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Why am I suddenly stuggling to eat solid food?

Why am I suddenly stuggling to eat solid food?

Need a bit more: Info. Does this mean you can't swallow solid foods and/or is it painful to swallow solid foods. Or is it that you just don't feel like eating solid foods? If it's the former, while you could consider a consult on HealthTap to better guide you, if you have dysphagia, you should see your doc in person for an evaluation, as this is a serious problem. ...Read more

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I can't eat solid food without feeling like it's stuck?

I can't eat solid food without feeling like it's stuck?

Office visit: Something is narrowing a portion of your esophagus. It can be anything from enlarged lymph nodes in the midportion of the chest to a tumor. If this has persisted for more than a day or two, see your physician without delay. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby will not eat solid food?

What do I do if my baby will not eat solid food?

Patient persistence: Each infant has his/her own temperament. Infants that are slow to eat solids often have "slow to warm" temperament. That is the are slow to accept change or new experiences, like new foods, new clothes, bathing, etc. If they are slow to accept solids, don't force it. Just patiently continue to try various foods. Once one is accepted then mix it with the next food you are trying to introduce. ...Read more

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What kind of food is best for baby when he is be able to eat solid food?

What kind of food is best for baby when he is be able to eat solid food?

Talk to baby's docto: That answer would best be made by a pediatrician or other primary care provider who takes care of babies. ...Read more

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Good day My daughter doesn’t want to eat solid food. She only wants yoghurt and purity. What could be the problem?

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My daughter doesn’t want to eat solid food. She only wants yoghurt and purity. What could be the problem?

Solids before liquid: You didn't mention your baby's age. Solids should start at age 4-6 months of age when baby is able to take a spoon. Try giving solid foods before liquids. It is not unusual for baby to not take a new food until there have been many trials. Don't be surprised if she is playing with her food and getting more on her than inside her tummy. ...Read more

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7.5 month old lo poos abou 6 times/day. Since she doesn't eat solid food much (50ml/day) i kinda force her eat. Pooing 6 times means she eat too much?

7.5 month old lo poos abou 6 times/day. Since she doesn't eat solid food much (50ml/day) i kinda force her eat. Pooing 6 times means she eat too much?

No: A baby who drinks mostly milk, especially breast milk, at this age will have frequent loose stools. This is perfectly normal. Make sure the baby keeps her well child visits to keep track of her growth and development. ...Read more

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Is it true that a premature baby can't eat solid food?

Is it true that a premature baby can't eat solid food?

No baby can.: No baby (premature or term) can/should eat solid food for several months after birth. ...Read more

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Almost one month I was operated in cholecystectomy. Is it advisable to eat solid food.

Almost one month I was operated in cholecystectomy. Is it advisable to eat solid food.

Food: Unless you are having complications such as persistent abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, or other complications from the surgery itself, one month after gallbladder surgery a person should be eating regular ; normal foods. But, some people will have problems from eating fatty, greasy, or fried foods. ...Read more

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What are the best things to eat/drink for adequate nutrition if one is not able to eat solid food?

What are the best things to eat/drink for adequate nutrition if one is not able to eat solid food?

Depends on Reason: It really depends on the reason you are unable to eat solid foods. If from a stomach bug, you want to consume what you can tolerate and what is appealing with an emphasis on hydration (alternating water and gatorade). If it is because of, say, a broken jaw, protein shakes are a good bet. You can also puree fruits, vegetables, and protein so that you have relatively normal nutrition. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long can a person survive on only nutritional drink like ensure in lieu of food if you can't eat solid food?

How long can a person survive on only nutritional drink like ensure in lieu of food if you can't eat solid food?

Liquid Diet: Ensure is a complete human diet and can sustain life indefinitely if adequate amounts are consumed, retained and digested. Some patients may need additional water or variations that supply more protein or fiber. In a bedridden patient, as little as 1200 calories per day may be needed. Each patient's needs should be assessed by a dietitian or physician. ...Read more

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When can toddler eat solid food after tonsillectomy?

When can toddler eat solid food after tonsillectomy?

8-10 days.: The critical period for healing after a tonsillectomy in the toddler age group is about 8-10 days. I believe solid food in very small pieces can be eaten at any time. But popsicles, milkshakes, custard, jello, gator aid are my recommendations for the first 10 days. A high carbohydrate, high protein and low fat diet is my recommendation for the first 8-10 days. ...Read more

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How long will you have to wait to eat solid food after getting a tooth removed?

How long will you have to wait to eat solid food after getting a tooth removed?

Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the extraction. I usually tell patients to stay on soft cool foods for 48 hours. Once you get to the third day, my rule of thumb is 'if it hurts... Don't do it!'. ...Read more

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How long should you have to wait to eat solid food after getting a tooth removed?

How long should you have to wait to eat solid food after getting a tooth removed?

Eat whatever you: Are comfortable eating once the numbness has worn off. Obviously stay away from sharp, hard, crunchy foods, chips, nuts, popcorn etc — things that can get lodged in the socket. Generally foods that can be cut with a fork alone are safe to eat. If you have any concerns, please contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Can your epiglottis be swollen for 4 weeks and the only symptom be not be able to eat solid food?

Can your epiglottis be swollen for 4 weeks and the only symptom be not be able to eat solid food?

Epiglottitis: Epiglottitis is a condition where the flap that comers the trachea swells. This can be a life threatening condition due to the possibility of air movement being cut off.
There are different causes of epiglottitis including infections, burns, and trauma. You need to be evaluated by an ENT doctor right away. ...Read more

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Will i be able to eat solid food after chin augmentation? How soon after chin augmentation until I can eat solid food? .

Will i be able to eat solid food after chin augmentation? How soon after chin augmentation until I can eat solid food?
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Food After Chin Aug: Food after chin aug
if your chin augmentation was performed through the mouth, you will be on a liquid or soft-foods diet for a few days while your mucosal skin heals. You will rinse your mouth out regularly to keep the incision clean. The sutures will dissolve on their own over the course of a few weeks. For an incison made beneath your chin you can eat solid food immediately. ...Read more

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How long after fiberotomy until I can eat normally? What is the recovery period like after a fiberotomy and when can I eat solid food? .

Few days-week: After any oral surgery, it usually takes a few days before things are not so sensitive. Best to go on a liquid diet (protein shakes, smoothies, etc) until you feel capable of handling some soft chewable foods, usually iw2ithi a week. Start warm salt water rinses after 24 hours to expedite healing. ...Read more

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Me not being able to eat solid food has been for a while now. About, 3 years or more. It has caused me to lose weight. Am 25 and weighs 58 kg?

Me not being able to eat solid food has been for a while now. About, 3 years or more. It has caused me to lose weight. Am 25 and weighs 58 kg?

Higher calorie : Adding fat in the form of egg yolks(pasteurized eggbeaters) or oil(canola/veg) would be the easiest way to add substantial calories to your intake to help you gain weight. A good goal would be 4 pounds for every inch over 60in from a base of 100 pounds. ...Read more

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Hi, doctors, am very much worried about my inability to eat well. I like to take in drinks, tea, and liquids. I find it difficul to eat solid food.

More info, pls: Thanks for asking but w/out more info it's virtually impossible to give you a straight answer. We need to know how long you've had it for, what preceded it, what other symptoms are present — nausea/vomiting, pain, weight changes, etc. Please provide those answers to start at least. ...Read more

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How soon can I eat solid food after food poisoning?

Diarrhea subsides: Stay on clear liquids until the diarrhea subsides. It is important to avoid dehydation so liquids are a must. After the diarrhea stops, go back slowly over a 24-hour time span using toast, fruits. Avoid vegetables, nuts and legumes for a few days after food poisoning since their high-fiber content makes them difficult to digest, and they can cause gas. Spicy foods and sauces can also aggravate. ...Read more

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Test +hbv on silibrom 140 doctors on strike severe chest/lever pain can't eat solid food now.what should I do/drugs to take before they end strike?

Test +hbv on silibrom 140 doctors on strike severe chest/lever pain can't eat solid food now.what should I do/drugs to take before they end strike?

More info needed: Hep B is complicated. To give you any valid comments here you must provide the complete panel of Hep B results. What test was positive? What tests were also done? Have you been vaccinated fir Hep B in the past? ...Read more

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When is it safe to eat solid food after dental surgery?

When is it safe to eat solid food after dental surgery?

Usually: Usually as soon as you are comfortable. As long as the bleeding is controlled and you are comfortable, you should be able to start eating solid foods.
This does depend on the type of surgery you had done, so speak to your surgeon about any restrictions. ...Read more

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My daughter is 7 months old and won't eat solid food. She would vomit everytime. Is that normal? Sould I wait till she's 8 months?

Can wait ...: I'm not a peds doc (I'm an internist) -but have 3 small children. I think it's okay to wait on the solids until 1 year of age. Brest feeding and/or formula are usually sufficient. When you do add the solids, go with the puréed foods first. ...Read more

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Will i be able to eat solid food after my sinus grafting? How long will it be until I can eat normally after my sinus grafting procedure?

Will i be able to eat solid food after my sinus grafting? How long will it be until I can eat normally after my sinus grafting procedure?

Sinus grafting: It depends on the technique. Some are done through the ridge (crestal approach) others from a lateral window. Sounds technical, but if doctor uses the crestal approach, it's best not to disturb that wound (as it's in the most dependent area of sinus and right on top of ridge where you would chew). For the lateral approach, not much to worry about. And if you're wearing a denture, really no issues. ...Read more

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Who is the best gastroenterologist in the usa? I can't eat solid food without it feeling like it is stuck and causing pain? My doctor is at a loss

Who is the best gastroenterologist in the usa? I can't eat solid food without it feeling like it is stuck and causing pain? My doctor is at a loss

Gastroenterologist: You're correct that a gastroenterologist would be the best type of physician to see. And there are many excellent ones all over the us. I don't know that anyone claims to be the best in the usa, though. Have you had swallowing studies, and upper GI endoscopy? Here's some info about swallowing disorders: http://tinyurl. Com/a63pm6b. ...Read more

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I just had tonsillectomy, if I eat solid food it is definitely going to get stuck in the holes where tonsils used to be again. Should I still eat solid?

I just had tonsillectomy, if I eat solid food it is definitely going to get stuck in the holes where tonsils used to be again. Should I still eat solid?

Yes eat solids: The food will not get stuck in the craters where the tonsils were. The white area that you see in the tonsil area and black area will be the scabs of the open wound healing. Eating soft solid food, will improve the healing process and keep the scabs from getting too large which will then prevent bleeding. Take your Tylenol (acetaminophen) and don't give into the pain. You should heal in 14 to 20 days. Good luck! ...Read more

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When can I eat solid food after teeth extraction?

When can I eat solid food after teeth extraction?

Very variable: So much depends on how many extractions, where they are (one side, both sides of the mouth), your age and healing capacity, etc.
Ask the dentist. ...Read more

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When can you eat solid food after widom tooth extraction?

When can you eat solid food after widom tooth extraction?

Be gentle: After a few days a clot will form and it is important to maintain it. Keep the area clean, stay away from hard food and trauma until you can see the area closing up. 1-2 weeks, depending on the individual, the degree of trauma and the conservative nature o the os. Have your dentist check before if you are concerned, but keep clean and be gentle if not sure. ...Read more

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