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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Gould
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Irritable Bowel: IBS is a troublesome but not a life threatening condition. You can't always predict when or why you'll have symptoms but there are a few things you c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience in Gastroenterology
Irritable bowel: Whatever works! seriously, a trial and error of various things will reveal to you what is bothering you and those are the things you should avoid - h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
17 years experience in General Surgery
Pain, diarrhea: The most common symptoms of ibs include diffuse crampy abdominal pain, and constipation or diarrhea or both. There are certain varieties of ibs that c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Variable: From stomach cramping to bloating to diarrhea or constipation. Rarely is any bleeding caused by ibs except from hemorrhoid irritation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience in Pediatrics
NO specific test: IBS is often times a diagnosis of exclusion after some tests are run and if you have certain classic BM patterns. Intestinal hurry, BM after eating in ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Dr. Ann Agnew answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hard diagnosis: IBS is usually a clinical diagnosis that is made based on history. It is a diagnosis of exclusion and usually made after other more serious problems ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Abd pain , alt BH: Abdominal pain with associated altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea or both).
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
See his doctor: In addition to fiber supplements and probiotic supplements, a 76 year old with altered bowel habits should undergo a colonoscopy to exclude other issu ... Read More
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