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A 20-year-old female asked:

Symptoms: nausea, stomachache, diarrhea, extreme sweating, faintness, lasted about 30 min. food poisoning? or could overeating have been the cause?

1 doctor answer17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe, but maybe not: A 30 minute bout of diarrhea, along with nausea, tummy ache, and sweating, usually means the person ate something that reacted in a way with his or her body, to make the body want to rapidly expel (poop out) everything. Sometimes this is due to food poisoning (toxins in food), rapid over-eating, certain food oils/ingredients that make bowels move, taking medications with laxative effects, etc...
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