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Can you advise for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

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Dr. Richard Gould
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Irritable Bowel: IBS is a troublesome but not a life threatening condition. You can't always predict when or why you'll have symptoms but there are a few things you can do to help. Try eliminating dairy and fatty foods from your diet. Exercise, drink plenty of water, eat small meals and practice some form of relaxation technique like meditation or yoga.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

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Dr. Vineet Choudhry
General Surgery 18 years experience
Pain, diarrhea: The most common symptoms of ibs include diffuse crampy abdominal pain, and constipation or diarrhea or both. There are certain varieties of ibs that can either be pain predominant, contipation predominant, or diarrhea predominant. However, it can certainly be a mix of all these symptoms.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

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Dr. Haider Goussous
General Surgery 63 years experience
What symptoms ?: You are young, but I have to know wehat symptoms do you have. The best thing to do is to start by seeing your pcp.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
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 compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do you diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. Rome 3 diagnostic criteria must 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, & infection. See doc.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done to diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

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Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Rome criteria: Endoscopy is important to rule out a different reason for your problems, but not necessary to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome. The duration of symptoms , the pattern of pain and the association of discomfort with bowel movements can be used to see if they are compaible with a predefined rome iii criteria which can make a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome.

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