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A 24-year-old male asked:

what causes bowel movement right after eating?

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Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bowel movement after: There is something called a gastrocolic reflex. After eating the colon empties.
Dr. Visala Nanduri
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It is normal among infants and young kid. It could be Irritable bowel disease in adults. If symptoms are annoying, try to identify the foods triggering and avoid them. Fibre, imodium, antidepressants etc may help.
May 3, 2012

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