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How long does it take to digest and pass food

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Digestion occurs in 6-8 hours. Total transit takes 2-5 days. Visit this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/digestive-system/expert-answers/faq-... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: No, that just varies person to person
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
GERD: These symptoms sound like Gastro-Esophageal Reflux disease with esophagitis. You should be taking famotidine or ranitidine at bedtime. Also lose weig... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Variable: It depends on the individual, what you've eaten(and even your gender), but around six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small i... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Food normally: Empties out of the stomach in 20-30 minutes. A stomach virus or intestinal obstruction can cause this. If it persists or if there is abdominal pain g... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Variable: This can vary based on the type of food, gender, age, and based on the individual. It has been reported that food passes through the stomach and small... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: Fats and carbs take longer while proteins digest quicker
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
No: Food reaches to small intestine after 6-8 hours. Usually not thrown out after leaving stomach.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: It depends on the food. Lower fiber foods tend to be digested quickly; alcohol, can be directly absorbed through the stomach. Fiber, on the other han... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
G.I. doctor to check: A gastroenterologist (G.I. Or stomach specialist) can evaluate for problems if a person thinks he is not absorbing nutrients properly. There are many ... Read More
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