Bossier City, LA
A 24-year-old female asked:
Can my food spoil in my stomach an make me sick i already have gastro problems?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Food/indigestion: Unlikely. Normally, food should be broken down to small particles through mastication and digestive enzymes. Food and gastric contents should be moved out of your gastric cavity (stomach) within 4 hours. Some patients could have longer than that, such as in the case of patients with gastroparesis. Digestive system has many enzymes and microbiota (intestinal flora/bacteria) to digest foods.
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Last updated Oct 5, 2013
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