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A 30-year-old female asked:

Had my check up and done with my ibs med yet my poops are still the same and pain in left tummy.any advice?thanks!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
IBS: Ibs is a chronic relapsing and remitting condition which is unlikely to be completely gone after one round of medicine. With this problem, you'll need to work with your doctor over time on dietary adjustments, medications, and relaxation methods so attacks can become less frequent and intense. Your GI system is richly interconnected with your brain, and this can be both aggravating and healing.
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Dr. Marsha Nunley
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
IBS: Eat only food. Food is organic meat, veg, fruit, nuts and seeds. Nothing from a box or package. Add fermented foods to your daily diet. Consider probiotics and see a doctor that understands gut dysfunction (functional medicine).
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Good advice, Dr. Nunley!
May 29, 2013
Last updated Mar 12, 2016

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