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High fructose and bowel pain



I believe high fructose corn syrup is the cause of my bowel pain. I think it causes bowel expansion about 6 hours after eating it. This is not the same as beans. I think my bowel balloons up and then either spasms out or gets flaccid and doesnt` move at all. I get weak, have back and leg pain and get relief by farting, BM, or enema. Are other persons affected like this?


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Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati