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IBS can it happen just once or is it chronic

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be: Often symptoms can come and go, varies with external stresses, hormones, diet.
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Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Esp ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Motola
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes but manageable: Yes. This is a chronic but manageable syndrome.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Try Low FODMAPs: There are many diets that may help with IBS but the most successful appears to be the Low FODMAPs diet. See http://ibs.about.com/od/treatmentofibs/a/T ... Read More
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
There is not: a "single" diet for the condition! Some patient's with IBS have CONSTIPATION , some have intermittant DIARRHEA . Some are LACTOSE intolerant! You need ... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
R U Fiber tolerant?: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Very different!: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. Rome 3 criteria helps. For example, mucus (a colon lubricant) when present in large volume may signal not only proble ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Rhinosinusitis: I don't think the 2 are interrelated. The cause of this chronic nasal and paranasal sinus inflammation is usually not infectious and may be related to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doc: No details re: your age, symptom details, etc. Chronic diarrhea should be checked out. Maybe ibs but...Maybe something else like infection, parasite, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fine
34 years experience Gastroenterology
IBS and hip pain: Ibs and hip pain aren't usually related. Go see local gastroenterologist and make sure you don't have ibd as those are related.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A doctor would tell: better be a gastroenterologist, also your thyroid gland function may need to be checked, meanwhile, keep yourself well hydrated, increase fiber in you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hagler
80 years experience Geriatrics
? Maybe, maybe not: Seek 2nd opinion from proctologist.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Get 2nd opinion: Would have the results of the biopsies reviewed by another gastroenterologist. And possibly another pathologist.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You must: measure in terms of WEEKS not DAYS since you should be following a dietary intake consistent with your IBS type! Consult with your Gastroenterologist ... Read More

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