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can you tell me is buscopan good for ibs?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
NOT AVAILABLE IN USA: Buscopan is an antispasmodic and can be used for ibs, but not available in usa.

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How do I know if my baby has ibs?

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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Unusual in babies: Most infants that exhibit signs of gasto-intestinal distress have other conditions such as colick, formula allergy, g.E. Reflux, or rarely other more serious conditions. Ibs is usually a diagnosis of exclusion for an older child with crampy lower abdomenal pain often relieved by passing a bowel movement, and often accompanied by some degree of either constipation or diarrhea.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can vitamins help ibs?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes - vitamin b: Vitamin b complex helps with relieving stress in gut - the other meds that help are metagenics has a researched product called ultrainflamx which helps with ibs. The other meds that help - l-glutamine upto 15gm per day, lecithin powder, galactan powder, limonene 3 drops in water or juice, butyric acid capsules 2-3 three times per day.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Endocrinology 52 years experience
If you do not eat fermented food that contains live bacteria, take a probiotic twice daily.
Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Read the book Change Your Genetic Destiny and see if eliminating the foods on the 'avoid' list helps
Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Provided original answer
Thank you Dr. Lang
Oct 15, 2011
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Do IBS patients have bloody stools?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Yes, not from IBS: Ibs does not cause bloody stools. Bloody stools can be seen with other conditions. Hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood on toilet paper, or in bowl, but so can rectal cancers. Blood coated on stool different from blood mixed in stool. Bloody stools can be seen with infection, inflammation, fragile blood vessels, diverticula (pockets), poor blood flow to bowel, polyps, cancers, etc. C ur doc.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Does IBS affect how intensely I could exercise?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Your physical condition dictates how intensely you can exercise. People with IBS can be otherwise in great shape. You can, by the way, control symptoms of IBS with daily probiotics, fiber supplements, and peppermint oil capsules.
CA
A 34-year-old member asked:

How does IBS differ from celiac disease?

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Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
IBS v Celiac disease: Ibs is a condition of nerve/muscle overactivity in the gut. Celiac disease is a condition where the lining of the intestine reacts to a protein in wheat called gluten. The 2 conditions are entirely different but can look alike with abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Celiac disease can be diagnosed by a blood test but is preferably found on biopsy. Ibs is a diagnosis made on symptoms.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
IBS=irritable bowel syndrome, not to be confused with IBD=inflammatory bowel disease
Sep 29, 2011

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