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Have frequent bowel movements throughout the day mostly after eating something since childhood. Suggest diet?

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Sir i am 24 year old guy and i have this problem of frequent bowel movements in the morning and throughout the day mostly after eating something since the age of 11 or 12 .Initially my parents thought its all is in my head but it is getting worse and now it is spoiling my social life as i can not travel much or spend time being away from a toilet.I feel these urges 5-6 times in a day and find it impossible to hold most of the time.What kind of diet should i follow in this case and is it possible to cure this problem ? should i go see a doctor ?
Posted Tue, 1 Oct 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Conservative measures before going for invasive

Detailed Answer:
HiXXXXX! Good evening . I am Dr shareef answering your query.

You have not mentioned about your dietary habits at present. If you are eating from outside frequently, then it could be due to amebiais which gives rise to such symptoms. In that case, I would advise you to stop taking frequent food from outside and have a course of antiamebic drug on discussion with your family physician.

So far as your diet is concerned, I would advise you to go for more of roughage (fresh vegetables and fruits)and plenty of liquids to relieve the fecal incontinence. Fresh curd will be a good addition.Once you are getting the urge of passing stool, do not keep yourself waiting due to any reason, because more you do , more one will become constipated.

Also please add regular exercises like morning walk in your daily routine.

If after changing the dietary habits, the symptoms persist, then you have to see a gastroenterologist who may do an endoscopic evaluation of your intestines to rule out any other organic bowel disorder. I will also add a thyroid function test and a blood sugar test in the list of my investigations.

I hope I have provided you with the informations you wanted. If there is any further query, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for using XXXXXXX forum for your health query.

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Follow-up: Have frequent bowel movements throughout the day mostly after eating something since childhood. Suggest diet? 35 minutes later
Sir I eat outside rarely.I generally eat regular north indian food .Also i have always liked to eat spicy food and chicken but due to this problem i am minimizing use of spice and non-veg in my diet but it is of no help.I hardly take any dairy product or milk as i feel uneasy after taking such type of things.Also after a heavy meal the problem gets more intense.My intake of fruits are also very low which of course i would try to increase.Also i would like to know whether other people have this kind of problem or not and is it possible to cure it completely because i am sure you can understand the mental condition of a person who is always in fear of feeling motion.
Also if possible please suggest where i can go and see a doctor.
Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
In a corporate hospital in your nearby area.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX ! Good to listen from you so fast. This shows your concern.

The bowel problem is a common one now a days with many people, and they also get relieved with judicious adjustment in their diet, and judicious use of drugs.
As I already mentioned, amebic angle has to be taken into consideration and treated first.

Please do not eat full stomach if you get such symptoms after such full stomach meal. you better divide your meals into 5-6 equal parts and take it at regular intervals. Avoid intake of coffee, juices, caffeinated beverages, etc

Till you see a gastro enterologist, I would suggest you to go for some proton pump inhibitor, with a probiotic, which may also help you in relieving your symptoms. A gastroenterologist is a super specialist and you can find him in any of the famous corporate hospitals/nursing home in your area.

I hope I have given the information what you asked for . Good luck.
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