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

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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