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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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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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Sudden onset chest pain, radiating to back in the morning. And diarrhea during the day, undigested food. ?

Sudden onset chest pain, radiating to back in the morning. And diarrhea during the day, undigested food. ?

? indigestion: What you described is consistent with indigestion. However, it would be prudent to consult your doctor at your convenience, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. You may visit this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronary-artery-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20350613
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can drinking a carbonated drink fast cause sudden onset of heartburn?

Can drinking a carbonated drink fast cause sudden onset of heartburn?

Heartburn : Rapid consumption of a carbonated drink is likely to cause fluid and gaseous distention of the stomach. This will cause irritation and pressure on the oesophageal sphincter and May result in reflux, causing heartburn.

If the heartburn persists or presents in the absence of the carbonated drinks you should see a doctor to exclude alternate causes. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of constant heartburn. I think I might have a stomach Alsace?

What can I do to get rid of constant heartburn.
I think I might have a stomach Alsace?

Heartburn: Please being w/a visit to your doctor for a diagnosis. If GERD / heartburn he/she can prescribe you something to help. You can also use a natural product called DGL, which is basically licorice n capsule or chewable form, and can be purchased at a health food store. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough when talking. I also have problems with heartburn. My dr gave me Omez & Fexo 180. It worked in the beginning but does not work anymore. I don’t get heartburn anymore. The cough have been consistent for 7days everyday.

I have a persistent cough when talking. I also have problems with heartburn. My dr gave me Omez & Fexo 180. It worked in the beginning but does not work anymore. I don’t get heartburn anymore. The cough have been consistent for 7days everyday.

GERD cough: The heartburn and cough may be connected. Heartburn usually is due to GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disorder), which can include stomach contents going up your esophagus when sleeping. That can cause cough because of small amounts getting into your larynx and trachea. It should improve with the treatment you are on, but contact your doctor if it's still a problem after another week or so. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (side: back, all sides) (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: routine activity) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hours) , hot flashes, heartburn and

I am experiencing  headache (side: back, all sides) (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: routine activity) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hours) , hot flashes, heartburn and

Doctor can examine: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter treatments include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be checked. ...Read more

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I have a dry, blocked throat that feels like it has a lump and heartburn that i get whenever I’m asleep and feels the burning going up my throat.

I have a dry, blocked throat that feels like it has a lump and heartburn that i get whenever I’m asleep and feels the burning going up my throat.

You are decribing: "CLASSIC" GERD (Acid reflux) There is excellent medication for this but it should first be diagnosed formally with an in person consultation starting with
your PCP!
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Am i pregnant i have been having swollen breasts, cramping and heartburn for the past two days. And my period is due next week wednesday?

Am i pregnant i have been having swollen breasts, cramping and heartburn for the past two days. And my period is due next week wednesday?

Could be pregnant: The symptoms you describe are non specific but are often experienced in the first trimester of pregnancy. Suggest you see your Family Practitioner for an early pregnancy test, ideally A quantitative BHCG. ...Read more

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I’ve developed bad heartburn/searing chest and sternal pain four following stent placement in celiac artery. Redux meds don’t help.Now daily constantly. Never had before. Why might this be? Vascular surgeon not sure why. Not sure what to do

I’ve developed bad heartburn/searing chest and sternal pain four following stent placement in celiac artery. Redux meds don’t help.Now daily constantly. Never had before. Why might this be? Vascular surgeon not sure why.  Not sure what to do

Acid: First thought is refractory gastric reflux....nothing to do with stent replacement....I would first be aggressive with heartburn treatment meaning a PPI (ie, nexium 40) twice a day with Zantac 300 mg, also twice a day for at least a month...If no response, an upper endoscopy should be performed to rule out an acid disorder.....Dr. Murray Wellner ...Read more

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Lately I have been experiencing heartburn {first time in my life} and insomnia,I'm constipated and since yesterday I've been feeling dizzy.. I tested negative 10 days ago, I have PCOS, I think I spotted 2-3 days ago dark brown discharge , am I preg?

Lately I have been experiencing heartburn {first time in my life} and insomnia,I'm constipated and since yesterday I've been feeling dizzy.. I tested negative 10 days ago, I have PCOS, I think I spotted 2-3 days ago dark brown discharge , am I preg?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A urine test gives a very reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper right abdomen for over a year. Negative ab ultrasound a year ago but dull throb remains. Also have heartburn and occasional light stools/loose stools. No weight loss or jaundice. Should I be worried of cancer of liver/pancreas?

Dull ache in upper right abdomen for over a year. Negative ab ultrasound a year ago but dull throb remains.  Also have heartburn and occasional light stools/loose stools.  No weight loss or jaundice.  Should I be worried of cancer of liver/pancreas?

Right upper: The negative us is reassuring about ruling out liver pathology and gall stones, and to some degree,pancreatic cancer. Sludge in the gall bladder may not be seen on us. I recommend an evaluation by a gastroenterologist. Appropriate tests will be ordered and could include abdominal ct scan,mri as well as tests for malabsorption and pancreatic insufficiency. ...Read more

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Heartburn/indigestion, frequent urination, ankles swelling, face gets swollen, weight gain stomach area, stomach upset, upper/ lower abdominal pain, back pain, tired, stomach cramps like charlie horse. What could it be?

Heartburn/indigestion, frequent urination, ankles swelling, face gets swollen, weight gain stomach area, stomach upset, upper/ lower abdominal pain, back pain, tired, stomach cramps like charlie horse. What could it be?

Symptoms: The list of possible medical problems is longer than your list of symptoms. Important that you have a complete physical examination, including appropriate lab tests, as soon as possible. Please schedule appointment with your primary care provider. ...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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more