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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
A reflex: This is fine as long as it isn't happening with every meal there is something called the gastro-colic reflex. The intestines activity is stimulated ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bowel movement after: There is something called a gastrocolic reflex. After eating the colon empties.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Frequent bms: B ms after eating can be related to your nerves like ibs. Or gluten enteropathy. Depends what you are eating. Talk and consult your dr.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on food: Typically, in a digestive tract that works properly, a bowel movement should occur twice daily. Various foods may affect it. High fiber foods will de ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Normal reaction: It is normal to have an urge to go to the bathroom after a meal. This is called the gastrocolic reflex. There is no need to worry about this and the ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal body state: Though the timing of a person's bowel movement is highly individualized, depending on when the last bowel was performed, the amount of stool present ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Post meal BM: He probably has a very pronounced gastrocolic reflex. When food enters our stomach this stimulates peristaltic intestinal activity, but in some people ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Bowel spasm?: This is not uncommon. You can try cutting back on greasy, fatty foods or whatever food seems to be the culprit for you, and increase the amount of fi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: You were completely cleaned out for your colonoscopy, so it may take 9 hours to have your first bowel movement.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Not uncommon: having urgent bell movements after eating a meal is not uncommon. This tends to happen after eating large fatty meals. If it is happening regularly, ... Read More
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