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Would Eating Clay Soil Cause Fibroids
Could lactobacillus in fermented cabbage cause diarrhea? If so, then why would this happen? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth?
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
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I'm aware that eating mouldy nuts and rice can cause liver cancer but can eating a mouldy apple cause cancer too? So worried!
Stop worrying: We live in a sea of carcinogens and there is no avoiding all risk. Aflatoxin from aspergillus on peanuts mutates TP53 and is a clear risk to those heavily exposed Most rice and fruit mold is unrelated and poses no known risk. I would urge you to didcard moldy food because it is nasty, and to stop reading internet scare stuff. It's mostly by disinformation artists. Be discerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can eating too much sugar cause malabsorption (diarrhea, bulky stools, cramps)?If not, what else could cause it?
Many things: Is it diarrhea with watery stool or is it bulky, loose stool? Is it really malabsorption? Consider Pancreatic conditions, Lactose Intolerance, gluten sensitivity, thyroid, intestinal infections, sudden change to high fiber diet to name a few. Perhaps sugar substitute but not sugar. ...Read more
Would parasites or worms be obvious in 2 year olds stool? Sometimes i find thread like pieces. Is it food? Would they move? Blood? Any other symptoms?
Usually not obvious: Pinworms are fairly common in this age group. They are small white worms that come out of the anus at night. . If you suspect piworms wait until dark when the child is asleep. Then take a flashlight and check your child's anal area. If you see small thread like wiggleing white things, call your doctor. This not a emergency but as a parent it is upsetting. ...Read more
Why does eating wheat berries lead to fatty diarrhea but eating bread only occasionally leads to diarrhea where gluten intolerance is suspected?
Gluten content...: ...Can be much lower in bread, and up to 15% in wheat berries. If the symptoms are dose related, this would make sense. ...Read more
No: If you have black, tarry malodorous stool please seek prompt medical attention for possible GI bleeding. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
I've fibroids, is eating edamame (soy beans) good or they will cause fibroids to grow large since theory are photo estrogen which mimic estrogen?Help
Unless you eat: Ton of edamame -it will not make the fibroids grow if you have symptomatic fibroids you need to discuss with your OB the various options to treat them. ...Read more
Sure.: The foods we eat affect the appearance of our stools, including the color. ...Read more
Are common garden birds' poo (pigeons, raven's etc) dangerous to human health if left undealt with on garden furniture?
Guano (bird poop): Bird poop (or guano) is usually a nuisance more than a health risk, there can be a risk of disease transmission, especially for those with weakened immune systems. Clean up with soap and hot water whenever you have contact with bird droppings. The guano does not present more problems if left for more time on the furniture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can protein powder or iron pills cause diarrhea after gallbladder removal? Does diarrhea mean I am not absorbing the nutrients?
If you: Enough of them yes and due mostly to the artificial food coloring and chemicals in packaged cookies. Eat healthier home baked cookies, in general better for you than store bought packaged cookies. Too many preservatives and other things that potentially are causing long term consequences and harm. ...Read more
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