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Im not a drinker but last night I drunk a bottle of smirnoff and woke up with bouts of diarrhea could alcohol give me diarrhea? Im 22 and not a drinkr

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: Hangover symptom

Diarrhea is common 'hang-over' symptom along with nausea, fatigue, body aches, irritable, fast heart rate.
Alcohol irritates the lining of the 'gut' causing dysfunction. Hang-over headache is caused by dehydration and excessive stress on the liver. When the liver is under stress it becomes difficult for the organ to product glucose and brain cells need glucose to function. Hope your better soon.

In brief: Hangover symptom

Diarrhea is common 'hang-over' symptom along with nausea, fatigue, body aches, irritable, fast heart rate.
Alcohol irritates the lining of the 'gut' causing dysfunction. Hang-over headache is caused by dehydration and excessive stress on the liver. When the liver is under stress it becomes difficult for the organ to product glucose and brain cells need glucose to function. Hope your better soon.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dangerous

No question you may have avoided death and not just diarrhea.
Alcohol is an irritant to the intestinal system and has many effects on the neurological system and the cardiovascular system. Drinking alcohol to excess (binge drinking) at fraternity parties to prove your manliness is a fast road to the morgue.

In brief: Dangerous

No question you may have avoided death and not just diarrhea.
Alcohol is an irritant to the intestinal system and has many effects on the neurological system and the cardiovascular system. Drinking alcohol to excess (binge drinking) at fraternity parties to prove your manliness is a fast road to the morgue.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Dr. Warren Wolfe
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