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Loose Bowel Movements After Eating
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
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
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?
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
Is it considered malabsorption IF I have a loose bowel movement 2 - 3 hours usually after eating ALOT of vegetables. Steamed and raw vegetables.
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
Loose bowel movements during weight loss normal? Losing 2 lbs per week eating balanced diet and daily exercise. 5 serv. Of fruit and veg per day.
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 doesn't mean that was the only issue and there could be sources of gluten you aren't aware of. Try to get a diagnosis first. ...Read more
Ever since my Galbladder has been removed I have terrible loose bowel movements, I take fiber. I'm 34. I watch what I eat. No matter the food.
It's not uncommon: Many patients have diarrhea after cholecystectomy for the first few months. Some patients have diarrhea that lasts longer, and there are medications to take to help. There are some other reasons you may have diarrhea, including infectious. You should speak with your surgeon or primary care physician to try to figure out why it's happening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 year old son has has loose bowel movements for 3 days it is powel yellow but every so often it's like slime with bits of brown and yellow bits?
Virus?: One of the main concerns with diarrhea in small children is dehydration. It sounds like he might have a viral gastroenteritis causing his symptoms. It will get better on its own. You just have to make sure he drinks plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. If he starts vomiting a lot, complains of abdominal pain, gets high fever, he should be seen by his doc. If diarrhea gets worse, also call. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be due to many causes
infections viruses and bacteria
parasitic infestations like giardia, amoeba and cryptosordium
lactose intolerance if you cosume diary products
malabsorption syndromes like celiac disease
inflammatory bowel disease like crohns disease&ulcerative colitis. ...Read more
Loose stools: First, understand that there are two broad types of loose stool: acute and chronic. Acute loose stool is a temporary symptom, arising suddenly and lasting for up to a few weeks. Chronic loose stool, on the other hand, is continuous and does not go away without medical attention. If your have loose stools for over a week, you should probably see a doctor. ...Read more
Probably not...: When defining "normal" for most things in medicine, consider a bell curve. Regarding stool frequency, "normal" is anywhere from 3 movements a day to once every 3-4 days. The peak of the bell curve (ie. Most common) is the magic 1 movement a day that everyone thinks is "normal." the bristol stool scale can also be used to define "normal" stool texture. Your doctor can help find "your normal.". ...Read more
Could be: Smelly loose stools can be due to many reasons. Infection with a virus or bacteria is one. However some foods also cause smelly bowel movements. Too much juice in your child's diet can also be the cause of loose stools. If you are seeing blood in the stool, your child is having more than 5 stools a day or vomiting frequently and unable to eat or drink, contact your dr. Asap. ...Read more
Queasiness, loose bowel movements accompanied with bright blood. What could be the problem. Should I be worried?
Yes: But only if the blood is not coming from a local source like hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Bright red blood in the stools could be a signal for the presence of conditions needing urgent management and you should definitely see a GI doctor to make certain that this is not one of them. Good luck. ...Read more