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A 19-year-old female asked about a 20-year-old female:

Food poisining sunday night felt better some what constipated , ate fiber (whole wheat cereal yesterday) now i have diarreah why ?

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Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Food poisoning or gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term. Diarrhea is very common in gastroenteritis. It is usually due to the inflammation in your bowels. I recommend staying hydrated - drink lots of fluid. While the vast majority of gastroenteritis have a benign course, seek medical assistance if the symptoms do no improve within 48 hours or if the symptoms are unbearable at any time.

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