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What are the symptoms for food poisoning or ingesting contaminated food? Five nights ago i mixed a batter of over-the-counter pancake mix then realized it was old. It had been open on the shelf uncovered. I fried and ate the food anyway. It didn't tast

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Dr. Mary Engrav
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Your symptoms of cramping and diarrhea are consistent with food poisoning.
It is very difficult to tell between viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and food poisoning, but with the concerning food intake then your symptoms could certainly be food poisoning. Most food poisoning will resolve on its own, but if you develop vomiting, are unable to tolerate fluids, have fever, pain, or blood in your stool then you need to be seen as an emergency.

In brief: Your

Your symptoms of cramping and diarrhea are consistent with food poisoning.
It is very difficult to tell between viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and food poisoning, but with the concerning food intake then your symptoms could certainly be food poisoning. Most food poisoning will resolve on its own, but if you develop vomiting, are unable to tolerate fluids, have fever, pain, or blood in your stool then you need to be seen as an emergency.
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