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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Frequent Bowel Movements Shortly After Eating

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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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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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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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I was given two shots of penicillin this morning and now I am haven't very frequent bowel movements. Is this normal?

I was given two shots of penicillin this morning and now I am haven't very frequent bowel movements.  Is this normal?

Antibiotics: Although antibiotics can eventually cause diarrhea, they would not have that effect within the same day of receiving them. There must be another cause of your frequent stools. Perhaps it is related to whatever reason you actually received the antibiotics in the first place. If the problem persists, contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the use of two enemas have a side effect of frequent bowel movements for a week?

Can the use of two enemas have a side effect of frequent bowel movements for a week?

They shouldn't: Two enemas should not have a side effect of frequent bowel movements for a week. It sounds like something else is going on. If you changed your gut flora with the enemas, you might have an overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria which is causing and perpetuating the problem. Consider some probiotics to help the problem. ...Read more

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My husband has diabetic gut, and he is in deep pain and frequent bowel movements constantly 24/7. I am desperate to find some comfort for ?

Go to MD: Dm usually causes gastroparesis and slow intestinal movement, not diarrhea unless it is an overflow diarrhea from chronic constipation and malabsorption. It just does not sound right. If he has bee on antibiotics before, worry about superinfection, or even not. It is best to have a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


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