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A 24-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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A 59-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
A 25-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 35-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 38-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 35-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 29-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
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better or a specific type is best. It safer to look for MIXED probiotics. The refrigerated are generally ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No connection.: No connection between ibs-c and recurrent yeast infections. Find it hard to believe that meds don't work for ibs-c. Should be able to get you at lea ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: If your hysterectomy was in May, it is unlikely that your recent diarrheal symptoms are due to C.Diff. However, stool sample may be checked for C.Diff ... Read More
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