how does spicy food cause the shits?

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My Shihtzu has a habit of picking her poop up off her poopy pad and carrying it somewhere else in the house and hiding it. The vet told me this is some sort of protective maternal thing that spayed female dogs do. But the real problem is my toddler now copies the pooch and is carrying his turds in his mouth and hiding them under his bed. Should I be worried about this behavior, or do you think it's just a phase?




Dr. Adams responds:


I am actually horrified that someone could be stupid enough to ask me this question!

Let me make sure I am clear here. You are asking me if I think you should be worried about your toddler carrying dog feces in his mouth???

First off, the fact that you could ask this question indicates to me that you are not fit to be a parent and pose a danger to the health and well being of your toddler. If you came to me in person and actually asked me this question, I would call the police and have you arrested for child abuse.

So obviously, the answer to your question is that your toddler should not be anywhere NEAR the dog feces. Dog feces are dangerous to all humans, especially little ones who do not have fully developed immune systems.

-- Dr. Adams

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Dr. Adams is a resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hopsital in Manhasset, NY. Got a question for him?












150 Comments on "how does spicy food cause the shits?"

Anonymous Coward's picture

6 years after the start of these posts and the metamucil is the winner for the spicy foods part of these posts! thanks!!!

Anomalous Coward's picture
k 500+ points

"How does spicy food cause the shits?"
With a vengeance.

LeandraCullen's picture
Comment Quality Moderatork 500+ points

I just noticed something....this person idn't say the kid was picking up the dog's shit...I think they meant that the kid was picking up his own shit, b/c the dog's a she, and the toddler's a he...idk, i'm all confuzzled now.br>_______
The Original Grasshopper

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shit hook's picture

o lord my ass is on fire i think i just shit out a little devil.

Anonymous Coward's picture

im also on the loo while writing this comment...

I have just been to wagamammas and had a chilly chicken men, with prawn + hot chilly sauce as a side, last night i had a Jalfrazi Balti and for lunch had a chilli burger with cheese and chilly sauce.....

Thats alot of fucking chilly, and yes i get the sudden chilly shits, but above all... my ass dont burn no more, and to be honest i livke the warm feeling when it slides out of my ass. Guys, just chin up and rem, NO PAIN, NO FUCKING GAIN... THE CHILLI RULES!!!

Anonymous Coward's picture

OMG! this page is super funny. I have been laughing for 10 minutes. and to think I ended up here because lastnight I ate camarones al a diabla at a mexican restraunt. It was so spicy when i was eating it that it made my eye brows sweat. I have never eaten anything so hot. and then i went to bed. I woke up this morning with the worse stomach ache I have ever had and I had to run to the bathroom with a quickness.... my ass burns so bad that I can hardly stand it. I have now been tot he bathroom 4 times this morning. I have officially stripped down while on the pot to stop the sweats from soaking me or me possibly catching on fire... LOL! I don't know if my ass will ever be the same. I think its bleeding. i didn't eat glass... i feel light headed.... and i still don't know what will cool my o ring down. I'm tempted to try dabbing sour cream on it.... hahaha! and if i have to wipe again I fear that my already shreaded arse might just fall off into the toilet. but maybe at least the toilet water would splash up and cool my buns! good luck my spicy amigos!

MSG's picture
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Dear AC, try a bit on Noxzema or some Gold Bond Medicated Skin Cream on the last bit of toilet paper; I've used one or the other for years, and it is good for cooling down the fire. Also, when eating, include rice if you have it; it absorbs a lot of the heat.

ChiliKahKah's picture
j 1000+ points

If you cannot explain it, time to cave in and take a stool sample to the doc for analysis.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have a problem with the Doc's answer to the person's question at the top of the page. The write wrote, "My Shihtzu has a habit of picking HER poop," not "HIS" poop, indicating that the dog is "FEMALE". The writer then gets to the kid part and says their child is copying the dog and, "is carrying HIS turds in HIS mouth." indicating that it's the child's own turd, not the dog. I'm not a doctor, but I would think that if the child's body was able to digest that food, and poop it out without it's nutritional contents killing the kid, than he'd be alright.

The second problem I have is that, as a Dr. it's not your place to judge a person when they are coming to YOU for help. They are looking to you for answers because they feel they don't have it. You're a doctor, you chose that line of work for one reason and one reason only, so that you can HELP people when they ask you for it. Perhaps not in this case. Perhaps this person got into the line of work for the paycheck and not the gratification of helping someone. Or maybe this person is a Dr. Phil type person who's really not even a certified doctor at all. Am I being judgemental? No more than Doc was to the writer above.

colon blow225's picture

So I just had chilli with habbanero sauce and not even twenty minutes later have the worst mud butt ever! I mean my wife wants a divorce and I'm splashin cold water on the old glory hole jesus!

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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colon blow225....Don't waste good food...next time plug that butt with a corncob until all the nutrients have been digested.


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Eat chilies and feel the burn!!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

flaming oring's picture

Had some hot wings for launch
and my oring had my eyes watering
but now i know why they invented
the baday (aka squrting toilet)
wish i had one

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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flaming oring.......Are you an astronaut? Did you launch from the cape? What is a baday? So many questions!


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Eat chilies and feel the burn!!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Is it safe to hold the spicy shit til it stops hurting?

sindy's picture

tis site make me hangary i will call the polip becase i need help with read and rite

Postman's picture
k 500+ points

sindy, MSG will read your post and have a coronary. Please go back to school.

fireholewoman's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Never eat a tabasco pepper when you are at the bar. Pooping at the bar is much less pleasant than pooping at another venue. Pooping with firehole at the bar every 20 minutes is downright brutal. My butthole was spasming and convulsing.

Squat-n-leaveit's picture
Comment Quality Moderatork 500+ points

My darling grandsons showed love and appreciation on father's day by giving me a full gallon of Tabasco. Now my morning eggs do not receive a mere dash, but are swimming in sauce. Fish and chips have Tabasco added to the malt vinegar. In fact, everything except oatmeal and ice cream have had an addition of the flame. If spicy food gave me the shits, the level of the pacific would be rising! (faster than it already is)

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Squat.....I saw a documentary on Guam and found that they have the world's highest per capita consumption of Tabasco. Even little kids put it on their popcorn at the movies. Restaurants keep giant bottles on all the tables, what a paradise.


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Eat chilies and feel the burn!!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Ok, I really like the Fire shit topic because that's what I clicked on this page for. Secondly, I like the word O ring being used for ass hole lol. I have been laughing the whole time.

Ok so here's the story I did the Blazin' Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings earlier this morning and I have felt the fire in my belly all day. Finally with sweaty remorse I had to run to the John. My colon felt like an active Volcano and was releasing the hot hot magma. It has been relentless all day. I can't take it anymore! My O ring is raw and it's excruciating to even sit. I am gonna have to try that trick with the Metamucil when I go back for more GI tract abuse.

johnjohn's picture
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Spicy food especially Mexican is a great laxative for me. 99% guaranteed perfect dump next day or close to it, and/or at least relief if felling plugged up.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I had a delicious pad prik king (thai chilli and lime leaf stirfry) for diner last night, and washed it down with about 4 beers. Today 7am I had a very uncomfortable wait for the toilet, where I did the first of 5 incredibly painful shits today. The burn is incredible when you are doing them, but the relief when you finish is so good I was almost giggling from the pure joy of not shitting fire water.

Anonymous Coward's picture

This is a serious question... I absolutely adore chilli but am concerned about whether there is any damage done to ones colon or anus during the "burning" stage... can anyone pls give me a serious answer.

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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AC.....I can speak from personal experience that no damage seems to be done. I have consumed Vietnamese, Thai, Laotian, Korean and Mexican food for years and have noticed no deterioration or loss of any ability to rid my body of waste on the part of my anus.

After a few years of exposure to searing foods the adaptable asshole almost totally gives up on sending those distress signals to the brain. Now if you will excuse me I am off to slather my breakfast eggs with habanero hot sauce.


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Eat chilies and feel the burn!!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

Squat-n-leaveit's picture
Comment Quality Moderatork 500+ points

Quite the opposite AC. It is actually good for the guts. Check out the lemon clense and read our dearest darling Daphne's report on the cleanse.

Red Shitz's picture

I just took a large, gurgly dump with alot of bright red blood. Could it be the "spaghetti vesuvious" I ate last night with a bottle of wine. Now my sphincter is throbbing sore. I need to cut out the hot sauce!

it burns dam it's picture

oh man. I like to put about 5-8 habanero's with soy sauce and chicken and as delicious as it is, my stomach and O ring will unrelentlessly complain.
funniest comment so far:
I eat spicy foods. I do not have the shits. I do not carry my shit in my mouth. I am scared shitless of you people. Someone help me.

MSG's picture
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I'm not quite sure how the question about dog poop got transmogrified into one about spicy foods. I did finally see Sindy's comment and lamed it--mercy! As for the spicy foods, we had some curry a couple of days ago made for us by a Vietnamese lady we know well; it was enough to make our heads sweat within 5 minutes. Fully normal bowel movements thereafter, no burning whatever. In my case, I believe the hot stuff in the spices gets digested along with everything else and is no longer hot by the time the turds it forms leave me.

ChiliKahKah's picture
j 1000+ points

At a minimu, spicy foods will make you feel it when you poop them !

Eat Spicy Cheese Poop FIRE's picture

Wow Funny Stuff til your shiting inside a walmart bag in the homies garage from eating bufflo wings and pizza and a night of smoking weed watchin TV so I ate some more pizza Cold this time and when morning came OH No my o-ring was on fire and it smelled like little ceasers pizza and then 10 mins later round 2 in the bathroom the shit was liquid magma had to put warm sink water on toliet paper with out moving on toilet (Fantastic 4 man arms) and start thinking about a hot shower to rinse off the any paper balls @ hot sauce residue. The warm shower made my butt hole 50 percent better then i made sureI ate just bread and turkey to get my stomach back in order so when I shit the next time it would be more log and non spicy I hope my story keeps your Ass Safe, Just Eat subway pass on 5 dollar pizzas at Little Ceasear Pizza Its called $5Hot and Ready for a reason!

Bilgepump's picture
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Eat Spicy...you ought to trying cutting back on the weed a little, and try rediscovering periods, commas, et al.

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The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

Squat-n-leaveit's picture
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In all reality, chances are that spicy food causes the shits because most people are chronically dehydrated. The heat causes you to drink more, and the body happily puts that moisture to work doing the most important job first.

sittingpretty's picture
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In my case, I think the spicy food irritates the mucosa of my stomach and intestines. It probably burns my mucosa!!!
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...And their flesh like dung. Zeph. 1:17

...And their flesh like dung. Zeph. 1:17

Squat-n-leaveit's picture
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My dear SP. In homeopathy it is said that "likes cure likes." If you go to a naturopath with an ulcer, he may well prescribe cayenne tea. Capsicum has healing powers we are only now beginning to grasp.

Anonymous Robert's picture

What the fuck is this place? Who the hell would make a site about poop? This is madness.

Squat-n-leaveit's picture
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Well, Robert... This sight is actually about poop, as opposed to others that claim they are about something else. Face it, politics is shit. Religious rhetoric is crap. Celebrity gossip is a steaming pile. Food is just pre-shit.
So the internet consists of poop and porn. Some of us get board with porn. (after checking it every day!)

 All BUMMED OUT's picture

Just trying to find out what (exactly) my problem is.Been eating hotter than hot for over twenty years. Had plenty of hot shits along the way. Never any blood or other problems. Then one day I ate a tremendous amount of something hot, looked into the toilet and swear the lining to my intestines was in pieces there. From then on the shits got hotter and hotter, and have gotten to a point, where any kind of spice even in the mildest form causes me an allergic type reaction to them. IN the form of very small abrasions on my Rring (O) Ffire.Needless to say when a cut heals ,man it itches. All bummed out.I think I'll try some Metamucil.

Anonymous Person 94's picture

I haven't eaten anything spicey but I was wondering what causes painful shits?Like your stomache starts hurting really bad outta the blue and ur on the pot for the next half hour sweating.When this happens to me I end up only getting 1 turd out or half a bowl full and I will actually start to gag and feel like I am going to puke.Although so far I haven't puked yet.I'd like a serious answer please this has been bugging me for a while and I can't find any good info on the topic.
Thanks

ChiliKahKah's picture
j 1000+ points

Easy solution......DRINK MORE BEER WITH THE FOOD !

Big Baller 23's picture

I eat Spicy foods and always get the ass burn with diahrea, to get rid of it I turn the shower on.. shit white then jump in the shower.. wait for the gurgling to start, then back to the toilet..
FFS burning ass hurts

steve 2188's picture

I am on the crapper crying my ass off. I went to the jug handle in new jersey last night. I had 30 wings in their hottest sauce. The sauce is called "bald eagle". I am considering calling 911. I am light headed and my vision is blured. . . Holyshit. I am telling my self never again. But I know once I feel better, I will be back for more. . .

Dropped my phone. It's cracked now. . . .
Thanks a lot ass holes.

daphne's picture
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Harumph. Thank yourself. No one forced you to eat over-seasoned food that probably didn't even taste good because of your misguided male ego.

You need to apologize to your butthole.

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.....hugging bunnies since 1969
www.daphneszoo.com

.....hugging bunnies since 1969
www.daphneszoo.com

Squat-n-leaveit's picture
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Actually, my dearest darling Daphne, the male misguided ego might be replaced with addiction. (this time!) If you eat something hot enough, the body goes into distress, and dumps huge amounts of endorphins (mother nature's morphine) onto the system. This guy is getting a heroin high on a habenero budget.

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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You are right on the money Squat.....My day after burning a-hole attacks are no worse than alcohol induced DTs or any other drug after effects.


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Eat chilies and feel the burn!!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

Fastest Dump in the West's picture

I was at the bar last night with some friends and we had a little contest to see who could eat the most hot wings (ironically enough they were "fire in the hole" flavor). All 3 of us had to run to the bathroom shortly thereafter but there was a little problem...the bar had a tiny little bathroom with one shitter in it that had chicken wire inside so you could only piss. My friends all ran out the door to find a place nearby but I knew I wasn't going to make it that far....I sat down on the toilet and unleashed the fury...and left a nice little surprise for the assholes working at the bar. I'm curious to see how long they leave the chicken wire in the commode...

kill me now...please's picture

big night on the juice and the hot food and paying for it now.i whipped around quickly while on the shitter and swear i saw satan fucking grinning at me as he shot back into the inferno that was my ass!

Another Anonymous Coward (with a very burning o)'s picture

tldr = kid fecals in mouth is troll no?; i just shat capsaicin fire repeatedly but it makes for an entertaining read, if you are into that shit ;)

first, kid putting fecals in his mouth... serious problem, yahhhh ya think? ... uhm how can that be a question? that is alot like asking, 'hey my kid is eating broken glass... thats okay huh?' or 'hey my kid is chugging gasoline... all good right?' i think it is of the internet form 'obvious troll is obvious'

second OMG this is a truly awesome thread! I laughed aloud for about a half hour over similar stories to my own experiences. my own most recent experience (steaming fresh - just happened) to follow.

i love spicy food but my S.O. dont. so my pepper intakes way down from what it was before marriage, and i am not as used to enjoying peppery food as i think. yesterday i ate only around a dozen tobasco peppers (louisiana original), and a couple table spoons of red rooster chili/garlic sauce with my very late lunch meal. (work nights at a hotel, night audit shift, so this late lunch was actually sometime after 6 pm) about 4 hours later, getting ready for work, taking the pre-requisite pre-work crap, get some burn, but not too bad, but the lingering indication is that the movement was incomplete.

2 hours after that, now about 6 hours since eating the peppers, it is a little after midnight, and i can feel the precursor of 'the shits' acoming. i take a couple imodiums and pray.

ten minutes and i am almost to faint holding back the impending disaster that is my butt volcano bout to blow. sweats, shakes, and oh the pressure and the already starting to burn of that pillar of firey poop trying to break out.

i can not walk. i must run to the public restroom at the other side of the hotel. and i cannot even walk. like a landlubber at sea, drenched in sweat, teeth clenched, buttocks too, clenched ironlock, rigormortis death grip clenched, holding the walls, crying, i barely make the 100 meter trek to the restroom.

and then, holy god the splashback explosion of capsaicin drenched but otherwise normal poop nuggets that shoot like torpedoes into the toilet and the devil firespew of it blistering, scalding, ffs, how does it burn so infernally.

after twenty minutes, excruciating bowel evacuation, ( during which there were three full bowl flushes , and a half roll of toilet paper ), hands washed, tears washed off my face, some composure returns. then my god the elation. the angels singing. i was done at last, thank heavens done with the capsaicin magma poop purge a thon.

so i return to the front desk in the lobby, and i am sitting there, (uncomfortably), feeling afterburn, but still almost high on the post poo-trauma adrenalin/endorphin elation. and i do a search of the net for 'does spicy food cause the shits'. and start trying to find something like an answer out of all tha shit posted on the internet. less than half an hour into the search i drift into a pleasant light sleep (night audit = hourly pay to surf the net, take a dump on the clock, and yah get zzz's too) but, alas, coiuple hours later rudely awakened, and there was round two, with another uncontrollable, gutwrenching fifteen minutes of fire poop at work.

finally, i got home and just in the door it was a third go, about 14 hours post pepper intake. during which i read this thread on my laptop and laughed my sore arse off. flushed the oring with this batch of colon product.

feeling much better now thank you

and thanks again for the shitty stories

damn it feels good to be done

oh wait - gdammit gotta go!! outta the way! outta the way dammit!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I don't shit fire, I piss it. After eating really spicy food taking a piss hurts the tip of my wang. This is very short lived unless any gets under my foreskin. A little tiny part of a drop usually will. Thats enough to make the whole head of my schlong/foreskin burn like hell for a good ten minutes. Its worth it though. I love spicy food.

patty 's picture

Okay, I have had bad stomach pain ever since I was a kid and the doc. just told me I was full of poop. Well the last time I had bad pain was like a year ago an now, about a month ago, I have been getting the runs with pain right before I go to the toilet. Just the other day I had a salami sandwich and the next day I was having the same problem. Today I didn't have any pain, I just had to go really bad an I had the runs. There were pieces of french fries in it that I had the night before from McDonalds. I have the same thing happen went I eat the fruit cups that are just oranges. My boss thinks I have irritable bowel syndrome.

What a knobb's picture

Hahaha.. Im 19 years old and love spicy food!

My mates were all round mine last night and they were on about how I always eat really spicy food and one of my guy mates turned round saying he could eat a lot more spicy food than me.

We put it to the test, we each ate..

20 green chilli's
5 red chilli's
3 jalapeño peppers
vindaloo curry with extra spice
warmed up english mustard (2 tablespoons each)
a shot of tabasco sauce
a shot of Nando's Extra Extra Hot Peri-Peri Sauce with a table spoon of chili powder.

Sooo bloody stupidd lmaooo!
Can proudly say I won haha but I dont think it was worth the burning O Ring for an hour and a half this morning :(

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