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Frequent Bowel Movements Shortly After Eating (Overview)

Frequent bowel movements shortly after eating is a clinical finding in which a person often defecates (poops) after meals. In babies this is normal due to a normal reflex while in adults this can occur due to intestinal diseases.


Frequent Bowel Movements Shortly After Eating (Overview)

Frequent bowel movements shortly after eating is a clinical finding in which a person often defecates (poops) after meals. In babies this is normal due to a normal reflex while in adults this can occur due to intestinal diseases.


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Is it true that the body cleanses itself by making frequent bowel movements?

Is it true that the body cleanses itself by making frequent bowel movements?

Yes and no: Stool is made of electrolytes, water and millions of colonic bacteria. So having bowel movements does take water and bacteria out of your body so that is a cleanse.
For colonoscopies, we also do bowel cleanses which also reduces the methane concentration in the colon eliminating the possibility of explosion with electrocautery. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have frequent bowel movements? Too much roughage?

Too much roughage: Yes if there is more bulk in the diet due to more roughage than you will have bulky and more frequent bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause frequent bowel movements? More than 3 a day?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause frequent bowel movements? More than 3 a day?

Yes: One of the characteristics of IBS is variability of bowel movements. But without other symptoms, going frequently through the day can be normal ...Read more

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What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.

What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.

Not Digesting...: 18 y/o Female asks, What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movement each time. Most likely one is not digesting their foods adequately/ properly. May be Intolerant to some of the gas forming foods (beans, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions, ...) they eat w consequential bowel Irritability /Gassiness. See PCP or GI consult for evaluation/management ...Read more

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What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

Is this new?: Change in bowell habits, with watery stools needs a diagnostic work up.

See your health care provider. ...Read more

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I often get horrible cramping and frequent bowel movements about an hour or so after I eat. What area is the food located at after this time?

I often get horrible cramping and frequent bowel movements about an hour or so after I eat. What area is the food located at after this time?

Variable: Depending on what you eat, it could be in the stomach pouch (this is what doctors call stomach). The food then goes through the small intestine and on to the large intestine, usually 2-3 days, faster with food intolerance. If you have a food intolerance like a gluten enteropathy, food will move faster through the intestines. If you have a food intolerance, you may develop symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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I've had hemorrhoids for the past 5 days. I've been applying a cream and taking pills. I have frequent bowel movements. Is it bcos of hemorrhoids.??

I've had hemorrhoids for the past 5 days. I've been applying a cream and taking pills. I have frequent bowel movements. Is it bcos of hemorrhoids.??

No but frequent BM's: ...can aggravate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Frequent BM's and the associated wiping can cause irritation, inflammation and protrusion of the hemorrhoids. Gentle wiping with an alcohol-free baby wipe or "Tucks" pads will help with the irritation. When your diarrhea settles down, the hemorrhoids should also. There are also OTC creams (e.g. Anusol) that may also help with hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

Need more info.: There are so many possible causes that I can't list them all here; without more information on other symptoms, I can't narrow it down for you. I'd suggest seeing the doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more