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Habit of eating uncooked raw rice, eats quarter glass of rice in a week. Side-effects?

okay..there is this friend of mine who is female and has this admiration to eat uncooked raw rice grains..i dont know what kind of health problems she might suffer from..she takes atleast quarter glass rice for a has been only two weeks she started doing this..any health problems associated with this? is it dangerous or is it too late for her now?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dec 2012
Hello Jessica,

Thank you for posting and welcome

Yes it is possible that she might suffer from digestive problems if it is only recently that she started. It will also depend on the daily quantity she consumes daily. Since her stomach might not be use to uncooked rice, indigestion will be her first problem, then she might suffer from constipation and subsequently (severe complications) such as intestinal occlusion which might require a laparotomic surgery to free the intestines. It is not yet too late for her, since she is not yet manifesting digestive symptoms but subsequently it might be a problem. Depending on the hygienic condition of the rice, she might also suffer from intestinal infections.
Might advice is for her to stop as soon as she can, and visit a gastroenterologist or visceral surgeon to evaluate her GIT.

Hope this helps and wish you guys the best
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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