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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Spastic Colon (Overview)

Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria.


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Can IBS or spastic colon cause similar symptoms to appendicitis ? I get severe lower right abdominal pain but no fever . Been getting worse recently

Can IBS or spastic colon cause similar symptoms to appendicitis ?  I get severe lower right abdominal  pain but no fever . Been getting worse recently

Yes and I feel for U: Many infectious problems can cause such symptoms. Most common would be a urinary tract infection or kidney stone. Often this will come with burning during urination. Ovarian cyst rupture or pelvic inflammatory disease can also cause these symptoms. Appendicitis and diverticulitis are in the mix, as well. Yes, and ibs is plausible as well. If it worsens or persists check with your doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Spastic Colon (Overview)

Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria.


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Spastic colon treatment to get relief right away?

Spastic colon treatment to get relief right away?

Diet and fluids: And probiotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fiber diet, regular meal times and portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in. Fortunately there are good treatments available. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get spastic colon to relax?

What is the best way to get spastic colon to relax?

Probably diet.: A change in diet often helps any digestive condition. More fiber helps keep a person "regular" and would likely alleviate symptoms of gas in the gut. Stool softeners and laxatives also make a difference. Serotonin agonists, like tegaserod (zelnorm) help constipation, but it has side effects like heart problems. Things like stress relief and peppermint oil can also help as well as exercise. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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What are best foods to eat if you have a spastic colon?

What are best foods to eat if you have a spastic colon?

Frequency: It's not so much that there is a particular type of food that causes problems with spastic colon. Any food or stretching of the colon will cause the sensation of pain and cramping and bloating. More frequent meals and smaller sized meals are usually a better way to go.Fiber and probiotics have also been shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more