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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can my food spoil in my stomach an make me sick i already have gastro problems?

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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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