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what could cause a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after eating non greasy food?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
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 in the rectum, and the amount and nature of the non-greasy food consumed, a bowel movement 10-15 minutes afterwards can be in many respects, normal. Additional details about the case will help if this answer is not what you were expected.
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Gasterocolic reflex: Irritable bowel syndrome a condition in which the gastrointestinal tract responds in abnormal way. The gut contractions are exaggerated in some cases causes diarrhea and not move at all causing constipation. Both cases are possible. Some times is can alternate. All your symptoms sounds like it. Consult a doctor and get some help.
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Gastro-Colic Reflex: This is normal is called Gastro-Colic reflex as the stomach distent dur to the ingestion of food there is stimulation at the colonic level to empty its contents. The modern day diet due to its high processed food sometimes causes individuals to have variations of this type of reflex.
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Gastrocolic reflex: Your body is hardwired to increase activity in your bowels when you eat. This is called the Gastrocolic reflex. This reflex is most obvious in babies. When you feed a baby it frequently isn't long before you are changing their diaper. It happens in adults also but its usually less obvious. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastrocolic_reflex Best wishes!

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