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Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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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Dr. Wenjay Sung Dr. Sung
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

Dr. Robert Grindstaff Dr. Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
34 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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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

Dr. Sarah Kohl Dr. Kohl
Travel Medicine
31 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michelle Sasson Dr. Sasson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
27 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Nathan Lilya Dr. Lilya
Family Medicine
4 years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Willam Lau Dr. Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
6 years in practice
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Rahul Khare Dr. Khare
Emergency Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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

Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Mitzi Johnson Dr. Johnson
Integrative Medicine
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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