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I am having on average 5-7 bowel movements daily.Most of which are immediately after eating and are mostly loose/aggressive.Very annoying. Thoughts?

I am having on average 5-7 bowel movements daily.Most of which are immediately after eating and are mostly loose/aggressive.Very annoying. Thoughts?

Lactose/fructose: Depends on duration. If this is a chronic thing, i usually think about an intolerance to lactose (the sugar found in dairy) or fructose (the natural sugar found in fruit and also in corn syrup). I would try cutting out dairy for a week. If no better can try cutting out juice/soda/apples/pears/honey/maple syrup for a week. If this is acute, i would think infectious. ...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


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I have frequent bowel movements right after eating, often loose, is this normal?

I have frequent bowel movements  right after eating, often loose, is this normal?

Frequent BMs After E: You may be describing gastro-colic reflex where the intake of food stimulates a bm. It may be triggered by a large meal and/or a fatty meal. Eating more often , smaller amounts with less fat content may help. See your doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause loose bowel movement shotly after eating?

What could cause loose bowel movement shotly after eating?

Bowel spasm?: This is not uncommon. You can try cutting back on greasy, fatty foods or whatever food seems to be the culprit for you, and increase the amount of fiber in your diet.. If you have a persistent change in bowel habits or any bleeding, see a gastroenterologist immediately. And don't forget your colonoscopy when you turn 50--it could save your life. ...Read more

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Is it considered malabsorption IF I have a loose bowel movement 2 - 3 hours usually after eating ALOT of vegetables. Steamed and raw vegetables.

Is it considered malabsorption IF I have a loose bowel movement 2 - 3 hours usually after eating ALOT of vegetables.  Steamed and raw vegetables.

Possible IBS: You could have IBS, aka Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You could have malabsorption issues. A possible food allergy may cause these symptoms. Many people suffer for bean/legume allergies or sensitivities. See you doctor for food allergy testing discussion. ...Read more

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What could cause loose bowel movements when not eating?

What could cause loose bowel movements when not eating?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Went on gluten free diet found 85% decrease pain now have multiple loose bowel movements after each meal am i missing something in diet?

Went on gluten free diet found 85% decrease pain now have multiple loose bowel movements after each meal am i missing something in diet?

Cause of pain: You need to figure out the cause of the pain- gluten intolerance verses celiac or other food allergy, intolerances. You should see a physician to help work this thru. Putting yourself on a gluten free diet doesnt mean that was the only issue and there could be sources of gluten you arent aware of. Try to get a diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What to do if my loose bowel movements do not stop even after taking lots of medicines for 3 months.?

What to do if my loose bowel movements do not stop even after taking lots of medicines for 3 months.?

See your doctor.: if your stools have remained loose for three months now, you may have an infectious cause of the problem. You can try increasing your fiber and fluid intake, but you should see your doctor to help straighten it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can u still.Have.Loose.Bowel.Movements.2 days.After.A.Colonoscopy?

Can u still.Have.Loose.Bowel.Movements.2 days.After.A.Colonoscopy?

Yes: Depending on your prep and what diet you resumed. As long as you are not having pain, your stools should return to normal soon. Suggest high-fiber diet. ...Read more

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