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my husband has a bowel movement less than five minutes after eating and thinks it is ok. i think something may be wrong. please advise?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Post meal BM: He probably has a very pronounced gastrocolic reflex. When food enters our stomach this stimulates peristaltic intestinal activity, but in some people it is very strong leading to an urgent BM soon after eating. If this is problematic medication like bentyl can be taken a half hour before a meal which slows down this peristalsis.
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

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