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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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?

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?

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