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Doctor insights on: Does Eating Undercooked Meat Cause Stillbirth

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Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Possibly: Cooking makes sure that potentially infectiousare killed. We have all seen examples of withdrawal of ground beef for this reason. Undercooked meat is a risk, not a certainty. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

A stillbirth is a condition in which fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most cases are due to unknown causes, but some possible causes include bacterial infection, genetic defects, recreational drug use by the mother, physical trauma, ...Read more


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After accidently eating undercooked meat, about how long does it take for you to get sick?

After accidently eating undercooked meat, about how long does it take for you to get sick?

You may not get sick: It depends on the state of meat before you ate. If the meat was from a healthy animal that was slaughtered and processed hygienically, you may not suffer any ill-effects. If these conditions are not met, illnesses range from gastro-enterititis within hours to parasitic infestations that may take years to express. ...Read more

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What are some things that can happen if a person eats undercooked meat?

What are some things that can happen if a person eats undercooked meat?

Eating raw meat: Humans can eat and digest raw meat, . An example is eating steak raw or rare. The main reason humans eat cooked meat is to destroy or kill bacteria and parasites that can cause one to get sick. Bacteria include salmonella, e. Coli, shigella, listeria. Parasites include ameba, tapeworms, toxopasma, etc. ...Read more

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I think i ate a small portion of undercooked meat. What are the health risks?

I think i ate a small portion of undercooked meat. What are the health risks?

Minimal: I assume this portion was in the interior of a piece of meat otherwise cooked. Most infection in meats , except for ground meat, is on the surface and will be eliminated if the outside gets over 165 degrees. So depending upon the conditions of the meat you ate, i seriously doubt there will be any consequences. ...Read more

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How come you get salmonella from an undercooked piece of meat?

How come you get salmonella from an undercooked piece of meat?

Processing: When meat is processed it is often contaminated by fecal matter from the animals and if the salmonella is not killed by appropriate heating it can infect you. The contamination has to be significant unless you have low gastric acidity or are taking antibiotics for another reason. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose cause of stillbirth?

How do doctors diagnose cause of stillbirth?

With difficulty: Unfortunately it's not always evident. Examination of the stillborn sometimes shows us cord problems or obvious birth defects. The placenta is examined for problems, an autopsy can be ordered on the infant looking for birth defects. Chromosomes & blood tests looking for abnormalities (diabetes, lupus, infection, etc) are also done. However, many times the reason is unexplained or unclear. ...Read more

Undercooked Meats (Definition)

Eating undercooked meats increases the risk of certain ...Read more