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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Have To Go To The Bathroom Right After I Eat

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What would cause me to have to use the bathroom shortly after I eat?

Reflex: That's known as the "gastrocolic reflex." it's certainly stronger in some people and not thought of as a problem. However, if you never used to have that, and it's a change from your usual and isn't stopping, I would talk it over with your doctor to be sure nothing else is causing it. ...Read more

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Why do I always have a belly ache and have to use the bathroom right after I eat or drink something?

Why do I always have a belly ache and have to use the bathroom right after I eat or drink something?

Irritable bowel: Sounds like you have ibs and should moniter when and what your eat so that you can better control your bowel. Bulk agents such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) help! ...Read more

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Why do I go to the bathroom after I eat a meal? This is everday and almost after every meal

Why do I go to the bathroom after I eat a meal? This is everday and almost after every meal

Gastricolic reflex: When you eat, you GI tract gets activated in order (mouth to rectum/anus) like a tidal wave. So you may feel like having bowel movement 30-60 min after meal. Your stool is not what you ate, is what was stored in the colon (it takes about 16-24 hrs to digest food before it turns into stool). ...Read more

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Why almost every time I eat I have to go use the bathroom most foods I eat make me have to run to the bathroom. Any sauces, greasy foods, any dairy, spiced. I usually have to go after I eat with in 2-20 min after. Why?

Why almost every time I eat I have to go use the bathroom most foods I eat make me have to run to the bathroom. Any sauces, greasy foods, any dairy, spiced. I usually have to go after I eat with in 2-20 min after. Why?

How: How long have you had this problem? Is your stool loose or normal? If it is sudden then you may be dealing with an infectious cause, viral more likely than bacterial. If viral then your symptoms will likely resolve in a week or two.
You could also be dealing with lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, or even a more serious inflammatory bowel disease like crohn's.
Regardless, you need to be evaluated by your doctor for work up and treatment plan.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 149 lbs. 5'11" and I always go to the bathroom 15 min after I eat anything, it doesn't matter if its a big meal or a tiny snack, is this normal?

I'm 149 lbs. 5'11" and I always go to the bathroom 15 min after I eat anything, it doesn't matter if its a big meal or a tiny snack, is this normal?

U R: Like babies...They poop after each feeding. This is the gastro colic reflex and nothing wrong with it except if you need to go 7-8 times a day. Constipated people are told do drink a glass of wormed milk before going to the bath room. If interferes with quality of life, see a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement everytime after I eat something? I go to the bathroom 5-8 times a day

Is it normal to have a bowel movement everytime after I eat something? I go to the bathroom 5-8 times a day

Ibs: This is suggestive of an exaggerated gastrocolic reflex and is commonly seen in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). As always, you should see your doctor to exclude other potential causes. ...Read more

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What is causing a spasm below my rib cage.? Feels like something is popping out. Usually happens about 30 minutes after I eat or use the bathroom.

What is causing a spasm below my rib cage.? Feels like something is popping out. Usually happens about 30 minutes after I eat or use the bathroom.

IBS: This sounds like irritable bowel with major flatulence. But it can also be diverticulosis or a herniation. Typically a computerized tomography is needed to exclude a torsion or adhesion that may cause a blockage or ileus, but an ischemic colon cannot be totally ruled out. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts every day I wake up and after I eat? I'm barely use the bathroom and always bloated too.

My stomach hurts every day I wake up and after I eat? I'm barely use the bathroom and always bloated too.

Many reasons: Could be as simple as indigestion, constipation, pregnancy, an allergy to food, or just something your body does not like. Follow up with the doctor's is encouraged. ...Read more

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Appetite small since I was diagnosed with ppd, lately after I eat my stomach immediately gets upset and sore followed by at least 4 bathroom trips?

Appetite small since I was diagnosed with ppd, lately after I eat my stomach immediately gets upset and sore followed by at least 4 bathroom trips?

Ppd?: Do you mean you had a positive ppd skin test for tuberculosis exposure? Are you on isoniazid (INH)? If so, you should see your doctor for concern for liver damage from INH. If ppd stands for something else, please define. ...Read more

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After I eat no matter what it is heavy/light, small/big portion, I am nauseous, belly pains, bathroom, throw up, gas, for past two weeks.

After I eat no matter what it is heavy/light, small/big portion, I am nauseous, belly pains, bathroom, throw up, gas, for past two weeks.

Gi: 2 weeks without resolution? Go see a gastroenterologist for an egd. You pass gas because no food has reached your intestines. Nausea may be due to an ulceration or s mass obstructing your stomac-intestine. Go see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Been like this for a couple days. Hungry, but can't eat cause I'm afraid of it coming back up. Nausea. Vomit. Hard to go to the bathroom. Lightheaded.

Been like this for a couple days. Hungry, but can't eat cause I'm afraid of it coming back up. Nausea. Vomit. Hard to go to the bathroom. Lightheaded.

Return to doctor: Sounds like you've already been to see the DOC given that your medications include Zofran, Dramamine, and Nexium (esomeprazole). Are you diagnosed with IBS? Anxiety disorder, colitis of some sort? Be sure to keep your hydration status up. Perhaps, if you eat small portions throughout the day and if necessary of a softer form such as pudding or pureed then, things will go down more easily & not come back up. ...Read more

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What can cause you to feel the urge to eat, then almost immediately have the urge to go to the bathroom due to soft stool bowel movement?

What can cause you to feel the urge to eat, then almost immediately have the urge to go to the bathroom due to soft stool bowel movement?

Fast transit: You have fast transit through your gastrointestinal tract. It may be that there is something wrong and needs to be checked or you have naturally increased stomach colon reflex which means your colon movements increase when food gets to the stomach. Try foods that require more time to stay in the stomach such as protein, fat. Carbs, fiber usually pass quickly. ...Read more

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Its been 2weeks I gave birth & anything I eat I get a stomach ache & I hardly eat anything cause I get sick. Or go to the bathroom. Why is this?

Its been 2weeks I gave birth & anything I eat I get a stomach ache & I hardly eat anything cause I get sick. Or go to the bathroom. Why is this?

See your Ob: You need to see you Ob. Its not normal to have a stomach ache and difficulty eating two weeks after giving birth. Your doc can make sure you don't have an infection in the uterus or bladder. If you had a c/section there are other things he would look for. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could be going on with me if everything I eat cause me terrible gas pains and within the next half hour send me to the bathroom?

What could be going on with me if everything I eat cause me terrible gas pains and within the next half hour send me to the bathroom?

See a physician: For proper diagnosis and treatment. Possible reasons may be stomach irritation called gastritis, irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) or constipation ...Read more

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I suddenly lost my appetite. It's going on two weeks. If I eat my stomach hurts and I use the bathroom. What could cause this?

I suddenly lost my appetite. It's going on two weeks. If I eat my stomach hurts and I use the bathroom. What could cause this?

Anorexia: Appetite is a complex process mediated by the brain, emotions, metabolic needs, health of the gut & surrounding organs. Lack of weight loss would be good news here. I recommend a visit to your doctor to discuss the circumstances that preceded your anorexia & that may contribute to its persistence. Simple testing is appropriate. ...Read more