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A 34-year-old member asked:

I know its irritable bowel syndrome-but please explain it to me?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
IBS explained: 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 play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you please explain how i can confirm if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 20 years experience
IBS is a diagnosis : Of exclusion. A detailed GI workup is required to rule out other serious diseases before being diagnosed as having ibs. There is no specific blood work. Please contact a GI doctor.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Any remedy for irritable bowel syndrome? Please help me?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Proper diet and flui: Eat consistently every day both in time and types/quantity of foods, modest amount of fiber in diet, and drinking 80-100 ounces non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how I could know for sure if I have irritable bowel syndrome ?

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Dr. Richard Gould
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IBS: There is really no specific test for irritable bowel syndrome at this time. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. In-other-words, you have certain symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and/or constipation. A multitude of tests are done and nothing is found. What you can do is alter your diet and see if it helps. For example; eliminate wheat and/or dairy. Good luck!
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A 59-year-old female asked:

How do u know if you have irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Maybe not IBS: Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. The key to your answer: what are your symptoms, duration of distress, & recent evaluation? Do you awakening from sleep due to pain, are your symptoms not intermittent but ever present or actually worsening, have bleeding/fever--if so then it is unlikely you just have ibs. In such a case, further evaluation is warranted to identify the correct diagnosis & treatment.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How doyou know if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 39 years experience
Your symptoms?: Irritable bowel syndrome is kind of a catch-all name for a group of functional bowel disorders- called this because anatomically all is normal. There is an exaggerated response to stimuli: for instance, intestinal activity that someone without ibs wouldn't feel can be experienced as quite painful by someone with ibs. People may experience primarily diarrhea, constipation, or alternation of both.
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