A 38-year-old member asked:
is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: In fact the gastroenterology society has strict guidelines on describing it. One such guideline is the rome criteria which distinguishes between ibs that is constipation or diarrhea predominant.
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
Yes.: In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope. But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
If someone has a medical condition known as irritable bowel syndrome and have been told to avoi coffee, would it be forever or just for a while?D
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Again I suggest: As i've mentioned before i discourage excessive caffeine intake when dealing with any GI disorders as well as excessive alcohol intake. And that is a lifetime adjustment you need to make in order to keep things under proper control. Starbuck's hates me but oh well, so be it.
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Last updated Jan 6, 2018
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