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28 year old male, bloated lower stomach, gassy, sometimes constipation sometimes diarrhea. on/off for about 4 months. no fam history of colon cancer.

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

IBS: You do not have cancer. You have irritable bowel syndrome. Please see a GI specialist or your family physician.

Answered 6/10/2014


Dr. Andrew Seibert answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Try increasing fiber: If no blood in your stool, try gradually increasing your fiber intake first. If not better in two months, see your doctor.

Answered 4/21/2014


Dr. Amar Dalsania answered

Specializes in

Lactose issue?: This could be a sign of lactose intolerance with alternative bowel habits. It may also be related to irritable bowel syndrome. Certainly there are other scenarios, but those are some thoughts that come to mind.

Answered 4/22/2014



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