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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

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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Why everytime I drink milk I get diarreah?

Why everytime I drink milk I get diarreah?

Lactose intolerance: Some people are deficient in an enzyme which digest some sugars in milk and as a result they get diarrhea after consuming milk products. Try having milk without lactose and see if that fixes your symptoms as you might be lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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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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Why do I get diarrhea every time I ovulate every month?

Why do I get diarrhea every time I ovulate every month?

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case. There are several reasons for diarrhea. Gut secretion like in cholera would not be expected to be associated with ovulation. Minor gut irritation and changes in gut motility can occur from anything in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Every time I eat I get diarrhea. No matter what type of food, why?

Every time I eat I get diarrhea. No matter what type of food, why?

Ibs?: This is a common complaint with irritable bowel syndrome. Other things are also possible. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How come every time I eat something dairy or fast food I get diarrhea?

How come every time I eat something dairy or fast food I get diarrhea?

Intolerances: About a 1/4 of the adult population does not make the enzyme needed to breakdown lactose, the sugar in bovine milk products. If it is not, it will act as a stool losener/acidifier & you can get watery poops/cramps. You can take the enzyme in pill form that helps avoid this. You can also have selective intolerances to other food items. If you keep a diary of what to avoid you may narrow down the agents ...Read more

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Every time I eat tomatoes I get diarrhea, It is so abundant food item that I cant avoid it. How can I increase my tolerance to tomatoes?

Every time I eat tomatoes I get diarrhea, It is so abundant food item that I cant avoid it. How can I increase my tolerance to tomatoes?

Tomato: Try various preparations - cooking vs raw;
Withdraw for 10 days, then introduce very small amounts and stay with small amount for 5 days, then increase slightly for 5 days, then increase slightly again for 5 days - etc -to see how this might help ...Read more

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Every time I wake up early I get diarrhea and nauseous and it's been like this for 2 weeks now and I want to be able to wake up w/o feeling like this?

Every time I wake up early I get diarrhea and nauseous and it's been like this for 2 weeks now and I want to be able to wake up w/o feeling like this?

Checkup/pregancy?: I would certainly recommend an examination and testing. If you have had unptorected sexual intercourse, Iwould definitely suggest a blood praegnancy test. ...Read more

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I get diarrhea every time I eat there is no pain any where but it happens within 5 minutes of eating it has been going on for almost a year any ideas?

IBS: This is most likely an irritable bowel syndrome. Can you relate the symptoms to specific foods? Taking an antispasmodic medication like bentyl (dicyclomine) 1/2 hour before meals often prevents the gastrocolic reflex from being overactive and thus makes postprandial diarrhea less likely. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to diagnose and treat this problem. ...Read more

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Every time I eat, no matter what or how much I get horrible pains and diarrhea.?

Every time I eat, no matter what or how much I get horrible pains and diarrhea.?

Sounds like you: Need a formal evaluation by a doctor in person. There are so many gastrointestinal issues that could be responsible for this. The only way any reasonable strides will be made, in terms of getting you better, is that it starts with a formal comprehensive history and physical by your doctor! Best of luck. ...Read more

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How come every time I take a laxative I get diarrhea? Is this normal?

How come every time I take a laxative I get diarrhea? Is this normal?

Fiber: Maybe the laxatives you're taking are too strong. Try a more natural method to maintain regularity, eating a high fiber diet, and possibly supplemented with psyllium (e.g. Metamucil). ...Read more

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Every time I eat anything, doesn't matter what it is, I feel really sick start to get acid reflux and diarrhea.?

Every time I eat anything, doesn't matter what it is, I feel really sick start to get acid reflux and diarrhea.?

Reflux and diarrea: Hello, this is unusual and to be occurring in a 20yo young woman, I would be alerted to this being as a result of a psychological condition like social anxiety as being the cause and as such could be a precursor to an eating disorder. I would suggest as well as treating the symptoms which is easy there is a robust psychological intervention. Pse see a psychologist as well thx ...Read more

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Why do I get bad diarrhea after EVERY time I eat any kind of pasta? It comes quickly-less than an hour after I eat the pasta.

Why do I get bad diarrhea after EVERY time I eat any kind of pasta? It comes quickly-less than an hour after I eat the pasta.

Pasta: Please wait at least two weeks before you again take pasta. If the end of two weeks gives rise to diarrhea stop pasta for a long time and see what develops.
Yes, pasta is great, but not if it is harmful to you.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat something, doesn't matter what it is. I get nausea and sometimes diarrhea (one or both) every single time...?

Everytime I eat something, doesn't matter what it is. I get nausea and sometimes diarrhea (one or both) every single time...?

See your MD: Is this condition new? Are you under extreme stress? Have you been outside the country lately? Irregardless of the answer to these questions you should see your md and if necessary see a specialist to solve the problem. ...Read more

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My son's 2. On meds for bronchiolitis & now he has diarrhea everytime he eats or drinks. What can I do? He is doing it with pedialyte.

My son's 2. On meds for bronchiolitis & now he has diarrhea everytime he eats or drinks. What can I do? He is doing it with pedialyte.

Contact your doc: Some antibiotics can trigger diarrhea and or the agent causing the infection could also. A discussion with your doc (who has the benefit of examining the kid recently) should help decide your next move. Kids taking only pedialyte can develop a green spinach like diarrhea that reflects lack of nutrition more than anything else. ...Read more

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Any explanation for why I get diarrhea everytime I'm on my period?

Menstrual issues: You could have a mild case of IBS or other bowel issue. Also, both menstrual cramps (contractions) and diarrhea are associated with levels of prostaglandins. That's why we sometimes tell pregnant women wanting to deliver without induction to take castor oil to induce diarrhea. ...Read more

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Everytime I swallow my boyfriend's semen I get diarrhea and I don't know why. Is this normal?

Not normal: But also probably not due to swallowing semen. I'm sure you're aware that you can be infected with an std or HIV by unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Can I get diarrhea from eating red meat if I don't eat it regularly but rarely? Because every time I eat red meat I sometimes get diarrhea.

Yes: If you are not used to eating red meat, diarrhea may be a side effect. This assumes your diet is otherwise low fat. The diarrhea can be due to a higher fat content than your system is used to. ...Read more

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Drinking energy drinks give me diarrhea, & a lot of people I know get diarrhea from it as well. What ingredient in energy drinks can give you diarrhea?

Drinking energy drinks give me diarrhea, & a lot of people I know get diarrhea from it as well. What ingredient in energy drinks can give you diarrhea?

Lots of stuff: Many ingredients in energy drinks can cause diarrhea; different people have different sensitivities, so it’s hard to say which one actually causes it in any individual. According to sports physicians I've talked to, the best energy drink is water. One team doctor told me that those big energy drink barrels you see on the sidelines at games are usually full of water, not the advertised product. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hurting and I get diarrhea every time I eat no matter what size the portion is?

My stomach has been hurting and I get diarrhea every time I eat no matter what size the portion is?

Gallbladder: If pain and diarrhea are worse after eating fatty foods, it could be gallstones, or a low gallbladder ejection fraction. Pancreatitis is another possibility, but not as likely. Doc will get abdominal ultrasound to look at gallbladder, if negative, can do an ef study. Feels much better when out instead of pissed off! Avoid fried and fatty foods while finding out. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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