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Recently, i have been getting stomach aches and diahrrea everytime i consume spicy food. is there a reason for this?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
More info: Stomachaches after eating particular foods could be related to food intolerance, possibly to the chemical capsaicin in the spicy foods, pre-existing peptic ulcer disease or inflammation of esophagus or stomach,  a motility disorder of esophagus, disease of gallbladder or pancreas, or ibs, to name a few. it would be hard to diagnose the cause of stomachaches and diarrhea based just on this info.

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