A 18-year-old female asked:
Is it normal to have a bowel movement everytime after i eat something? i go to the bathroom 5-8 times a day
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Dr. Sidney Vinsonanswered
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
Ibs: This is suggestive of an exaggerated gastrocolic reflex and is commonly seen in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). As always, you should see your doctor to exclude other potential causes.
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