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can you have ibs without having stomach cramps

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Not really: By definition, irritable bowel syndrome (ibd) must include abdominal pain or discomfort of some sort along with diarrhea and/or constipation. If there ... Read More
Dr. Richard Gould
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Yes: Other symptoms of IBS are bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea. Everyone's experience with IBS can be unique.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be but...: You need to get a full work up before your doctor can diagnose you with IBS. It is usually a diagnosis of exclusion when no biological cause can be fo ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe nothing but...: Being gassy may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, f ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely IBS: I am assuming you have been tested for other causes and your workup has been negative. You may see a gastroenterologist if you want a second opinion. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Duman
20 years experience Gastroenterology
Symptoms : Symptoms from food intolerance should improve with eliminating that food type, and recur with retrying. Often times there is an overlap with food in ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes BUT: FAR MORE LIKELY a viral gastroenteritis ("Stomach Flu") or food reaction...... Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Yes: Stomach cramps and other symptoms of intestinal dysfunction often reflect IBS, for which there is no known cause. IBS is highly associated with fibro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? gastritis: or esophagitis due to the warm tea that you rapidly drank earlier, you may want to use an antacid and a PPI as Omeprazole, OTC regularly for at least ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Fibromyalgia: Sleep disturbance, mid back pain and abdominal pain suggest concern for #fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. You need to see a generalist physi ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Herb : 19y male w. IBS unresponsive to Bentyl (dicyclomine) might benefit from Cannabis sativa, not indica, taken orally as tea. If there is chronic low back ... Read More
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