Why does only the upper abdomen or stomach hurt when having food poisoning?

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After a few hours, shouldn’t the bad toxins be travelling away from the stomach and into the intestines? Curious as im currently having a bout of food poisoning and only my stomach is cramping badly 2 to 3 days after the food poisoning incident.

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It’s not that it doesn’t, it’s that you haven’t had that version yet.

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Not all food poisoning is the same, some take time to build up their army and you don’t have any problems for up to a week. Some won’t even cause any stomach distress or nausea.

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Staph is quick, possibly within 30 minutes whereas Listeria can take up to a month and has symptoms more like getting influenza.

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[CDC food poisoning page.](https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/symptoms.html)