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Why do i get diarrhea while eating or right after eating
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 11:57 PM - Thursday January 01, 2009

why do i get diarrhea while eating or right after eating

well once i get started with dinner i feel like i'm cramping or like if i needed to pass gas and sometimes right after eating i get diarrhea

- Asked by Female, 36-45

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i have a friend that uses the bathroom right after lunch each day. he says it's a pychological thing... which is probably true, because at his house... doesn't have to.

i guess the thing to do would be to try to break the habit.

- Response by kungfudewd, A Career Man, Male, 36-45, Who Cares?

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You may have colitis or diverticulosis. You need to see a Gastroenterologist.

- Response by trhjr1, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older, Retired

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Sounds like you have a stomach infection it will pass

- Response by bigcurt, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Pittsburgh, Self-Employed

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It could be caused by 'colitis' or possibly Crohn's Disease, or simply an allergy to some food you are eating. Go to your doctor and get seen by a GI Specialist to have specific testing done. The main causes are lactose intolerance, and sometimes something called H-Pylori. The tests for these are simple and non invasive and non painful. Definitely get yourself checked out by the doctor.

- Response by bnotafraid, A Creative, Female, Who Cares?, Artist / Musician / Writer

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There are a couple of things it could be. I'd first think of food sensitivities - not exactly allergies, but they amount to the same thing. You may have to avoid certain foods.
The most likely food are:
1. Fried foods (i can't eat any without what you describe)
2. Dairy products (If you are lucky, it's lactose intolerance & you can take OTC pills for it when you eat milk, cheese or ice cream)
3. Red meat - beef especially. The way they are raised & fed make some of us unable to digest it.
4. High fat foods - like cheese, sauces, ice cream, gravy
5. Foods infested with e.coli or another bacteria. Could it be on your countertops, cutting boards, dishes or silverware? Is there something you always add that could be spoiled or contaminated?
6.Raw fruits or veggies in too large a quantity. Some folks are sensitive to things in the cabbage family: broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage.

OR - maybe someone is poisoning you!!!! EEEks!

- Response by monana, A Sweet Sarah, Female, 56-65, Who Cares?

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