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i get uncontrolled diarrhea about 30-45 minutes after eating-especially sushi-it's not even the raw fish kind. i now keep spare clothes in the car:(?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Problem eating fish: Dietary triggers for GI symptoms are individualized; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, gut stimulants (caffeine) &dietary fats often precipitate IBS-like complaints. About a third of IBS patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. In the meantime, you may want to cut back on the sushi.

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