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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Accidental Poisoning (Definition)

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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Had endoscopy last nov nothing showed last two months poo every five days vomit after eating osephogus hurts when swallowing food take Prokinex Raniti?

Had endoscopy last nov nothing showed last two months poo every five days vomit after eating osephogus hurts when swallowing food take Prokinex Raniti?

See Your Doctor: Working backwards from your description it's possible that constipation or obstruction could be the cause of your vomiting and resultant esophageal irritation. Suggest hydration -- to the extent you're able to tolerate drinking water -- and a formal in-person exam to further assess. ...Read more

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Trying to understand. Button batteries are very toxic if ingested. If they are burning holes in tissue wouldn't you see bad symptoms a week post ingestion?

Trying to understand. Button batteries are very toxic if ingested. If they are burning holes in tissue wouldn't you see bad symptoms a week post ingestion?

Button batteries: are considered an emergency. there are several problems from toxicity to erosion through the side of the digestive tract. THese need to be removed immediately following ingeestion. ...Read more

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Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?

Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?

Not that common: Button batteries are bad because the electric current does cause chemical burns in the GI tract. However, it usually only happens if the button is stuck somewhere. If a button keeps moving around and eventually out the anus, there may be no symptoms. Batteries that don't get stuck in the esophagus (and cause burns) usually pass through without burning any holes, but doctors do follow-up carefully. ...Read more

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Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment,etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more

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Found a piece of melted plastic from a spatula in my food. Induced vomiting and am freaking out whether I ate some small pieces and how toxic it is!

Found a piece of melted plastic from a spatula in my food. Induced vomiting and am freaking out whether I ate some small pieces and how toxic it is!

Quit worrying: Small pieces of plastic from spatula are not toxic. It is food grade plastic, you can't digest it. You didn't consume enough to hurt you in anyway. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


Drug Overdose (Definition)

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