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how long does it take to digest and pass food

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: Fats and carbs take longer while proteins digest quicker
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
3-6 hours: 3-6 hours for solids about 3 hours for most liquids. Meat is slower to digest and may take up to six hours milk curdles and the casein may take up ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
No: Food reaches to small intestine after 6-8 hours. Usually not thrown out after leaving stomach.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, that just varies person to person
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Milk versus Meat: Milk digests in about 3 hours protein in meat digests more slowly and can take up to six hours to digest. Higher fatty foods digest more slowly as w ... Read More

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