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    Stomach pains from eating raw produce
    davmaz posted:
    My wife and I traveled to Costa Rica in January, 2010. While there, she was having extreme stomach pains that made her vomit. The symptoms continued even after vomiting.
    After a couple days, we found that the symptoms subsided if she didn't eat raw produce or juices. As soon as she did, the symptoms came back.
    This is still continuing today - we live in WI. If she has a salad, there is pain, vomiting. Fruit salad for the 4th, pain and vomiting.
    The doctor says it's IBS-PI. Though, she has no diarrhea and it doesn't explain the symptoms only occurring with the ingestion of raw produce.
    Any ideas?
    nycjudy responded:
    It's only an amateur's suggestion, but I would look for a doctor who specialized in "exotic" conditions that travellers pick up overseas. They generally will be listed as specializing in infectious diseases. Even here in the New York City area, with so much international travel, there are not many, so I'm not sure what might be available in Wisconsin. Is there a major medical facility relatively close to you?

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