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around 20 minutes after eating when I am out on the road I have to use the bathroom right away. Is this normal?

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replied March 20th, 2011
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A21055
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

For your information, conditions such as diabetes can result in autonomic dysfunction , and can result in gastro-colic reflex. Here as soon as you ingest anything, the peristaltic movements stimulate contractions in the colon and rectum, resulting in defecation.

You might consult your doctor for proper control of your medical conditions and prescribe you medications to help.

I hope this helps.

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