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Being Pregnant With Ibs
Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
Depends: If by feeling pregnant you mean bloated, than an excess intake of fiber and inadequate fluid intake could be the culprit. Mistakenly people add fiber to relieve symptoms when indeed they are not gewtting enough fluid, or an excess of caffeine intake which can lead to dehydration and thus an imbalance between fiber and fluid intake. ...Read more
I have IBS and i look about 3 months pregnant at times. Exersise doesn't shift . What should I do?
I bloat up like im nine months pregnant the dr has done all tests and there is nothing there they said it might ibs?
Pregnant and have IBS and having massive cramps till I go too the washroom is that normal and I never was treated for IBS ?
R/O IBS: YES PREGNANCY CAN FLARE IT. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori/parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet (Wholeapproach.com) gutbliss .com TX: WATER/FIBER/PROBIOTICS /LEVSIN/BENTYL. ...Read more
I'm active, workout at least 3 days a week for 1-2 hours, eat decent. 1200-1400 cal daily. Gained 23 IBS in 2 months. Not pregnant.
Doesn't Add up: 23lbs gained is 83,000 excess calories. 1200-1400 cal per day with exercise should make you lose weight. Full sugar soda, energy drinks or alcohol can add empty calories you may not be counting. The excess has to be coming from somewhere. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 10mg of amitriptyline per day for IBS is this okay while I am pregnant? I am 8 weeks pregnant Thank you
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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