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What causes bowel movements immediately after eating?

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Posted on Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Question: my wife eats and within 10 minutes has to shit and it may be 2 to 3 times in a row. she is 62 and has not been to a doctor for 13 years. she also sometimes throws up in the middle of the night no matter what she eats. I can't her to go to a doctor. she has gained 40 pounds in the last 5 years
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possible food allergy- more details necessary

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I would like to answer your query.
Looking at the details provided, I needed a few more details.
1. Does the episode of passing stools twice occur after every meal
2. Is the episode related to any specific meal
3. Is this happening since 13 years?
4. Does vomiting occur routinely or is it related to any food? Since when? Spicy etc
5. Is she on any medications?
6. Does she have any abdominal pain? Anytime? Anywhere?
7. Any investigations done?

Looking at the history I am thinking of two things,
1. Irritable bowel syndrome
2. Food allergy

The vomiting could be due to episodes of acute gastritis.

However, if you provide more details, I will try to help you.
Dr. Prakash HM

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What causes bowel movements immediately after eating?

Brief Answer: Possible food allergy- more details necessary Detailed Answer: Hi, I am Dr. Prakash HM and I would like to answer your query. Looking at the details provided, I needed a few more details. 1. Does the episode of passing stools twice occur after every meal 2. Is the episode related to any specific meal 3. Is this happening since 13 years? 4. Does vomiting occur routinely or is it related to any food? Since when? Spicy etc 5. Is she on any medications? 6. Does she have any abdominal pain? Anytime? Anywhere? 7. Any investigations done? Looking at the history I am thinking of two things, 1. Irritable bowel syndrome 2. Food allergy The vomiting could be due to episodes of acute gastritis. However, if you provide more details, I will try to help you. Dr. Prakash HM