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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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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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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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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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How long does metallic taste last after food poisoning?

How long does metallic taste last after food poisoning?

Not sure: What kind of "food poisoning" are you referring to? This term is very confusing and needs further definition. The basic answer, however, is that if you are not being treated with medication which may be responsible for the taste, any inflammation of the upper GI tract has the potential for altering your taste perception. ...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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How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?

How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?

BRAT diet: As soon as any vomiting stops, it is safe to progress your diet. Apple sauce may actually increase diarrhea. A good reference is the American Academy of Pediatrics heathy kids. Org. All the best. ...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

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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Hello! This is Lakshmi from India. From last two weeks m suffering from food poisoning. Took few medicines but not well yet. Vomiting after eating.

Food poisoning: Is very common but Most cases are mild, self-limiting, and improve with supportive nonspecific symptomatic treatments- Aggressive Re-HYDRATION. If you are still having symptoms 2 weeks out you may need appropriate antibiotics.. ...Read more

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How long after eating tainted food could I get sick from food poisoning?

How long after eating tainted food could I get sick from food poisoning?

The meal after next: Food can go bad from a number of germs, which have onset of varying times. A rule of thumb I use is the meal after next-of you ate something bad for breakfast you will have diarrhea around dinner-time. ...Read more

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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 more

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning and how long after eating untill symptoms show up?

What are the symptoms of food poisoning and how long after eating untill symptoms show up?

Gi Distress: A variety of symptoms but usually nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. They can start as rapidly as 30 minutes or several days. Once the symptoms start, one commonly feels better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

Food: Food poisoning is a common condition that results in more than 75 million episodes occur annually in the United States. Close to one in five episodes of diarrhea is likely to be due to a food-borne disease. This means that the average person in the United States will have a food-borne illness once every three to four years. Fortunately, most people recover from an episode of food-borne illness without any long-term complications.

The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (often aching or colicky in nature), diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fevers and very rarely blurry vision or tingling in arms.

Food poisoning can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Some of the most common causes include e.Coli, salmonella, hepatitis a, norovirus and listeria. Since each of these bacteria or viruses have different pathogenic mechanisms, the onset of symptoms after ingestion can widely vary. In some instances, symptoms can start within minutes of ingestion (e.g. If the food ingested contains pre-formed toxins that have been produced by bacteria) and in others, symptoms may take days to develop as bacteria first have to grow within the gastrointestinal tract. ...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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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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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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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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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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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

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. Katharine Cox
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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