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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have bowel movements two hours after eating?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It could be: Especially if you were full to begin with, this would be normal. Then depending on the food you eat, some can be laxative like foods and go through you quickly. Best wishes.
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
Absolutely : It is a reflux phenomenon and is normal.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Can be: Normal. Would need more details to comment more.
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 32 years experience
Yes: There is a gastrocolic reflex where eating triggers a bowel motion. "normal" is a range of patterns.

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A 43-year-old female asked:

I only have two bowel movements in one week, is that normal?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
It can be: Everyone is different and that can be in the normal range. Has this always been your pattern? If not, that would suggest something's affecting your frequency. Lots of meds can, which isn't an uncommon cause, and even more often it's our diet. Make sure you're having plenty of water, high fiber in your diet. Try adding prunes or prune juice. If these don't help, talk with your doctor. Good luck.

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