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Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more

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What causes undigested food in stool?

What causes undigested food in stool?

Digestion: Some food can not be digested easily and show up in stool. Corn is a common one. ...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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Which foods absorb stomach gas?

Which foods absorb stomach gas?

None: No foods absorb stomach gas, it might be a problem of swallowed air when eating. We all swallow air when we eat. Intestinal gas is a different story, sometimes, excess sugars in our diet and undigested foods go to the bacteria in the colon where gas is produced. Paying attention to diet cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts can produce gas. ...Read more

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Can you vomit undigested food hours later?

Can you vomit undigested food hours later?

Possibly: It depends on how many hours later. Les. Than 12 hours is possible however more than that time could indicate a problem with digestion. You should consult a physician. ...Read more

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Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

No evidence: That lousy diet causes ulcerative colitis, but if you have it, you need to watch carefully what you eat. ...Read more

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Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20023909 ...Read more

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Can undigested food show up in stool?

Can undigested food show up in stool?

Multiple reasons: Undigested food can show up in your stool for multiple reasons, including food intolerance, poor absorption, and too-rapid transit time. If this is happening often, you really need to see your physician about it. If you can identify particular foods that seem to bother you this way, you can know to avoid them. ...Read more

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Black feces sign of food poisoning?

If black, tarry ;: Foul smelling it could be related to GI bleeding. Please get prompt medical evaluation if this fits the description. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Yes: It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely then fresh foods to cause food poisoning, but frozen food can absolutely cause food poisoning. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20100618/frozen-meals-linked-to-salmonella-outbreak freezing won't kill all bacteria. It will slow growth of bacteria, but if the food is already infected for example before it's frozen you'll get sick. ...Read more

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Intensely foul smelling flatus and poop--sick or food poisoning?

Intensely foul smelling flatus and poop--sick or food poisoning?

Could be either: You need to get the appropriate lab tests. Rotovirus in kids and c.Difficll enterocolitis both cause foul smelling feces. C. Diff can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Can greasy fast food make loose stool?

Can greasy fast food make loose stool?

Yes: Try to have a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturate fats; no tobacco; and nor more than one drink a day. ...Read more

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Could you completely change from eating junk food to eating healthy food?

Could you completely change from eating junk food to eating healthy food?

Of course: It depends on your desire to change. For a healthy diet, eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Stomach pain after eating fried food or pizza?

Stomach pain after eating fried food or pizza?

"Heartburn": Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common cause of such symptoms ("heartburn"). If it's in the right side of your abdomen - it can also be due to gallbladder stones/other problems. What happens when you don't eat such foods? If improved, then avoid them. If you are having difficulty swallowing, black tarry stools, weight loss, or noticed any bleeding from your rectum- see a doctor immediately ...Read more

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What causes undigested particles of food in my stool?

What causes undigested particles of food in my stool?

Multiple possible: There are multiple possible causes for undigested food to show up in your stool. These include food intolerances, poor absorption, and too-fast transit through your intestines. If this is happening frequently, you need to see your physician for a full evaluation. If you can identify a particular food, you can know to avoid that. ...Read more

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Skin alergy, what food cannot eat?

Skin alergy, what food cannot eat?

Skin allergy: Typically skin allergy is ige mediated, you can have skin testing to determine what to avoid. There are some igg associated skin problems, and typically that requires avoidance and then challenge (elimination diet) to determine, though there are igg tests, a little more controversial than ige. ...Read more

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Flatulence nonstopAfter ate nuts see white pieces in stool.vomit after ate avocado&linseedoil.Smellystool fart.bad concentration&memory.dryskinhairlos?

Flatulence nonstopAfter ate nuts see white pieces in stool.vomit after ate avocado&linseedoil.Smellystool fart.bad concentration&memory.dryskinhairlos?

Wow...lots of issues: I don't think we can really put all these things together into a common condition. There are clearly some gastrointestinal issues with the gas..not that concerned about white pieces after nuts or vomiting after linseed oil. Biggest cause of concentration and memory issues at your age is stress. Would check thyroid as under active gland could contribute to all. Work with your doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Critical. Diarr hea. After eating fcooked food. In fridge not freezer?

Critical. Diarr
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After eating  fcooked food. In fridge not freezer?

Get to urgent care: Go to an ER if needed - this can be serious untreated and relatively simple if treated well. Don't think about it - go! We who attain a certain age need to be careful if we want it to go on increasing well. ...Read more

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What causes undigested food in stool?

Digestion: Some food can not be digested easily and show up in stool. Corn is a common one. ...Read more

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Undigested food in stool, what could be the causes?

Undigested food in stool, what could be the causes?

May be normal: Finding undigested parts of vegetables, corn, etc can be normal. "housecleaning" of gut will empty things out of the stomach, and further downstream, after several hours, to prevent stagnation of contents and overgrowth of bacteria. If associated with cramps, weight loss, fatty stools, and voracious appetite could be signs of a significant digestive issue. ...Read more

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Why do I see undigested food when i wipe my bum ?

Why do I see undigested food when i wipe my bum ?

Digestion: Not everything we put in our mouth is digestible. For instance, corn is commonly seen distinctly in our excrement even though its considered food. Was there a specific food you saw? ...Read more

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Undigested food in feces. Is this a troubling sign?

Undigested food in feces. Is this a troubling sign?

Have you lost weight: What type of undigested food? Skins of fruit and vegetables may pass undigested in a normal person. If your are otherwise in good health and have not had unintended weight loss, it would not be a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Been having diarrhea with undigested food in it for over a month... what is wrong?

Been having diarrhea with undigested food in it for over a month... what is wrong?

Something....: Something is wrong in your intestine....GI system. Get your stool examined....that will give the clue.....how to treat. ...Read more

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I have had unresolved diarrhea for several years. Now I am passing undigested food. What do I need to do?

I have had unresolved diarrhea for several years. Now I am passing undigested food. What do I need to do?

See your doctor: Chronic diarrhea with passage of undigested food should be evaluated. There are many causes, your doctor will work with you to discover the cause and develop a treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Pooping out undigested food, should I be concerned?

Pooping out undigested food, should I be concerned?

Possibly: This depends on how long and how frequently this has occurred. If you can identify a particular food that seems to be associated, you could simply avoid that food. It it seems to happen no matter what you eat, you really need a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can undigested food show up in stool?

Multiple reasons: Undigested food can show up in your stool for multiple reasons, including food intolerance, poor absorption, and too-rapid transit time. If this is happening often, you really need to see your physician about it. If you can identify particular foods that seem to bother you this way, you can know to avoid them. ...Read more

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Can you vomit undigested food hours later?

Possibly: It depends on how many hours later. Les. Than 12 hours is possible however more than that time could indicate a problem with digestion. You should consult a physician. ...Read more

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'what does it mean if you''re vomiting undigested food after 12 hours?'

'what does it mean if you''re vomiting undigested food after 12 hours?'

Not good: Vomiting undigested food after 12 hours can mean your GI system is extremely slowed down, and/or you have a blockage that the food cannot pass through. Are you having pain also? This calls for urgent medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Need help on body odor due to undigested food what can I do for this to get rid of odor ?

Need help on body odor due to undigested food what can I do for this to get rid of odor ?

Undigested food: I'm curious as to what makes you think you are not digesting your food? Our bodies are incredibly good at squeezing essentially everything we can use out of food, and bacteria in our gut uses pretty much everything else. What body odor problem are you having? Eating certain foods (garlic, onion, etc) will cause body odor. Let me know more specifics! ...Read more

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Undigested food particles seen in stool. Normal? Wasn't like this before. What could be wrong? What tests are done to see the real cause? Thanx.

Undigested food particles seen in stool. Normal? Wasn't like this before. What could be wrong? What tests are done to see the real cause? Thanx.

How do you FEEL?: You don't digest all the stuff that you eat. Some of it's not digestable. And transit times vary for no reason. Why are you even looking, Steve? If you feel well, are maintaining your musculature, and can keep up in the sports for which you train, you owe it to yourself and others to stop focusing on this stuff. Seek a relationship with a patient physician in real life, and think positive. ...Read more

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How can undigested food in stomach make you feel?

How can  undigested  food in stomach  make you feel?

Nauseous: If it's undigested, then it's not moving. If it's not moving, you feel full, and eventually you feel nauseous. Then you vomit. ...Read more

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Whitish spots and dots on my stools. What is it, undigested food?

White spots on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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What causes a person to throw up undigested food 12 hours after you eat?

What causes a person to throw up undigested food 12 hours after you eat?

Lots: If acutely, can be due to infection, e.G viral gastroenteritis, acute inflammation, say from alcohol. . A bigger issue if chronic or repeated. Can also be due to inflammation of stomach/duodenum from alcohol, meds e.G aspirin, nsaids, ulcers, tumors (not likely at age 18), diabetes, intestinal blockage, other. Recurrent? Other symptoms, like weight loss, definitely needs to be checked by md asap. ...Read more

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Is it bad to see pieces of undigested foods (fruit/vegetables/nuts) in your stool? what causes this?

Just passing through: Usually this is not concerning. It can happen if you didn't chew the food well, the food was too dense to digest (fiber), or you gut transit time was shorter for some reason. No problem if no other symptoms are associated with it. ...Read more

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What if I had eaten about three hours ago and bits of the recognizable undigested food I had just eaten are present in my stool?

What if I had eaten about three hours ago and bits of the recognizable undigested food I had just eaten are present in my stool?

Undigested: It generally takes much longer than three hours for ingested food to appear in bowel movements as the food has to traverse many feet of intestine first. Three hours would signify exceedingly rapid transit. The bits you observed probably were ingested a couple of days earlier unless you are experiencing vicious diarrheal activity. For chronic bowel concerns, a gastroenterologist is best qualified. ...Read more