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Doctor insights on: White Spots Inside Flesh Of Bell Peppers

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Lately I've been seeing black pepper like spots in my stool could this be anything my stool is normal brown with no blood in it ?

Lately I've been seeing black pepper like spots in my stool could this be anything my stool is normal brown with no blood in it ?

Uncertain: Black in stool can be food related or blood from the upper Gastrointestinal system. You can have it tested by a stool sample with your MD to be sure which is not a bad idea. ...Read more

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Can red pepper take a few days to fully get out of your colon?I saw 1-3 small red spots in my stool for 2 days now had red peppers in a dinner Friday

Can red pepper take a few days to fully get out of your colon?I saw 1-3 small red spots in my stool for 2 days now had red peppers in a dinner Friday

Yes: The average time it takes for food to transit through our GI tract is about 50 hours, but can vary from a few hours to a few days. Red pepper may not fully be digested (esp. if it is dried flakes) and thus might show up in the stool.
If this was bleeding, bright red blood usually comes from the rectal area and would not look like flakes.
Blood from further up the GI tract is usually very dark. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how peppermint help spots?

Please clarify what: you mean by 'spots' and re-ask question. ...Read more

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I have white spots spreading on my bell end and it's not an STD what is it?

I have white spots spreading on my bell end and it's not an STD what is it?

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat the seeds inside a bell pepper?

Is it ok to eat the seeds inside a bell pepper?

Yes: I once met a very nice person from India, who was amazed at how much of vegetables and fruit we don't use in the USA that other countries do! We peel too much, remove seeds that others eat, don't eat stems of thigks like broccoli. She used every bit of the pepper including the white pitch and seeds. So go ahead. More fiber too! ...Read more

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What are the nutritional values of a bell pepper?

What are the nutritional values of a bell pepper?

Bell pepper: Also called Sweet pepper, it has less calories and fats, has Capsaicin which has anti-bacterial & anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties ,helps reduce cholesterol, rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and essential minerals (Iron, Copper, Zinc, Potassium, Selenium, Manganese, Magnesium, and the B-complex vitamins. ...Read more

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How many nutrients is in a red bell pepper?

How many nutrients is in a red bell pepper?

Vitamins A and C: Red pepper has a lot of vitamins a and c as well as small amounts of other micronutrients. ...Read more

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Can you get botulism from bad bell pepper stored in fridge? I had 4, 1 looked bad, but others ok. I tasted 1 and it tasted bad. Should I be worried?

Can you get botulism from bad bell pepper stored in fridge? I had 4, 1 looked bad, but others ok. I tasted 1 and it tasted bad. Should I be worried?

Botulism unlikely: Botulinum spores germinate best in low oxygen environments at 25-37 degrees Celsius (77-99 degrees F) Having said that, other bacteria may have contaminated the peppers and could cause GI illness. Best to avoid food that looks or tastes bad. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How many calories in a green bell pepper?

How many calories in a green bell pepper?

Very little: Green, red and yellow pepper has less than 1/2 gm of fat in a cup. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bell pepper allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bell pepper allergy?

Pepper allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case bell pepper will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy ...Read more

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What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

Healthful: Virtually all vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices are healthful. However, many do not tolerate some of them. Enjoy the ones that your body likes and don't eat the ones that cause upset even if you hear that they are good. ...Read more

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How many calories in yellow bell pepper?

Very little: Green, red and yellow pepper has less than 1/2 gm of fat in a cup. ...Read more

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Hey doctors is it ok to eat raw tomatoes, onions bell pepper, everyday with my meals? And is it healthy or not? Have about 1 each a day with meals

Hey doctors is it ok to eat raw tomatoes, onions bell pepper, everyday with my meals? And is it healthy or not? Have about 1 each a day with meals

these item are OK: But sleep apnea can be due to food allergy and it is important to lose weight , stop all gluten and dairy . Best to get an igg food allergy test and follow the recommendations to cease the intake of all foods that are reactive . Then you can feel very well and get rid of the CPAP machine and the restless sleep. ...Read more

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I get cramps and diarrhea when I eat bell pepper, recently I experienced the same symptoms when eating fresh jalapeño. Is it a food group intolerance?

I get cramps and diarrhea when I eat bell pepper, recently I experienced the same symptoms when eating fresh jalapeño. Is it a food group intolerance?

Food intolerance: Given your history it does sound like there is a correlation of your symptoms to that vegetable class. If you have no other symptoms and you can reproduce these symptoms when eating peppers then I would avoid peppers. If not you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Looked like blood in stool, bright red,on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

Looked like blood in stool, bright red,on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time I eat bell pepper I get bad stomach cramps and diarrhea. Is this a food intolerance?

Every time I eat bell pepper I get bad stomach cramps and diarrhea. Is this a food intolerance?

Testing will help!: As an allergist, I see patients for food allergy/intolerance concerns quite often. There is skin testing and even blood testing that could tell you if you're allergic to bell peppers. If the testing is positive, then you're allergic. If the testing is normal, then it's likely a food intolerance. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is baked turkey breast, with a small mix of black beans, bell pepper, onion, tomatoe, low sodium hot sauce a healthy dinner? Trying 2 lose weight

Is baked turkey breast, with a small mix of black beans, bell pepper, onion, tomatoe, low sodium hot sauce a healthy dinner? Trying 2 lose weight

Sounds good!: Sounds like a healthy meal. Just remember to limit portion sizes, because too much of even a healthy dish is too much. ...Read more

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This lunch healthy for 18 y/o tryin 2 lose weight? 1 piece whole wheat bread, 1avacodo, slices of tomato/onion/bell pepper, & 4-6 oz chicken breast

This lunch healthy for 18 y/o tryin 2 lose weight? 1 piece whole wheat bread, 1avacodo, slices of tomato/onion/bell pepper, & 4-6 oz chicken breast

OK but...: This is ok but if you really want to lose weight you might avoid the bread as less carbs will help; some feel gluten causes obesity so rice or quinoa might be better. I strongly advise organic chicken - see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for the reasons.
My favorite diet for weight loss and overall health is dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht
don't forget to exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats going on? I have always been able to eat raw potatoes... Until this year, same with bell peppers, bananas and raw vegetables. They make my mouth and throat itch now and just the other day i ate a piece of bell pepper and my throat swelled up. What's

Whats going on? I have always been able to eat raw potatoes... Until this year, same with bell peppers, bananas and raw vegetables. They make my mouth and throat itch now and just the other day i ate a piece of bell pepper and my throat swelled up. What's

I : I can't tell you. However, i might be concerned about possibly having developed a food allergy. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin which can cause inflammation of mucus membranes. However, you said you ate a bell pepper. If you ever again develop swelling of your throat, that is a real medical emergency because it can cause your throat to close down which would prevent breathing. I recommend that you see an allergist to help determine what is going on, and int he meat time, i would avoid eating anything which makes your mouth or throat itch or swell. I would have asked if the foods were sprayed with the same pesticide, but you included bananas too. ...Read more

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Superior doctors, is a 4-6 oz chicken breast with handful sodium free black eye peas, mushroom, tomatoe, bell pepper healthy dinner for 18 y/o male?

Superior doctors, is a 4-6 oz chicken breast with handful sodium free black eye peas, mushroom, tomatoe, bell pepper healthy dinner for 18 y/o male?

Dinner choice: Hello, that sounds like an excellent choice. Broiled and not fried in oil is even better. Your question is making me hungry. Enjoy. ...Read more

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My dr ordered a m r i, found 20 white spots on my brain, he says its m s u think its what it is, ?

My dr ordered a m r i, found 20 white spots on my brain,  he says its  m s   u think its what it is, ?

Not necessarily: If you have history of migraine, head injury, high blood pressure or merely taking a variety of meds, could be better answer (eg, microvascular angioplasty). Ms is best diagnosed based on history and physical exam. The MRI is used for confirmation and treatment decisions in part. Get neurological consultation. ...Read more

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What are the white spots inside my baby’s mouth?

What are the white spots inside my baby’s mouth?

Thrush: Those white spots in your baby's mouth can be thrush. This is an infection with a fungus called candida that is common in babies. It causes white plaques on the tongue and mouth that can occasionally bleed. An oral anti-fungal medicine can help eliminate the infection, especially if it makes it uncomfortable for your baby to feed. ...Read more

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I have white spots. What is the best cure?

I have white spots. What is the best cure?

Where? what? etc.: You didn't mention where you have them? What size? How many? For how long? Any other symptoms, either locally or the rest of your body. There is not enough information to even try to answer so general a question. Why don't you repost your question with more information. ...Read more