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Can Food Poisoning Cause An Intestinal Blockage
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Probably not: Appendicitis is caused when the appendix is blocked from its connection to the colon. Why this happens at a given time is a mystery, and probably by chance as the appendix has been there for years without a problem. A viral or bacterial infection if the intestines probably wouldn't cause this, but its really unknown. ...Read more
Yes, but complicated: In short, yes, food allergies can cause gastritis. Not commonly. The condition where gastritis would occur from food allergies is known as eosinophilic gastritis and is where the stomach lining becomes inflamed from the presentation of allergic foods. This condition is not common but recognized. Food intolerance, theoretically could but many more conditions are more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: If so, this would account for a small minority of cases. ...Read more
Not usual: Allergy reactions do not usually result in intestinal damage. There are several auto-immune reactions which do though. ...Read more
It can: Food allergies can cause bloating of the stomach but usually the symptoms are hives, itching, vomiting, diarrhea and/or worsening eczema. If symptoms are just bloating, then food intolerance reactions should also be considered. A GI doctor or allergist can help a person distinguish between the two. ...Read more
Yes. : Yes. Both phenomena can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Almost any food can cause diarrhea if it is consumed in large quantities or the body is not used to it. Additionally spices or hot peppers or hot sauces can cause diarrhea in some people. We have all heard the term travelers diarrhea. This is not always an infection but a reaction to new foods the body is not used to. ...Read more
Are food allergies linked to Crohn's or any other disease of long-term intestinal damage? Have many food allergies w/ intestinal symptoms.
'Food allergies': most "food allergies" are not true allergies, but food intolerances instead. Food allergies do not increase the risk of developing Crohn's disease. If you are having symptoms of not being able to tolerate certain foods, you should consider seeing a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
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