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What's in watermelon that causes stomach upset?

What's in watermelon that causes stomach upset?

Sorbitol: Watermelon contains a sugar called sorbitol. People who have a sorbitol intolerance may develop gas, loose stools & GI upset when they eat watermelon. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Watermelon (Definition)

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick ...Read more


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Why does watermelon cause an upset stomach?

Why does watermelon cause an upset stomach?

Practically everyone: Has some food intolerance, & may include such innocuous ingestants as water (or watermelon). Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs".Avoid foods that bother you, but best to examine whole diet, keep a food diary, & try to correlate your upset stomach with intake of any foods & other variables. ...Read more

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I have been eating a clean and lean diet for about two months now. For the past week, I've been having on and off pain in my abdomen. I did buy a watermelon last week could that be it?

I have been eating a clean and lean diet for about two months now. For the past week, I've been having on and off pain in my abdomen. I did buy a watermelon last week could that be it?

Abdominal pain: If your diet has been too heavy on fiber,you could have difficulty digesting it. Watermelon doesn't sound like the culprit. If recurrent,steady or frequent abdominal discomfort,especially with tenderness persists, see your physician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a stomach ache from bad watermelon?

Is it possible to get a stomach ache from bad watermelon?

Even eating a good: Watermelon can cause symptoms for some people. Watermelon contains a sugar called sorbitol. People who have a sorbitol intolerance may develop gas, loose stools ; GI upset when they eat watermelon. ...Read more

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I have a belly button hernia. My stomach feels and looks like I swallowed a watermelon. I can't lose weight and alot of stomach pain. What should I do?

I have a belly button hernia. My stomach feels and looks like I swallowed a watermelon. I can't lose weight and alot of stomach pain. What should I do?

Hernia Repair: If you have an umbilical(Belly Button) hernia and you're having pain, you should have surgery to repair the problem. Following surgery and healing, you'll be able to exercise without pain or risk of hernia incarceration (intestines getting "stuck" in the hernia). The combination of diet modification and exercise will allow you to lose weight. Liposuction after achieving goal weight if necessary. ...Read more

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Does watermelon cause gas?

Does watermelon cause gas?

Any food can causeit: Any food can cause it.Gas is caused largely when bacteria help brake down your food. ...Read more

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Can watermelon make stool red?

Can watermelon make stool red?

Yes: This is quite famous. It's a lighter, brighter red than blood. ...Read more

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Does eating watermelon cause gas?

Does eating watermelon cause gas?

For some - yes: Watermelon contains a sugar called sorbitol. People who have a sorbitol intolerance may develop gas, loose stools ; GI upset when they eat watermelon. ...Read more

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Am i eat watermelon in jaundice....?

Question: Not sure what you are asking, but if you are jaundiced, get an evaluation by a doctor to assess your underlying cause of probable liver issues. As far as eating watermelon, that should be ok for now,...BUT get evaluated! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does watermelon cause water retention?

Does watermelon cause water retention?

Watermelon: Watermelon is a delicious fruit that does not cause water retention, even though it's 91% water. In fact, it may help you get rid of water. It is fat-free and salt-free. It's full of great lycopene, an antioxidant important in cardiovascular and bone health. Enjoy fresh, red, juicy watermelon -- and maybe even have a seed-spitting contest. :-) http://tinyurl.Com/j865j. ...Read more

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I think watermelon is making my mouth itch?

I think watermelon is making my mouth itch?

Oral Allergy Syndrom: You may have oral allergy syndrome, which is a syndrome associated with severe allergy to pollen. Patients who are very allergic to ragweed pollen (fall allergy symptoms) often experience oral itching after eating various melons (watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc). ...Read more

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For what reasons might watermelon or even cucumbers give me such indigestion?

For what reasons might watermelon or even cucumbers give me such indigestion?

Cucurbitacin: Watermelons and cucumbers both contain a compound called cucurbitacin. Many people react to cucurbitacins, suffering gas and indigestion. ...Read more

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Last night i ate watermelon n now i got loose motion pain in the lower part of my stmch?

Last night i ate watermelon n now i got loose motion pain in the lower part of my stmch?

Listeriosis: Eating any unwashed melon (watermelon, cantaloupe, etc) can expose you to the food-borne illness of listeriosis. Diarrhea and stomach cramps can be part of this. If you think you may have this problem, see your physician. Treatment is with antibiotics. There were some outbreaks last year. To prevent this illness from happening again: http://www.Cdc.Gov/listeria/prevention.Html. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more