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why do I get stomac pain aftr eating eggs

By Anonymous January 9, 2011 - 3:12pm
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No, you have it backwards. I cannot eat stand alone eggs. I can only eat one that are mixed in other foods such as cake mixes . I cannot eat eggs in salads such as potato or tuna.

January 13, 2011 - 1:35pm
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Thanks for clarifying.

You may have an egg allergy; some people do not have reactions when the eggs are a smaller part of a recipe. However, when eggs are the primary food consumed, you may have an allergic reaction or just not tolerate eggs well.

If this continues to concern you, talk with your doctor about an allergy test. Are you concerned about your health or symptoms, or the inconvenience of not being able to eat eggs, or want to know alternative egg products?

January 20, 2011 - 1:09pm
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no, i have not. The pain has only been happening for the last year or two and only if I eat eggs, cooked, that are not mixed into something else. So if happens with boiled, fried, and scrambled eggs but not with eggs in cake mixes or in a quiche. The pain will start about an hour after eating.

January 10, 2011 - 5:32am
(reply to Anonymous)

To clarify, you can eat cooked eggs that are not part of an ingredient; the eggs that are fine on your stomach are those eaten by themselves (cooked), as in boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, etc.

You are having trouble with cake mixes, quiche. I'm curious why you have pinpointed eggs as being the culprit? If you are able to eat eggs alone, why would you assume the eggs are causing pain in a mixed or multi-ingredient meal (in other words: there are many, many other ingredients that could be causing pain, since you are not sensitive to eggs).

Are you able to narrow down your symptoms after eating certain store-bought vs. restaurant-made cakes? Are you only symptomatic after eating cake from a cake mix at your house (or friend's house), but can eat other types of cakes? Are you able to eat other baked goods? Eggs are in so many different foods, that you may be eating eggs or egg products unknowingly in mixed/combination recipes.

Try to keep a food diary, and watch for triggers. See if it is certain brands of cake mixes and quiches, if it is baked goods made at a particular house or restaurant. See if you can eat other foods with egg (sometimes you don't even know there are eggs, such as in many pasta dishes).

January 13, 2011 - 12:37pm

Can you provide us with more information? Have you been tested for any food allergies?

January 9, 2011 - 8:40pm
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