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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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?

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