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I periodically get severe diarrhea within 15 mins of eating spaghetti. Never happens with homemade, always old-school Italian restaurants.

I periodically get severe diarrhea within 15 mins of eating spaghetti. Never happens with homemade, always old-school Italian restaurants.

Spaghetti: I am not an expert on spaghetti but it sounds like you are sensitive to an ingredient used in restaurant spaghetti. It sounds like you may have to leave it off your menu. Make sure you hydrate when this occurs. ...Read more

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Had Perilymph Fistula Patching on ear a year ago. Since then have had intense tinnitus in that ear within 10 min of eating salty/sweet foods. Hydrops?

Had Perilymph Fistula Patching on ear a year ago. Since then have had intense tinnitus in that ear within 10 min of eating salty/sweet foods. Hydrops?

Tinnitus: You need to be evaluated by the ENT who did your surgery. They will have your history, knowledge of your procedure and should be in the best position to help you. ...Read more

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Within 10 mins of eating I get bad flatulence and an urge to open my bowels. Also often stomach is noisy. Symptoms for 1 yr. Stools often loose. Ideas?

Within 10 mins of eating I get bad flatulence and an urge to open my bowels. Also often stomach is noisy. Symptoms for 1 yr. Stools often loose. Ideas?

You are: "experiencing" a heightened "gatro-colic" reflex... when the stomach receives food a hormonal output affects the colon. ..its called gastro (stomach) colic (colon) reflex. It is normal but YOURS is EXAGGERATED! This is seen in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), however this is a diagnosis only made after some testing is done!
BTW your symptoms once explained are VERY Treatable!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have hp able to control it with reducing salt exercise 30 min a day lost 10 pounds eating veggies only BP 115/71/77 do I still need to take pill?

I have hp able to control it with reducing salt exercise 30 min a day lost 10 pounds eating veggies only BP 115/71/77 do I still need to take pill?

Possibly: You should review this with your primary care. As you are right, with your lifestyle interventions, you may be able to stop your medications and still have reasonable blood pressure measurements. ...Read more

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I took two bc pills yesterday at night after 20 min af/eating. Around 940pm. I vomited the food around 230am. Did my pills go down with the food?

I took two bc pills yesterday at night after 20 min af/eating. Around 940pm. I vomited the food around 230am. Did my pills go down with the food?

GI Absorption of BCP: You did not indicate the brand of your birth control pills or the kind of food eaten.
Birth control pills are readily absorbed in the GI tract (gastrointestinal tract) quickly. You took your pills 20 minutes after eating as you instructed. You vomited food about 4 hours later.
It is safe to assume that even though you vomited food, the contents of the bcps was most likely already absorbed. ...Read more

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Exercising 2-3 hours a day. 1 hour spin class. 1 hour weights/conditioning 30-60 min swim. I have OCD and maybe eating issue. Is it bad? How to stop?

Exercising 2-3 hours a day. 1 hour spin class. 1 hour weights/conditioning 30-60 min swim. I have OCD and maybe eating issue. Is it bad? How to stop?

See a psychiatrist: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a serious but treatable condition. If you are doing everything that you say above in one workout, that is too much and at some point more exercise is counterproductive, especially with your health problems. See your primary care physician about the safety of your workout routine. You would benefit from diagnosis and treatment, SSRI medications and CBT often help. ...Read more

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I've been eating 1700 cal and working out 4-5 times a week for 30 min, is this enough to lose a pound as week?

I've been eating 1700 cal and working out 4-5 times a week for 30 min, is this enough to lose a pound as week?

3500 calories/1lb: You have to cut down 3500 calories in your diet to loose one pound
if you cut down 500 calories per day, you will loose 1 pound in on week, and approx 4 lbs in a month
your weight loss is based on extra calories you burn by exercising plus the calories you reduce in your diet
so calculate for yourself, if you are negative 3500 cals per week, it will take 30 weeks. ...Read more

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Noticing extreme increase in visual body fat. Hardly eating, 45 min cardio, work all day, healthy when I do eat. Not basing this off of a scale. Help!

Noticing extreme increase in visual body fat. Hardly eating, 45 min cardio, work all day, healthy when I do eat. Not basing this off of a scale. Help!

Decrease carbs: Most people are surprised at how few calories are actually needed to maintain a healthy weight, even with exercise. There are a number of free apps for your phone that can help you understand how little you actually need to eat. Also a lot of people eat things they think are healthy, but are actually full of sugar, like granola bars, fruit juice and flavored yogurts. Become a label reader. ...Read more

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Having left side headacke when eating, it w mostly when I miss lunch but now days during eating then it get lost after min? I'v also sinusitis?

Having left side headacke when eating, it w mostly when I miss lunch but now days during eating then it get lost after min? I'v also sinusitis?

Multiple reasons: Having a sinus infection can make eating and a headache worse. Hopefully you've seen somebody for the sinus infection as sometimes antibiotics are needed if it is bacterial. Please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Pain- hard to explain- about 1-2 inches right of belly button. Occurs for few mins, once-twice weekly for two months now. Happens without eating too.

Pain- hard to explain- about 1-2 inches right of belly button. Occurs for few mins, once-twice weekly for two months now. Happens without eating too.

Abdominal pain: Given the info you've provided, recurrent abdominal pain is not uncommon and often benign. Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a diagnosis of exclusion, so we can't say this is ibs without a more detailed workup. But my best advice is to keep a good diary of the "triggers" that cause the pain. E.G., is it associated with stress? Is it more often in the morning or after certain types of foods, etc. ...Read more

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Was eating spinach almost daily for months. Thought was perfect food. Now hear is high in oxalates and these mean calcium, vit/min not absorbed. True?

Was eating spinach almost daily for months. Thought was perfect food. Now hear is high in oxalates and these mean calcium, vit/min not absorbed. True?

It's not: I am sorry you follow for the "perfect food" stuff. Oxalate will not hurt you if you are healthy. Iron in spinach is bound to Phytates and is not available. Food choices are not the key to health despite all the silly stuff online. No food choice will benefit you as much as eating sensibly and exercising consistently and intensely. Glad you want to be healthy -- be discerning ...Read more

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What would cause a brief sharp pain in upper abdomen10 to 15 min after eating lasts about 3to5 sec happens a couple of times then goes away concerned?

What would cause a brief sharp pain in upper abdomen10 to 15 min after eating lasts about 3to5 sec happens a couple of times then goes away concerned?

Fleeting pains: Such very fleeting but Sharp pains after eating may simply be transient gas pains especially if you have absolutely no abdominal distress the rest of the time. Concerning symptoms would be more lasting discomfort, tenderness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, black or bloody stools. If symptoms persist or worsen consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I always hungry? I drink a lot of water. I eat something and am full for a min and then I can keep eating and I don't gain the weight.

Why am I always hungry? I drink a lot of water. I eat something and am full for a min and then I can keep eating and I don't gain the weight.

Diabetes mellitus: Polyphagia, or increased hunger, is a common sign of diabetes mellitus. Increased thirst can also be a common sign. Please consult your family medicine physician to follow up on these symptoms. He/she will be able to check your blood glucose and HbA1c to rule in/out this diagnosis. ...Read more

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My question is why do I feel Hungrier after I finish eating, or alternatively I have also experienced excessive hunger only 30 mins after eating?

My question is why do I feel Hungrier after I finish eating, or alternatively I have also experienced excessive hunger only 30 mins after eating?

Prediabetes/Diabetes: Or impaired glucose metabolism commonly causes a person to feel hunger even when they should not. Hunger is a powerful motivator and very difficult to overcome, therefore this often causes people to gain weight. There are medications available to specifically treat this problem. Consider a glucose tolerance test, especially if diabetes runs in your family. ...Read more

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Today after eating meals I would get very full. 30 min later I start to starve again. I've had serious munchies today. Why? This has never happened.

Today after eating meals I would get very full. 30 min later I start to starve again. I've had serious munchies today. Why? This has never happened.

DependsOnWhatYouEat: What are you eating? Potato chip sandwiches laced with poi? Rice and vegetables? Pancakes with french toast and pudding? In other words, if you aren't eating enough protein or healthy fat (from nuts, fish, etc)and roughage from leafy greens, then you'll be hungry sooner than later. Also, what's your activity been? Burning more calories? Then you need to eat more. Otherwise talk this over with your doc ...Read more

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I have a new meds called linzess for constipation it's says to take 30 min before eating but I already ate about 1 hrs ago could I go ahead and take!

I have a new meds called linzess for constipation it's says to take 30 min before eating but I already ate about 1 hrs ago could I go ahead and take!

This Once...: Have it with a piece of toast, but the instructions are there for a reason, as the medication works best when taken as prescribed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is kidney pain normal during the colonoscoppy prep. Also brown diahrea 5 mins after eating after test?

Is kidney pain normal during the colonoscoppy prep. Also brown diahrea 5 mins after eating after test?

Many discomforts: May occur during a colonoscopy prep. It is not a pleasant thing to go through. The pain in the area of your kidney, was more likely originating from the colon which underlies the kidneys. The brown diarrhea after eating is probably due to irritation of your colon by the prep and the test. Drink clear liquids and a BRAT diet to help your colon recover. ...Read more

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In the past 2-3 yrs, I have probs eating bananas & avocados (raw). I have abd pain & cramping w/in 30 min. I avoid. Could it lead to probs w/latex?

In the past 2-3 yrs, I have probs eating bananas & avocados (raw). I have abd pain & cramping w/in 30 min. I avoid. Could it lead to probs w/latex?

Low possibility: There is cross-reactivity between allergens in banana, avocado and latex, however, the affected patient is generally first sensitized to latex prior to developing symptoms to select foods. That said, patients sensitized to multiple foods in this class develop latex allergy 10% of the time. An Allergist can perform testing to quantify risk. ...Read more

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I feel sick after eating dinner and sometimes have diarrhea 30 mins to one hour later. This doesn't happen all the time and isn't after specific food.

I feel sick after eating dinner and sometimes have diarrhea 30 mins to one hour later. This doesn't happen all the time and isn't after specific food.

Diarrhea: This is not normal, how long you had this problem & how often, does it happen only after dinner or any other meals? May be dinner is heavy or fatty, try to eat light, avoid heavy fried food & dairy products for a couple of days, stay hydrated, if no improvement you need to see your doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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I'm doing cardio with a personal trainer 4 days a week 45 min and hard training is that enough exersise to lose 10 kg in 6 weeks also eating healthy?

I'm doing cardio with a personal trainer 4 days a week 45 min and hard training is that enough exersise to lose 10 kg in 6 weeks also eating healthy?

Hard to tell, may be: Weight loss is mostly the negative balance between intake and consumption. Weight loss is possible as long as consumption is more than intake. ...Read more

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Is it normal after eating for your heart to beat faster by about 20 beats a min?

Is it normal after eating for your heart to beat faster by about 20 beats a min?

Heart rate: After eating some of the blood flow shifts to the intestine to foster digestion and absorption, this can be associated with a heart rate increase depending on the hemodynamics in play in the individual ...Read more

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My blood gulcose level was 134 20 min after eating 400grams of grapes and two piece of suger candy. Is it normal?

It is a bit complica: If you want to know whether your blood sugar is normal or not, you have to check your blood sugar when you are fasting. This level is more reliable than the sugar levels done after eating. Right now your blood sugar levels is not high but if you want to know whether your blood sugar is normal, then get a fasting blood level checked. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in stomach within first couple of minutes eating every time I eat. Lasts about 30 mins. Radiates into chest. What could it be?

Sharp pain in stomach within first couple of minutes eating every time I eat. Lasts about 30 mins. Radiates into chest. What could it be?

? GERD or gallbladder: Gallbladder "attacks" are usually related to gallstones that block the expulsion of bile from the gallbladder. The pain is usually shortly after meals, worse with fatty foods, and lasts about an hour or so, right upper abdomen sometimes radiating to back. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux, is heartburn, worse after eating spicy foods, worse when lying down after big meals at night. Antacids help. ...Read more

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