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Recently, I had two occasions where after eating beans I either had loose stools and/or vomiting. Is this an allergic reaction or food poisoning?

Recently, I had two occasions where after eating beans I either had loose stools and/or vomiting. Is this an allergic reaction or food poisoning?

Aller allerg: The title wouldn't let me type in allergic. You are likely having an anaphylactic reaction to beans and need to avoid them. One need to rule out peanut allergy as well and you need to consider having epinephrine autoinjector at all times in case of accidental exposure to beans. Consult an allergist since you likely have nasal and/or respiratory allergies as well. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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Nauseous with oily, greasy loose stool- food poisoning?

Nauseous with oily, greasy loose stool- food poisoning?

Greasy Stool: Greasy, foul stools sounds like any event that result in a poorly digested meal. Any meal that is poor digested will be loose. A high fat diet with a poorly functioning gallbladder will also give the exact same symptoms. ...Read more

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Day 2 of undercooked pork sausage food poisoning, loose stool through 21 evacuations (now medium green tint), should I wait this out?

Day 2 of undercooked pork sausage food poisoning, loose stool through 21 evacuations (now medium green tint), should I wait this out?

See a doctor: This can turn serious so make sure you stay well hydrated eat yogurt and go and see a doctor meat poisoning is not a joke it can turn ugly so go and see a doctor please ...Read more

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After eatin reheated pizza I felt nauseas loose stool & peein alot, almost vomited, periods of hot& cold is this a virus or food poisoning?

After eatin reheated pizza I felt nauseas loose stool & peein alot, almost vomited, periods of hot& cold is this a virus or food poisoning?

Probably food poison: Since your symptoms started after eating pizza which wa pre heated, it is more likely to be food poisoning
make sure you drink plenty fluids and if can not hold fluids go to er or to your doctor for care. ...Read more

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Food poisoning? Started day before yesterday at night after eating at friends house. Real watery stool with no soilds and vomiting.

Food poisoning? Started day before yesterday at night after eating at friends house. Real watery stool with no soilds and vomiting.

It's possible, but..: Your limited information does not provide enough of a context for symptom onset, severity, or duration. Especially if distress persists, or is accompanied by bleeding, worsening pain, lightheadedness, or development of vomiting or fever, then get a good examination with appropriate testing for reassurance and/or treatment. Wouldn't point fingers unless others got sick from eating the same food. ...Read more

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What's the dosage of econorm for adults? Should it be taken before food or after food? I'm suffering from loose stools since Wednesday. Not taking any

What's the dosage of econorm for adults? Should it be taken before food or after food? I'm suffering from loose stools since Wednesday. Not taking any

Uncertain: The benefit, and the dose, and the effect of food, are all speculative. If you have persistent loose stools, swallowing some yeast is not likely to help. To correct the condition requires that you first define the cause. You will need professional help for that. Many episodes of loose stools are brief and self contained. If that occurs in your case, be grateful it is gone and do not experiment wit ...Read more

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4 last 2 weeks undigested food in loose stool 3 days after eating. Didn't eat the food in following 2 days. Stools 3x day. B4 every other day. Normal?

Change in Bowel Move: It is not unusual to a person to have some type of change in the frequency of bowel movement, especially if there was some change in dietary pattern. However, for some one over the age of 50, one should always think about having colonoscopy, particularly if there is a new bowel symptom: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/what-is-a-colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Went to ER after eating food that got stuck. I had an egd which found a smal hiatial hernia and inflam. I have loose stool. Tests neg. Have had awhile?

Went to ER after eating food that got stuck. I had an egd which found a smal hiatial hernia and inflam. I have loose stool. Tests neg. Have had awhile?

Eosinophilic?: Food impaction in the esophagus can result when there is a fixed narrowing (e.g. Congenital web, ring, peptic stricture, radiation damage, surgical anastomotic narrowing), inflammation, dysmotility (disordered peristalsis or sphincter problem, achalasia). In younger patients, infiltration of the gut lining by eosinophils can cause both dysphagia (food sticking) and diarrhea. Was this checked? ...Read more

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I have bowel urgency with very foul smelling loose stools usually after eating any food (any type) in the am. Dx w celiac > 10 yr gluten free?

I have bowel urgency with very foul smelling loose stools usually after eating any food (any type) in the am. Dx w celiac > 10 yr gluten free?

See a GI doctor: This could be one of several things, including infection, IBS, non-infectious inflammation, etc. In order to evaluate would need more history and an exam and the GI doctor may well want a colonoscopy. Go and be assessed professionally. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes pain in stomach after eating acidic food (mostly), burping, flatulence, and feeling very gassy, loose stool. Happening for a few days now.?

What causes pain in stomach after eating acidic food (mostly), burping, flatulence, and feeling very gassy, loose stool. Happening for a few days now.?

GI symptoms: Indicates a need to see your doctor. You MAY have a diet too high in acid. The symptoms are likely from your body trying to digest the food. If your doc does not find anything wrong medically consider taking a probiotic. Doctor Ohira is a good brand. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) cause worse infection if food poisoning?

Could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) cause worse infection if food poisoning?

Yes: Lomoti could interfere with the clearance of the toxins from your body and prolong or worsen the illness. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so weak after having food poisoning or viral infection from consuming the wrong food. Usually does not happen. Not having diarrhoea.

Why do I feel so weak after having food poisoning or viral infection from consuming the wrong food. Usually does not happen. Not having diarrhoea.

It zaps you: It draws energy form normal functions to helping and can drain you. You will recover faster with acupuncture and chinese medicine so I recommend you see one.. ...Read more

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Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for food poisoning, got yeast infection treated twice with flucunazole went away, went to dr tested for BV and yeast. Got the meds. Help!!

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for food poisoning, got yeast infection treated twice with flucunazole went away, went to dr tested for BV and yeast. Got the meds. Help!!

Persistence required: The balance of bacteria in your vagina has been disrupted and it may take a while to recover. Keep treating the infections when they flare up and over time things should improve. Probiotics may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning lead to ear infection and then neck and jaw pain?

Can food poisoning lead to ear infection and then neck and jaw pain?

Unrelated: These represent separate body compartments. There is no way to put a gut reaction together with something going on in the head/neck.. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy ordered for mom after bout of food poisoning. Testing was neg for infection but trace blood. Feeling ok now. Why not observe or have vc?

Colonoscopy ordered for mom after bout of food poisoning. Testing was neg for infection but trace blood. Feeling ok now. Why not observe or have vc?

Family history: If your mom is 50 and above, she needs a colonoscopy anyways. But considering fh of colon ca and some blood in stool, its very appropriate for her to have colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the stages of infection in regards to food poisoning?

What are the stages of infection in regards to food poisoning?

Food poisoning: It kind of depends on 'what' the agent is that's causing the food poisoning, in order to best understand the symptoms and the course of the disease. For some food poisonings (like Staph aureus preformed toxin) you have vomiting within a few hours of eating the spoiled food. For others, like Salmonella, it may take about 18 hours or possibly longer for the bacteria to set up an infection. See doc! ...Read more

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Recurrence of symptoms one month after initial infection/food poisoning incident. Recurrence has happened in all four people originally infected.

Food poisoning: Unsure what the symptoms are. If diarrhea consider campylobacter infection which usually responds to zithromax. Need stool for culture O&P, and C difficile, though first. To rule out other bacteria. See doc/urgent care. ...Read more

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Is salmonellosis a food infection or food poisoning?

Is salmonellosis a food infection or food poisoning?

Both: It's technically an infection but it's also referred to as a food poisoning. It is sometimes treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Would it be common to feel extra tired for a couple of days after food poisoning?

Normal: Yes, that feeling of fatigue is totally normal. You have lost fluids and nutrients so your body is dehydtated. Drinking clear lquid fluids should help those symptoms/. ...Read more

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Is probiotics good to take during or just after food poisoning?

Is probiotics good to take during or just after food poisoning?

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace. Yes, take after poisoning. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite after food poisoning. Normal?

Loss of appetite after food poisoning. Normal?

Can happen: There are many causes of food poisoning, but it may be common for symptoms to persist after the actual episode of exposure or infection is over, including loss of appetite. You may need to seek dietary help to insure good nutrition if you are not eating normally. There might also be an aversion to certain foods long after the event that eventually can resolve with time. ...Read more

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How many days can you be dizzy after food poisoning?

How many days can you be dizzy after food poisoning?

Depends: Dizziness after a gastrointestinal malady causing vomiting and diarrhea can result in significant fluid losses resulting in postural dizziness. Your ability to re-hydrate and how severe the fluid loss was determines the recovery period. This can be modified by blood pressure medication or cardiac conditions. If persistent give your doctor a call. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Infection (Definition)

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