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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
No one knows: May be an issue in the "wiring" of the gut. Sometimes occurs after a GI infection: viral, bacterial, parasitic. Can be associated with things like m ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Multifactorial cause: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predisposi ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Always possible, but: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion and a variety of conditions have to be ruled out in order to formulate the diagnosis. Specific duration and timing cri ... Read More
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No!No! NO!: There is no way a chiropractor can diagnose heavy metal poisoning without blood level testing, so most likely this is a gimmick to allow her to do som ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: Go see a physician immediately. This is not normal. The sooner you address this, the better for your health.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Absolutely: Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease can include lasting pain, diarrhea, and/or bloody stools. All call for a physicain visit if they last more than ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Taxman
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Unlikely: Red material in the stool may be from items in your diet. The first step is to confirm the presence of blood in your stool by a simple stool test. I ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Abdominal pain and discomfort can be due to inflammation, irritation, ulcers, mass lesions (tumors) or neuromuscular dysfunction anywhere along the GI ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
You could but...: You could have IBS but I suggest you see your doctor to rule out any other causes for your symptoms. Other causes include infection, inflammatory bow ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
You could: If this is a chronic problem of sluggish intestinal activity,your best bet would be to consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Dieta ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is comp ... Read More

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