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I have diarrhea after eating right away. Is this something I should worry about?
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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine
In brief:
If you are over 40 years old, and have never had a colonoscopy, you should see your gastroenterologist.

In brief:
If you are over 40 years old, and have never had a colonoscopy, you should see your gastroenterologist.
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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
Diarrhea after eating is usually not serious.
It can be due to irritable bowel syndrome or lactose intolerance. First, try a lactose-free diet (no cheese, ice cream, cottage cheese, sour cream, white salad dressing such as ranch, and only lactose-free milk, such as lactaid, soy or almond milk). If the diarrhea does not go away, you can try peppermint oil before meals. If no relief, see your doctor.

In brief: No
Diarrhea after eating is usually not serious.
It can be due to irritable bowel syndrome or lactose intolerance. First, try a lactose-free diet (no cheese, ice cream, cottage cheese, sour cream, white salad dressing such as ranch, and only lactose-free milk, such as lactaid, soy or almond milk). If the diarrhea does not go away, you can try peppermint oil before meals. If no relief, see your doctor.
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