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Green Pea Salad
Two days ago i had pea salad. They were baby peas so naturally some of them were swallowed whole. They appeared in my stools undigested. What gives?
Spinach is really : Good for you but i would not wear it out.There are enough healthy green vegetables that you can rotate...Greens, kale, brussels sprouts, etc... Have fun. ...Read more
Not really: Eating salad is good, but you may need more than just salad to meet all nutritional requirement. ...Read more
What do u do for a very painful green pea sized spider bit on the back of the neck.Itspussy looking and has a blackish dot in the center?
May be Staph: Many people mistake pustules due to methicillin-resistant staph aureus for spider bites. Spider bites are extremely uncommon and the back of the neck would be an unusual location if it was a spider bite. Suggest you apply hot wet packs to this every several hours for 15 minutes at a time. If it does not resolve in a day or two go see your local family doctor. ...Read more
I have no estrogen and am gaining weight rapidly even though I am eating mainly greens, salads, & exercising. Is there a special food type that i need?
Protein & Exercise: Sorry to hear that you are gaining weight despite what sounds like a rigorous diet and exercise program. A higher protein intake can stimulate metabolism and reduce appetite. Also, taking a little fat is not always bad, because it can reduce your appetite too. Doing a mixture of strength and aerobic training can also help boost metabolism. Keep committed - i'm sure you will turn the corner soon! ...Read more
Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have small blackish balls separate from my stool which look like blackberries and green peas and my left lower side has much pain?
Need colonoscopy: May be necrotic polyposis sloughing from the colon. Take them to your MD for path exam ...Read more