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A 44-year-old female asked:

why do i get diarrhea whenever i eat tomatoes?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Nightshades: In some people, foods from the nightshade family (eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes [not yams or sweet potatoes, which come from other plant families], etc) are pro-inflammatory. They contain components which can irritate your digestive system, producing diarrhea. Also this can contribute to the junctions between cells lining your GI system becoming "leaky" and leading to additional problems.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Could eating tomatoes cause diarrhea?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: Diarrhea is a common symptom of allergic reaction to tomato. Gi symptoms often occur within minutes to hours after eating tomato. Histamine released in the GI tract creates abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Histamine dilates and increases the permeability of blood vessels, allowing an excess amount of fluid fluids to enter the gut.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2020

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