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Ate sushi Friday night for dinner, was fine. Saturday went to a banquet and ate Lasagne with Cesar Salad. After about 10 minutes after the Banquet dinner it started. Rumbling and bang, I'm in the bathroom with major D for about 25 minutes. OK my questions is - How fast can food travel through you? Was it the Sushi or the Italian food that exploded or did the Italian cause the Sushi explosion? If this makes sense to anyone, please let me know what you think.
 

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It could be either or both, I guess. I can start a salad and halfway through need to go, then go again and again after the salad. (Obviously, I don't eat salads anymore!) But I've heard that you could have a reaction 72 hours later. I would think the Italian food would be a bigger trigger than sushi though.
 

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quote: OK my questions is - How fast can food travel through you?
The most recent meal sounds like the trigger, but it certainly was not in the diarrhea. That had to be another earlier meal or meals, but there is no easy way to know when.It also does not mean there was anything special about the apparent trigger meal, it could be the case that any meal at that time would have triggered it.
 

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My specialist has said that often it's not an actual food that can be the trigger, but just the fact that you have eaten food that can cause the run to the toilet. Example: any food (doesn't matter sometimes what type) is eaten. This sends messages down to the bowel to empty contents, as more food is coming its way. Because we all have rather sensitive bowels maybe the messages are mixed up, hence diarrhoea. I think that this might be the case in this instance - in 10 minutes your food would be nowhere near leaving your stomach for the bowels... I've heard that usually food triggers take a couple of hours to cause discomfort.Polly.PS. This is just information given to me by my doctor - I don't want to get any nasty messages saying that what I have said isn't true, because I really don't know enough yet to know for sure. Just passing on something that I've heard
 

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Hey I will back you up on the explaination, Polly.The colon is known to become more active after you eat, so for some people eating seems to trigger the colon to "move things along" a bit vigouously.Some people seem to have more of a problem with this at certain times. Either IBS is flared up for some other reason, or for some people larger meals cause more of a problem with this than smaller meals.If you have very severe diarrhea from an infection (the kind where you are in danger of getting dehydrated, not the normal IBS type diarrhea) you could get food to go through faster than usual through the stomach and small intestine, but usually what you poop out during a meal is from 1-6 meals ago.It takes several hours for stuff to reach the colon from the stomach, much less come out the other end. Unless you have been fasting for several days, or had several bouts of severe diarrhea, all the stuff you ate previously has to come out before the stuff you just ate did.K.
 
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