change - then change back and see if it gets better. ...Read more

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How can you tell what food caused your diarrhea?

Keep a dairy: Keep a dairy of your intake and look for an association between what you are eating and the possible cause of your diarrhea. ...Read more

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What's the most common cause of traveler's diarrhea?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause. ...Read more

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What are some things that frequent diarrhea is caused by?

What are some things that frequent diarrhea is caused by?

Many things: Inflammatory bowel disease ie. Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis, iritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption such as with lactose intolerance, infections both viral such as norovirus and bacterial such as salmonella, shigella, campylobacter and clostridium difficile, many drugs and laxatives. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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