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I get diarrhea after eating eggs. I tried plain egg whites

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I get diarrhea after eating eggs. I tried plain egg whites and have the same problem. I am able to eat foods that contain eggs but not eggs alone. What could cause this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 7 years ago.
Any other foods which cause diarrhea for you?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I apologize, Lettuce also gives me this problem...seems to be online iceberg lettuce all other mixes seem to agree with me. Coffee does this every now and then, but it is a guaranteed problem with eggs and iceberg lettuce.
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the additional information. Well, it sounds like you could be allergic or having issues with malabsoption with one of the proteins in the eggs. The reason why you do not have the symptoms when you eat food that contain eggs is because the egg is very diluted... This is not a big deal- just avoid eating plain eggs.



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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
nevermind I understood what you meant...malabsorbtion thank you for your help!
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 7 years ago.
You are welcome! :)