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A 23-year-old male asked:

I seem to get horrible diarrhea a few times a month now. what kind of food would be good for my bowel if it's ibs?

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Dr. Mark Gromisch
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need to have parasitic diseases, celiac, food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease ruled out along with other problems such as an overactive thyroid. Helpful foods are bananas, rice (white), apple sauce, tea and dark toast. Fiber such as psillium is sometimes helpful by bulking the stool
Dr. Satish Charo
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Fiber: Try increasing fiber in your diet. If things persist, you may want to try eliminating gluten or dairy from your diet to see if helps. Also ask your doctor, you may need some blood tests to check for other causes of diarrhea.

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Last updated May 14, 2014

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