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I have been having trouble with my bowels for a while now and I may have irritable bowel. Coffee can make me open my bowels 3 times within a couple of hours, sometimes just the smell of it can make me have to run. I look forward to my morning coffee. Do you think it is the coffee causing this? is going this often dangerous?
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I can relate.  Coffee used to work for me for constipation on occasion, so I know that coffee can do this.  I have since developed a true allergy to coffee, which will cause me to have breathing problems if I drink it.  Going down the coffee aisle in a supermarket will make me sneeze.

If your bowels are opening up, as in diarhea, this much then you run the risk of dehydration.  And, don't forget that coffee is also a diaretic, which means that it will take water away from your body.  Sort of like a double whammy if it gives you this much diarhea.
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When i was told that I have IBS i was told by the dictor to not drink any caffine at all, as it can cause episodes of Diarhea, I drink pepsi once in a while (maybe 4 times a month), but besides that I am caffine free, you may have to stop drinking coffee you may feel better. Hope this helps.
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I wouldn't recommmend to drink coffee. It will make you go more to the bathroom. I personally don't even want to drink coffee because I know that it will activate more BMs.

Good Luck.
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I have more of a problem with constipation with my ibs, and I sometimes drink coffee to relieve it. It probably is causing your problems. I usually try not to drink coffee though because it sometimes gives me stomach cramps that aren't even in the bowel region.

You'd probably feel better if you cut down.
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Hi Mate,
I have had the same problem for over 12 months. Had all the tests but nothing showed up. I went to a company on the web called LAB 21. They sent me a Food Intolorance test kit and it came back that I very high intolorance on 5 things. Cows milk, eggs, yeast cloa bean ( caffine and coka cola ) and pineapples. Within 3 days off cutting them out I'am almost back to normal.
Please Please do try this as you will be amased how your intolarances can affect your body.

Regards,

Roy Evans
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