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Constant Diarrhea After Eating

Updated on May 16, 2012

Constant Diarrhea After Eating

Are you experiencing diarrhea after eating certain foods or after all of your meals? Is it a swift onset or do you get a rumbling sensation in your tummy first as a warning? Either way, constant diarrhea after eating is definitely a situation for which you need to see your doctor. Some of the common causes and symptoms are covered in this article to give you some talking points to cover with your doctor to ensure a proper diagnosis. Maybe the most obvious cause of this type of condition is your diet. Begin to keep a diary or calendar of your food intake and your trips to restroom. Keep a log of what you eat, what time you ate it, if you go to the restroom, the time of your trip to the restroom. Keep a log of how much time between eating and going. Also include in the log what and how much you are drinking. Keep this log for at least 7 full days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take this with you to the doctor. If he or she detects any clues that could possibly set you on track to a solution, you will be glad that you kept diary of your eating and bathroom habits. Your doctor will be looking for possibly allergic reactions to certain types of foods. This could certainly be a cause of constant diarrhea after eating. Next, you may be instructed to have some tests on your gall bladder perform. This is the organ that regulates the excretion of bile and the process of eliminating wasted from our bodies. If you have had your gall bladder removed then, you may already know that this is the reason for your bathroom visits. Are you on other medications? Could this be a side effect-another important piece of information for you and your doctor to discuss.

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Constant Diarrhea After Eating

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Constant Diarrhea After Eating


Another possible cause if IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. This condition causes diarrhea as well as constipation. It would most likely be an either or situation in any one person but again needs the professional attention of your doctor. There is also a rare condition that involves parasites that you may need to get more information regarding to determine if this is your cause.  Last but definitely not least on my list of causes of constant diarrhea after eating is stress. Let me tell you, stress in some people is almost always manifested through the release wasted. Stress causes constipation as well as loose stools. It can cause tension in your rectum which cause a whole other sensation altogether called shooting bowel. This is when your push to release waste and the defecation flies out of your body like a rocket. It’s not constipation but may be mistaken as constipation because you may have to push a little get it out. But this article isn’t about that however, do check your stress level and talk that over with your doctor as well.


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      amber.t 6 years ago

      hey there I need some advice. I am a 21 year old female relatively healthy. I have had constant diarrhea since i was around the age of 15. At that age everyone kind of chalked it out to stress. now I am 21 and in a stress free environment and its still happening. very rarely do i have a regular bowel movement. bowel movements have become painful as of lately and the last 3 years heart burn has gotten increasingly worse as well. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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      sue 7 years ago

      i have had boughts of voimitng & diarreha once a month for about 3 months then went away for about the same amount of time & last night i had it again & i hadn't eaten anything different than i've always eaten. only this time it hit me before midnight & i was up off & on until about 3 am. i have no pain of anykind but having it once a month then nothing else at the time of voimity & diarreha then it stops for a few months then it hit me again last night. so now it could hit me again next month or not i never know. so is that a sign of gallbladder trouble & the next day i'm weak then over it.



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      7 years ago

      It is probably Crohn's Disease I have had the same symptoms and I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's. It is a tough disease to put up with but it is bearable to live with the disease with God's help.

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      praveen000 7 years ago from Good Old USA

      That is most unfortunate, annie. I hope that your condition improves.

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      annie 7 years ago

      i have diarrhea all the time,whenever i eat anything im never out of the worst time is first thing in the morning i can go 3 times whenever i get up in the morning and then when i go to work i just get their and have to go to the loo im fed up with it it rules your life


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