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A 28-year-old female asked:

I 28f. after 1 or 2hrs of eating i am going to motion. it is happening 4- 5 days a week. some times i find some food particles in stool. ?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Not unusual : Bowel movements just after eating are fairly common. If it happens excessively it can be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome. Sometimes this symptom responds to a simple measure of adding more fiber to the diet. In fact taking taking a fiber supplement such as Metamucil once a day often solves the problem. When you do, drink more fluids also. Food particles in the stool are not abnormal. Good luck.
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