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Could my stomach cramps be food poisoning? How normal is it to have symptoms the days after?

Could my stomach cramps be food poisoning? How normal is it to have symptoms the days after?

FOOD POISONING.: Usually the symptoms of food poisoning are short lived.You can have abdominal cramping in the early stages of food poisoning.But symptoms should resolve once you avoid the food causing the symptoms. ...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


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Is my stomach cramps caused by food poisoning?

Is my stomach cramps caused by food poisoning?

Could be: A proper diagnosis wil require more history and physical examination and may be some tests. ...Read more

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How can I stop stomach cramps due to food poisoning? I got sick several days ago and all other symptoms have stopped apart from the cramps

How can I stop stomach cramps due to food poisoning? I got sick several days ago and all other symptoms have stopped apart from the cramps

Ease back into diet: After any GI illness whether toxic (food poisoning), or infectious (viruses and bacteria), the gut takes time to heal its protective lining and begin replenishing enzymes needed to digest a normal diet. Start with bland foods, clear liquids, toast, bananas, rice, and reintroduce more flavorful food as able. Avoid dairy (lactose) after any such illness, and only reintroduce it when fully well. ...Read more

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Possible food poisioning my wife and i ate at a new mexican diner on friday night. Withih 2 huors, we both were acheing, fever, bloated, gas, abdomen cramps and have been going to the bathroom very few hours since. Please advise

Possible food poisioning my wife and i ate at a new mexican diner on friday night. Withih 2 huors, we both were acheing, fever, bloated, gas, abdomen cramps and have been going to the bathroom very few hours since. Please advise

As : As you surmise, this may be food poisoning. The best course of action is to stay hydrated and see if it will pass. This may also be a GI virus. If your symptoms don't seem to be resolving by tomorrow i would contact your physician for guidance. ...Read more

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Does food poisoning sensitize your stomach for several weeks?

Does food poisoning sensitize your stomach for several weeks?

It can: One problem with food poisoning is that the normal bacteria that belong in your gut get disrupted. This can cause problems for a long time (taking antibiotics can make that even worse). Try taking a probiotic formula that has multiple bacterial strains. Use that for at least two weeks to help restore the normal balance. ...Read more

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Immediate pain with eating in stomach...Is this food poisoning?

Immediate pain with eating in stomach...Is this food poisoning?

Not likely: Food poisoning comes from toxins that are already in food - it usually takes hours for symptoms to start. Gi infections from contaminated food usually take longer(12-48 hours). Immediate pain after eating is more likely to be a GI disorder like an ulcer or gallbladder problem, but it could also be from a food allergy. ...Read more

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Recently recovering from food poisoning and my stomach is sore?

Unclear question: What kind of food poisoning did yo have? What treatment did you take? You may wish to take an over the counter the medication like pepto bisomol for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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For what length of time can an upset stomach or food poisoning last?

For what length of time can an upset stomach or food poisoning last?

Depends on the cause: Food poisoning due to staphylococcal toxin in food usually lasts a few hours, whereas shigella or salmonella may cause prolonged diarrhea. Poisoning due to chemical contamination of food will vary in duration depending on type of chemical. ...Read more

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My dad threw up for 12 hours. Are there 12 hrs stomach bugs or was it food poisoning?

Could be either.: Both scenarios could lead to vomiting which occurs for 12 hours. Assuming that his vomiting has now stopped, he needs to drink plenty of fluids to be sure that he is not dehydrated. If he has any further symptoms, he should see his doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have stomach issues, bug or food poisoning, what to do for relief?

I have stomach issues, bug or food poisoning, what to do for relief?

Gastritis: Without knowing what your specific symptoms are and without a history, physical and possibly labs it is impossible to really know what is going on, but you might try some peptobismol. If this keeps up would suggest seeing a doctor. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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Think I have food poisoning. Any ways to ease the pain off my stomach????

Think I have food poisoning. Any ways to ease the pain off my stomach????

GI upset: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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What physical toll does having food poisoning have on your organs other than your stomach?

Kidneys: Inmost cases, there are no problems with other organs. But the organs you worry most about are the kidneys. Dehydration from food poisoning could cause kidney failure, which is why staying hydrated is so important. In addition, some types of e.Coli infection may damage kidneys directly (not through dehydration). The risk is increased when it is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more