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Can food posioning cause blood in my stool?

Five hours into excessive vomiting and diahreah? Now there is blood in my stool. Should I be more concerned or seak immediate care?

Related Topics: Vomit, Food Poisoning
 

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Yes, bloody diarrhea is concerning and should be evaluated immediately by a doctor. 

 Bloody diarrhea due to  E coli 0157:H7 infection can sometimes have severe complications.  Bloody diarrhea can also be caused  by Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter infections.

There are some other serious non-infection related conditions that can also be associated with bloody diarrhea that should be evaluated by a doctor.

 

Hope this helps.  Take care.

 

 

 

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