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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Irritable bowel syndrome
While I suffer occasional bouts of IBS, it mostly under control. However over the past 12 months, if I eat something very cold after the main meal, eg: ice cream for dessert, I experience diarrhea. In fact I need to go to the toilet immediately having eaten whatever is cold.
The cold food itself does not seem to be the problem, because at times I have waited til the food is room temperature, eg only eat the icecream after it is completely melted. Whenever I have done this the diarrhea does not occur.
I look forward and thank you for your help.
To be honest with you, I have no idea what is causing that, other than it being a variant of your irritable bowel.
Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University