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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