News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Cramping after eating, inability to gain weight


 CO_68 - Fri May 11, 2007 9:26 pm

A couple things. It has always seemed that I have to go to the bathroom immediately after eating. I go out to eat and just walking to the car I really need to get home. I get cramps and then diarrhea almost every time I eat. I have been tested for celiac(spelling) disease, cystic fibrosis (not sure why on that one, but they did). I have always had the issue of not being able to gain weight, which I think may be related to my stomach issues. No doctor has been able to figure out what is wrong and I am running out of options. I thought I had it pinned down to fresh vegatables because if if had a salad during a meal, it seemed to be worse, but tonight all i had was eggs/hash browns/sausage. I am about 6ft, 135, every since i graduated high school 21 years ago. I really need some advice on where to go with this strange problem. Please help.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:19 am

User avatar It may be that you have a GI motility problem or possibly something such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Also, there is a normal reflex that causes one to need to use the bathroom shortly after eating, called the gastrocolic reflex. In most people it is suppressible. You may have an exaggerated reflex.

I would recommend that you see a GI specialist to have your symptoms evaluated.

Best wishes.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here