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#1 Kenny

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 12:57 PM

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Hey guys ,I have a technical question. How does one go from a flat tummy before a meal to a bloated tummy as soon as 15-20 mins into the meal ?
If you look up bloating on the net, it says it is caused by excessive gas in the "large intestine" because the food you ate was not digested properly and therefore is being acted on by bacteria.(Note not the stomach , but the large intestine)
So my question is : If It takes food to 6-8 hours to leave the stomach and enter even the small intestine( let alone the large intestine), then , how on earth do we bloat up immediately after a meal ? Just makes no sense , something does not add up. Anybody who has knowledge about this , would reeli appreciate your thoughts # Learning about my digestive disorder


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Posted 14 April 2021 - 01:54 PM

Hi Kenny

 

I'm not sure what you mean about bloating, but after a meal and within some time, I -sometimes- have an urgent need to visit a toilet.

 

Of course, there is no way for any food to be digested in this short time.

I think that it has to do with my bowel overacting, mobilizing too soon and trying to move whatever is left inside.

I believe it's more related to the (autonomous) nervous system, than the intestine's operation.

 

One way to avoid this is by making sure that morning toilet visits "empty" the bowel and that I don't get too many liquids before meals.



#3 Kenny

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 02:45 PM

Hi Kenny

 

I'm not sure what you mean about bloating, but after a meal and within some time, I -sometimes- have an urgent need to visit a toilet.

 

Of course, there is no way for any food to be digested in this short time.

I think that it has to do with my bowel overacting, mobilizing too soon and trying to move whatever is left inside.

I believe it's more related to the (autonomous) nervous system, than the intestine's operation.

 

One way to avoid this is by making sure that morning toilet visits "empty" the bowel and that I don't get too many liquids before meals.

Thanks Athan . Bloating is when suddenly a lot of gas collects in your abdomen and makes the whole bely appear distended.(Was not referring to a BM in this case).A bloated stomach almost appears like a pregnant stomach , maybe 2-3 months pregnant ( just to describe what a bloat would look like). It happens as soon as 10-15 mins into the meal

I am guessing you personally don't have an issue with bloating after meals and therefore you are unfamiliar with it ?



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 05:11 AM

 

So my question is : If It takes food to 6-8 hours to leave the stomach and enter even the small intestine

6-8 hours?? No, some food can reach the small intestine after 30 minutes. Liquids after a few minutes.



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:45 AM

Thanks Athan . Bloating is when suddenly a lot of gas collects in your abdomen and makes the whole bely appear distended.(Was not referring to a BM in this case).A bloated stomach almost appears like a pregnant stomach , maybe 2-3 months pregnant ( just to describe what a bloat would look like). It happens as soon as 10-15 mins into the meal

I am guessing you personally don't have an issue with bloating after meals and therefore you are unfamiliar with it ?

 

Kenny, I don't have this particular symptom. It sounds pretty nasty! As if IBSD wasn't bad enough on it's own...

 

I experience bloating, after eating liquid dairy (i.e. milk cream, ice cream, etc). 

 

As Celestin said, liquids travel fast in my system (with the speed of light....)



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 03:24 PM

 

Kenny, I don't have this particular symptom. It sounds pretty nasty! As if IBSD wasn't bad enough on it's own...

 

I experience bloating, after eating liquid dairy (i.e. milk cream, ice cream, etc). 

 

As Celestin said, liquids travel fast in my system (with the speed of light....)

Thanks Athan !



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 03:34 PM

6-8 hours?? No, some food can reach the small intestine after 30 minutes. Liquids after a few minutes.

30 mins to reach  the small intestine ?  The internet says differently :-(... Tried multiple sources. Says it takes at least 4-5 hours for the stomach to empty if we are talking about solid food.



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 05:02 PM

I've always understood it takes hours to reach the small intestine. 


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:29 AM

It takes time for the stomach to empty, but theres definitely some movement of food into the intestines quickly after beginning to eat, especially if there is a lot of liquid in your stomach. I struggle with bloating too and i think the answer as to why this happens is SIBO!

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 03:08 AM

It takes time for the stomach to empty, but theres definitely some movement of food into the intestines quickly after beginning to eat, especially if there is a lot of liquid in your stomach. I struggle with bloating too and i think the answer as to why this happens is SIBO!

This makes sense . I just wish that there was accurate stats/information available on the net so we could learn more . If movement starts into the small intestine (whether liquid or solid) soon after eating , this should be made clear .I mean its not that hard to figure out with a simple barium test , just wish the information was better out there ...



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Posted 20 April 2021 - 04:11 AM

It takes time for the stomach to empty, but theres definitely some movement of food into the intestines quickly after beginning to eat, especially if there is a lot of liquid in your stomach. I struggle with bloating too and i think the answer as to why this happens is SIBO!

 

I also feel bloated but there is no pain or any other symptoms like SIBO







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