A 24-year-old member asked:
What causes cramping & an urgency to have a bowel movement immediately after eating?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Bowersanswered
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Irritable bowel: Sounds like irritable bowel or spastic colon. Your doctor can prescribe medication for that like Bentyl (dicyclomine) to be taken before meals and at bedtime.
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Dr. Jason Hemminganswered
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Likely functional: Most times these symptoms represent a functional disorder such as ibs. However other etiologies such as ibd, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, bile salt induced diarrhea (to name a few) can result in similar symptoms and in the right scenario should be further evaluated. So see your doctor.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2019
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