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A 34-year-old female asked:

why would i see corn in my bowl movement only an hour after eating it? i haven't eaten corn in a week before today then had it for supper tonight.

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Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Likely from week ago: The transit time for corn and such fiber like food particles is usually several days to a week. It is common to see retained corn kernels in the colon (large bowl) during colonoscopy in patients undergoing the exam after they have not eaten for 1-2 days and have done a bowl preparation that causes marked diarrhea. The corn you see was more likely that you ate a week ago not the same day.

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Last updated Apr 30, 2014

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