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Hi. I'm 14 weeks pregnant and i ate shrimp tempura sushi roll and four pieces had masago over the top. Is my baby on risk of listeria?

Hi. I'm 14 weeks pregnant and i ate shrimp tempura sushi roll and four pieces had masago over the top. Is my baby on risk of listeria?

No: You ate cooked sushi so there is no issue. If you were pregnant and you lived in japan you would likely be eating like this many times a week. My question though is if you were not sure and were concerned it might be dangerous then why did you eat it? ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Can I have shrimp and salmon tempura while pregnant? 3months pregnant!

Can I have shrimp and salmon tempura while pregnant? 
3months pregnant!

Talk to OB MD: If you haven't already done so, you need to establish a live OB MD relationship for your prenatal care. All of these types of questions should be answered in that context of a MD who is providing continuing OB care. ...Read more

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Is sushi good for you?

Is sushi good for you?

Sushi is fine.: The main concern with sushi is obviously the chance of bacterial infection in the context of eating raw fish. Those who make sushi for us to eat undergo rigorous and lengthy training in order to prepare the raw fish in a way that minimizes the chance of infection while allowing us to eat such an awesome delicacy, So, yes, sushi is safe if the correct people are making it. ...Read more

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I ate sushi and i have diareha?

I ate sushi and i have diareha?

Plan: Diarrhea can be treated with diet: rice, banana, toasts and apple sauce. Try this, please. And drink a lot of fluids. Probiotics can be helpful as well. If you will develop fever and dizziness, better go to ER. ...Read more

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Im pregnant can I eat sushi?

Im pregnant can I eat sushi?

Best to avoid raw: Fish (sushi). Avoid mecury. Fish w very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna & orange roughy. & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin & white albacore tuna, spanish & gulf maceral, grouper, bluefish & chilean sea bass. For healthier mercury levels try: crabs, crawdaddies, haddock, flounder, salmon, shrimp, oysters, anchovies & herring. ...Read more

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Can I eat sushi while pregnant?

Can I eat sushi while pregnant?

No raw fish: You should not eat raw fish or meat when pregnant because of the risk of acquiring a parasite or bacteria. In addition, you need to limit the amount of fish you consume during pregnancy to limit the amount of mercury you ingest. It is recommended that you consume less than 12 ounces a week of cooked fish. Completely avoid swordfish, shark, king mackerel, and tile fish. ...Read more

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Can i eat sushi if im pregnant?

Can i eat sushi if im pregnant?

Sushi & pregnancy.: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more

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Is sushi healthy food to loose weight?

Is sushi healthy food to loose weight?

It can be: Almost anything in moderation and balanced with exercise and water can be used to loose weight. There are no magic buttons. Consider that 3500 calories added to your dirt will add one pound of weight. In other words, if you cut out drinking two cans of soda a day at 250 calories each, that would be 500 cal/day or 3500cal/wk. You would loose a pound each week, without doing anything else. ...Read more

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Any relation between N. Fowleri and sushi ?

Any relation between N. Fowleri and sushi ?

If SUSHI: includes FRESH WATER fish YES especially in very WARM Climates HOWEVER NO DOCUMENTED cases in my search of the literature!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I eat sushi or sashimi altough I have HepB?

Can I eat sushi or sashimi altough I have HepB?

Yes: Consumption of undercooked seafood carries the risk of several diseases including hepatitis A. If you have chronic liver disease from hep b, then contracting hep A could be very dangerous. I would therefore recommend that you be vaccinated against hepatitis A to reduce your risk. It is a simple and effective series of 2 shots given 6 months apart. ...Read more

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Curious as to why can't pregnant women eat sushi?

Curious as to why can't pregnant women eat sushi?

Infection potential: The uncooked fish may contain parasites or bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cooked sushi rolls when nursing?

Is it safe to eat cooked sushi rolls when nursing?

As another: As another doctor, dr gregory mosolf, put it:

"just be careful not to eat too much because fish such as tuna can contain mercury. Don't exceed 1 serving of tuna per week while nursing. Other fish which may have mercury include swordfish and salmon.". ...Read more

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Is it good to eat raw or cooked sushi while pregnant??

Is it good to eat raw or cooked sushi while pregnant??

Safer than you think: It's usually safe to eat sushi and other dishes made with raw or cooked fish when you're pregnant. However, depending on what fish the sushi is made from. For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. ...Read more

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What parasites, if any, am I susceptible to if I eat sushi?

What parasites, if any, am I susceptible to if I eat sushi?

There are several: Hopefully any restaurant would adequately prepare your food before serving it to you but you are right to think that raw meat, in this case fish is riskier than cooked food. There are several parasites possible in raw fish. One example is diphyllobothrium, a tapeworm that while treatable can cause nausea, weakness, diarrhea and others. ...Read more

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Hola tengo hepatitis b quisiera saber si puedo comer sushi???

Hola tengo hepatitis b quisiera saber si puedo comer sushi???

Diet and hepatitis: You can safely eat pretty much anything you like; no foods are likely to harm anyone with hepatitis B and the ingredients in sushi (fish, often raw, rice, etc) should be fine. Of course you should be avoiding alcohol; and if you have severe disease (e.g. cirrhosis, liver failure), your doctor may recommend certain diet restrictions. ...Read more

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I am four months pregnant and had a vegetable sushi roll. Should I be worried?

I am four months pregnant and had a vegetable sushi roll. Should I be worried?

Not if just veggies: If it was just veggies then it shouldn't be a problem. You certainly want to avoid raw fish along with minimizing deli meats and unpasteurized milk and cheeses. The problem with raw fish is mercury, but more significantly parasites (like anisakis). The deli meats, milk and cheese can harbor harmful bacteria. These are no problem for healthy adults but can compromise an unborn baby. ...Read more

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So much sushi from a menu comes with uncooked fish. The taste may be interesting but is eating raw tuna, etc., always healthy?

So much sushi from a menu comes with uncooked fish. The taste may be interesting but is eating raw tuna, etc., always healthy?

Depends: There are certain fish which are more risky depending on your gender and age because of mercury; others because they are poisonous unless properly handled (fugu, or pufferfish). In general, eating raw food is riskier than properly cooked. That being said, if the sushi is properly prepared, your risk of illness is generally low. ...Read more

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Is sushi ok for nursing baby?

Is sushi ok for nursing baby?

Probably: Just be careful not to eat too much because fish such as tuna can contain mercury. Don't exceed 1 serving of tuna per week while nursing. Other fish which may have mercury include swordfish and salmon. ...Read more

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Can I have sushi with spacers?

Can I have sushi with spacers?

List of foods: Yes, sushi is OK. However, eating certain foods can cause damage to your braces, bands and wires. Loose bands, broken brackets and broken wires cause delay in your orthodontic treatment and extra cost. Ask your orthodontist for a list of foods to follow. ...Read more

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Can eating sushi cause misscarriages?

Can eating sushi cause misscarriages?

No: While there is a tiny risk from sushi to introduce fish borne parasites into the body, there is no relationship between this type of food and miscarriages. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi or shashmi from a reputable sushi bar?

Is it safe to eat sushi or shashmi from a reputable sushi bar?

Sushi is fine.: The main concern with sushi is obviously the chance of bacterial infection in the context of eating raw fish. Those who make sushi for us to eat undergo rigorous and lengthy training in order to prepare the raw fish in a way that minimizes the chance of infection while allowing us to eat such an awesome delicacy, So, yes, sushi is safe if the correct people are making it. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman eat sushi?

Can a pregnant woman eat sushi?

Sushi & pregnanc: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more

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How does sushi affect your brain?

How does sushi affect your brain?

Probably doesn't: Most food choices have little impact on health. Despite the "pop" wisdom that fish is "brain food", I'm not aware of its being anything more than a good source of protein. Ironically, Japan -- home of sushi -- suffered a grisly epidemic of fish-borne mercury poisoning with horrible brain damage from a corrupt corporation dumping mercury waste into the sea. ...Read more

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Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Yes: Sushi can be wonderful, healthful food during nursing. 3 health risks to know about 1) mercury. Some large fish, such as bluefin tuna can have high levels of mercury. You may want to minimize these choices. 2) parasites. Very rare in us. (<40 cases per year, mostly raw salmon or mackerel). Freezing, smoking, vinegar drops risk. 3) pufferfish. Fugu has potent poison if not prepared right. Why risk? ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant?

No: All foods consumed during pregnancy should be well cooked to reduce the risk for infection. ...Read more

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I am currently vomiting after having sushi?

I am currently vomiting after having sushi?

Gastroenteritis?: You may be starting to get gastroenteritis. How long ago did you eat the sushi? Remember, sushi contains bacteria which we hope are eradicated by proper preparation of the food. But that's not always the case. Or, bacteria can be on the hands of those serving the food. You may get diarrhea. If your symptoms become violent, see a doctor right away. ...Read more