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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Various: Much is being learned about irritable bowel syndrome and the best ways to treat it. There are fda approved drugs available to treat the symptoms, but ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
The only miracle: Medication is proper diet and fluids, regular meal times, and uniform quantities of food at each meal time, stress free meal times.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
IBS can be either : Constipation dependent or diarrhea dependent. The choice of meds will depend on your symptomology. You can take over the counter meds depending on wh ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
13 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Ibs is not associated with a rash. There are many other GI conditions that mimic ibs which do cause a rash, including celiac disease (causes dermatiti ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience in Family Medicine
IBS: There are several things to be done for this problem. Many antispasmodics may help. Sometimes meds for reducing nervousness will help. Every case is d ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Many: You are correct that many with ibs have an inflamed gut lining (leaky gut syndrome). Try to find the cause- it could be due to medications, alcohol, y ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
IBS: Most irritable bowel syndrome patients are treated without prescription medications. Dietary advice and food intolerance clues are sought. Taking a ge ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Irritable bowel syndrome include:: Behavior therapy, Increase fiber in diet.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in 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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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
No: Worry about it if it's >160 mg.%
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