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Loose Stool After Food Poisoning Or Infection
Can't digest food. Instant bloating, gas w/foul odor, loose or soft stool. Not one particular food causes it. Prone to yeast infec. Why? How to help?
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?
Optimize diet: Immediately, i'd focus on a good, balanced diet with addition of fibre such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Add some yogurt to your daily diet. Plus, seek medical input. You could be having early signs of inflammatory bowel disease (chron's or ulcerative colitis.) you need some answers , so talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Toxins-min to hrs: Scombroid reaction can occur is minutes- symptoms include facial flushing and sweating, peppery taste about the mouth, dizziness, palpitations, nausea and ha. Ciguatera poisioning is caused by eating certain reef fish contaminated with dinoflagellates toxins. Gi (n, v, diarrhea) and neurological (numbness, dizziness, ataxia) symptoms occur a few hours after ingestion. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
GI gurgling and bad gas after eating (no food intolerances), soft stool. Comes and goes weekly for 3 months. Could this be SIBO/dysbiosis or IBS?
Yes: Staphylococcal toxin may cause the clinical symptoms you described. ...Read more
Possible: It's not impossible but not common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Food poisoning: Why would you even think about food poisoning if you do not have GI symptoms? Even when there is nausea and vomiting it may be very difficult to determine the actual cause unless the foodstuff is still available or the health department is doing an epidemiologic investigation of a food product or a restaurant. ...Read more
Dry heaved other nigh with, loose stools. Next night diarrhea twice with vomiting. Food poisoning or bug? Should take probiotic?
Sure can: Certainly sounds like food poisoning (and food poisoning is caused by a "bug"). Can you identify what food may have caused it? If it is food poisoning, it should resolve within a couple of days. If it does not, see your primary care doc. Probiotics are a reasonable thing to take along with plenty of hydration. I would not recommend taking medication to slow down loose stools. ...Read more
Salmonella infection: Salmonella bacteria can infect food such as uncooked or partially cooked chicken or eggs. This food if eaten can cause "food poisoning" and considerable misery in humans, with fever, vomiting and diarrhea. It can be particularly dangerous for individuals with sickle cell anemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither, may be: You don't tell us how severe your diarrhea was. Still, a one time diarrhea may be of unknown cause or food poisoning. Diarrhea due to food allergy would be recurrent and usually start at a younger age, recurrent diarrhea may have other causes and needs to be investigated. ...Read more
Gastrocolic reflex: Your body is hardwired to increase activity in your bowels when you eat. This is called the Gastrocolic reflex. This reflex is most obvious in babies. When you feed a baby it frequently isn't long before you are changing their diaper. It happens in adults also but its usually less obvious. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastrocolic_reflex Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?
2-6 hours for staph: Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms, including various bacteria, viruses and parasites, or their toxins are the causes of food poisoning. When you develop symptoms depends on the exact cause of the food poisoning. One of the common causes of food poisoning is due to toxins produced by bacteria staph aureus especially if food is kept at room temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes nausea after eating meat/or greasy foods, which i rarely eat. Vomiting relieves symptoms, 4-7 bowel movements/day, loser stool than usual.
Fat malapsorption : Gallbladder, pancreas & other parts of the GI system constantly produce natural compounds to help with digestion of fats (e.g. Greasy foods). An alternation in this intricate mechanism may impede the body from normally absorbing fatty foods. Lose stools & steatorrhea may be observed. When accompanied by vomiting, problems of the pancreas of gallbladder are considered. Internist or a GI dr. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: Aches with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea suggest a viral gastroenteritis(intestinal flu) and usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except rest,fluids and light diet. Food poisoning is also a possibility but fever and aches favor a diagnosis of a viral gastroenteritis. Kaopectate helps control diarrhea and Tylenol (acetaminophen) helps the aches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Camping this weekend Very rare steak , medium burgers 30 hrs later bad cramps diarrhea blood mucous in stool. Food poisoning or something else
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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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