Re: Does IBS do this?
The gastrocolic reflex works a lot faster than you would think; you aren't even consciously aware of it. Basically, the gastrocolic reflex is magnified (abnormal) in a lot of IBS'ers. If you looked at a slide of someone's colon after eating without IBS it would look normal (similiar to a "lie detector" visual). Now, if you take that same slide of an IBS'er, the contractions are going to look like the person is lying on that lie detector. It's just an analogy, because it looks similar, but the slide/image I'm referring to are measuring the contractions someone has after eating (normal person vs. someone with IBS).
Last edited by bulletinboard25; 07-17-2006 at 11:50 AM.