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Who do i see if i think i have ibs

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Kinda: Journal review of multiple articles shows no direct link with smoking, however, the group with the highest rate of IBS is young females who smoke. No ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes...: Symptoms of ibs can overlap with many other pathological entities and evaluation might be necessary to tease out the proper diagnosis. Good luck!
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely YES: The symptoms of ibs are varied and may also be the symptoms of something much more serious.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pricha Boonswang
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
They are alike: There is no prove that it help IBS the indication for probiotic is when you depleted normal flora from your colon from prolong use of antibiotic
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
It should!: The qualities of a good probiotic are the number of good bacteria per capsule and the number of species of good bacteria! 10 billion with ten strains ... Read More
A 34-year-old male 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
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Take some: Reassurance, if you are seeing blood it's unlikely to be related to more concerning things like colon cancer, colonic polyps(which can become cancer) ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
It's always: (in my opinion) a good idea to see your "generalist" FIRST since we are TRAINED to know not only WHEN you should see a specialist but WHO (which speci ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Gastroenterologist: If you are having gastrointestinal symptoms, which is typical for IBS, then you should see the gastroenterologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
IBS is common: Lots of americans have ibs--which can manifest with abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and/or alternating stools. Unfortunately, the symptoms ar ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check: May want to see your doc for a stool specimen
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
IBS: Is usually unpredictable and erratic. But diagnosis is one of exckusion where other comditions have been ruleot, likemlactose intolerance, celiac dis ... Read More

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