How do we sometimes get diarrhea minutes after eating?
Hello, How does eating something sometimes instantly give you diarrhea?
If the food takes several hours to pass through our digestive tract, how do we get diarrhea minutes after eating? I experienced this yesterday when I ate street food. How is this possible?
@abhilasha-roy Hello, Diarrhea that happens after you eat a meal is known as postprandial diarrhea (PD). This type of diarrhea is often unexpected, and the feeling of using the restroom can be quite urgent. The conditions or issues that can cause PD to fall into two primary categories: acute, which lasts for a short duration, and chronic, which lasts long term. Following causes cause PD-
- Viral infection
- Lactose intolerance
- Food poisoning
You are experiencing this because of food poisoning caused by street food. Your body detects the bad food, your body will probably try to expel it immediately. That may cause diarrhea or vomiting within a few minutes of eating the contaminated food. Diarrhea happens from time to time. It’s not often a serious concern. However, serious complications are possible, so check with your doctor if you experience any of these additional symptoms like fever, discolored stool, and dehydration.