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What causes a bowel movement after every meal?

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Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 in Cancer
Question: Is it normal to have a BM following every meal?
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Brief Answer:
Not usually

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Thanks for your query.

Having a bowel movement every time after meals is not normal. This is a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. IBS is a functional disorder of bowel motility where one can have constipation, diarrhea, bowel movement immediately after meals and gurgling sounds in the abdomen.

If someone is having this symptom, then I would recommend having checked for IBS.

Hope this helps.
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