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    What causes bowel movements after meals in a patient on dialysis?

Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My husband is 51 and has end stage renal disease as a result of uncontrolled blood pressure (high) for many years. He is on dialysis 3 x week. He also has a problem where anything he eats, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a peach at bedtime makes him have to go to the restroom within 20 -30 minutes of eating and he can identify what he just ate in his stool . What is this and how serious is it?
Answered by Dr. Amit Jain 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Give him tablet loperamide

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist.

I can understand your concerns regarding your husband

It is a gastrocolic reflex which may be due to dysmotility of gastrointestinal system in end stage renal disease.

It can be controlled symptomatically and is not so serious

Just give him one tablet loperamide daily to decrease the intestinal motility.

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you . Wish you a good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
Follow up: Dr. Amit Jain 3 days later
Can you prescribe the loperamide? He has medicare and I can completely fill out his information for you.
Answered by Dr. Amit Jain 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
ger prescription from your doctor

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back

You have to get prescription by your doctor

Wish him a good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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