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I'm bloating with constipation ibs, any advice?

I'm bloating with constipation ibs, any advice?

You can't rule ibs: Before we diagnose ibs we have to rule out other problems, like gall bladder disease, chronic constipation, poor diet habits. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Is there any meds to help bloating from ibs/constipation?

Is there any meds to help bloating from ibs/constipation?

Abdominal bloating: There are a few medications like Amitiza (lubiprostone) and linzess.You need see a doctor to get these medication as these are prescription medication. ...Read more

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Is new moderately severe constipation, with narrowed daily bm, and right and left side abdo pain with bloating , indicating IBS or gallbladder probs?

Is new moderately severe constipation, with narrowed daily bm, and right and left side abdo pain with bloating , indicating IBS or gallbladder probs?

Not necessarly: There are many factors here toconsider, how long this has been going on? Was there any blood in the stools, any rectal exam , colonoscopy?, barium enema. Based on these , we can come closer to make a giagnosis. ...Read more

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Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??

Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??

Maybe not IBS: Enteritis (viral, bacterial), inflammation, gut dysmotility, malabsorption/maldigestion, etc. may results in all the symptoms you described without evoking IBS. Time for evaluation. ...Read more

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I don't have ibs, yet before/during my period it seems that I do? (I have a bit of constipation and diarrhea with a little mucus and bloating)

I don't have ibs, yet before/during my period it seems that I do? (I have a bit of constipation and diarrhea with a little mucus and bloating)

Get evaluated.: You could have IBS, but you could have other causes of your symptoms such as inflammatory Bowel Disease, celiac disease, or Crohn's disease. You should get in to your physician or gastroenterologist and have a complete evaluation. Keep a diary of your symptoms and a food log as well - this may help in your evaluation. ...Read more

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IBS? I've been some mild diarrhea and then some constipation, bloating etc i also a very severe case of GAD anxiety and hypochondria I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 150

IBS? I've been some mild diarrhea and then some constipation, bloating etc i also a very severe case of GAD anxiety and hypochondria I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 150

Possibly: Absolutely yes. Irritable bowel syndrome commonly occurs in concert with anxiety. However, diarrhea and constipation can sometimes be indicative of other health problems. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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On and off bloating, gas, constipation, diarreha, sharp but not painful stomach pains for about a month. Comes and goes within weeks. Ibs?

On and off bloating, gas, constipation, diarreha, sharp but not painful stomach pains for about a month. Comes and goes within weeks. Ibs?

IBS or more ?: Abdominal distress as described, particularly if recurrent or persistent, is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes ibs-like symptoms. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss a problem that is. Tell your doctor location, intensity, duration, timing, triggers... ...Read more

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Lost 40 lbs in 3 months. Deep back pain on lower right side. pain in lower right abdomen. Bloating and constipation. Green stool. Is this IBS?

Lost 40 lbs in 3 months. Deep back pain on lower right side. pain in lower right abdomen. Bloating and constipation. Green stool. Is this IBS?

GI Issues: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion - that means that all other explanatory conditions must be ruled out first. I am concerned with the 40 pound weight loss (unless you are on a diet) and the back pain (IBS sufferers usually have abdominal pain). And the green stool is unusual for IBS. I would suggest a visit to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can a person ve IBS without Ever having constipation, or bloating?i had lower abdomen pain,dihorrea[once p/day loose, bad smelling stools for 6 weeks]

Can a person ve IBS without Ever having constipation, or bloating?i had lower abdomen pain,dihorrea[once p/day loose, bad smelling stools for 6 weeks]

Diarrhea type IBS: There is also described a diarrhea type IBS, but the rather sudden onset in your case suggests a different cause for your symptoms. Would definitely recommend that you seek medical attention for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Stomach problems for 3 yrs now. gas, diahrea, constipation, bloating, and anxiety. diagnosed with IBS/strep b and now taking probiotic. sleepy a lot?

Stomach problems for 3 yrs now. gas, diahrea, constipation, bloating, and anxiety. diagnosed with IBS/strep b and now taking probiotic. sleepy a lot?

GI symptoms: Please continue to see your doctor. Ask him/her about getting food sensitivity lab test. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has a good one. You may be ingesting a food that doesn't agree. This is sometimes something we crave. Wheat and diary tend to be at the top of the list. A nutritionist can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, cramps, constipation/softer stools, bloating with gas and also indigestion?

Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, cramps, constipation/softer stools, bloating with gas and also indigestion?

IBS: Is best treated by hi fiber and fluids, consistent meal times and quantities of food. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercis. Eating hi fiber with inadequate fluids will give all of your symptoms. It will take 2-4 weeks to see improvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been constipated on and off for several months now i think it could be IBS because i will have diarrhea gas and bloating as well a few days ago though i became so constipated that it hurts so badly right now I have used stool softeners many times b

I have been constipated on and off for several months now i think it could be IBS because i will have diarrhea gas and bloating as well a few days ago though i became so constipated that it hurts so badly right now I have used stool softeners many times b

Exam by you doc: There are several reasons for constipation. They range from habitual constipation, thyroid disorders, ibs, ibd, partial GI obstruction to many other systemic illnesses. Bloating and diarrhea can be part of the constipation. Given that it has been lasting a few months, it would be imperative that you have checked it out with either your general physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I don't know what's going on. Having symptoms of IBS, bloating, discomfort, gas, nausea, constipated, diarrhea sometimes, and now my tail bone hurts?

I don't know what's going on. Having symptoms of IBS, bloating, discomfort, gas, nausea, constipated, diarrhea sometimes, and now my tail bone hurts?

IBS: 20's female w. migraines & dyspepsia suffers abdominal discomfort, "nauseousness" & alternating diarrhea & constipation. These symptoms are often seen in women w. Hypermobility Syndrome. Gastroenterologist consult needed for confirmation. If there are widespread myalgias, depression, sleeplessness, daytime fatigue & clouded mental process, a Rheumatologist might be consulted about fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed.I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should i

I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed.I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should i

You need your doctor: Clearly something is wrong and needs medical attention. Please avoid taking medication for your bowel without your doctor's recommendation. You may be making things worse. Please see your doctor right away. You don't have a diagnosis and you need to find out what is wrong before taking medication without medical recommendations. ...Read more

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I have too much bloating & gas,as well as constipation followed by diarrhea,but not much abdominal pain.is it IBS?what can i do besides tellin my doc?

Good beginning!: Good medicine always begins with the history. Make an appointment with your doc and tell him the full story from the very beginning. Then hopefully he will do a complete and thorough physical examination and then if he deems it necessary order some laboratory tests and when the results come back tell you what his thoughts are and suggested solutions. The key though is always the history! Good luck ...Read more

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Can IBS be the reason I have morning nausea and nausea after eating, bloating, sharp abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, heartburn and burping?

Can IBS be the reason I have morning nausea and nausea after eating, bloating, sharp abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, heartburn and burping?

All these symptoms: could be from IBS. Seek a professional evaluation by a gastroenterologist and expect some testing to rule out other potentially more serious disorders, infections and parasites. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of IBS bloating?

What are good ways to get rid of IBS bloating?

Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?

Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?

Yes: Try to avoid foods that tend to produce gas (beans, wheat germ, bagels, etc), be sure to get enough fiber (even if you have to take supplements) and as a last resort see a physician for a prescription for an antispasmodic agent (bentyl (dicyclomine) or another agent). ...Read more

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I need the bloating to stop. I am already off dairy gluten corn peas and have now gone paleo. please help. I am also told I have ibs?

Bloating: Have you consulted a gastroenterologist? IBS may be the cause. Continue to avoid lactose and take simethicone after meals to reduce postprandial gas buildup. If no improvement, see a gastroenterologist for evaluation and dietary advice. The fodmap diet may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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Ive had severe bloating for a year, Told i have IBS but whatever i eat bloats me. what to do, I want to loose weight but constantly bloated?

Ive had severe bloating for a year, Told i have IBS but whatever i eat bloats me. what to do, I want to loose weight but constantly bloated?

Diet, rule out SIBO : Many with IBS benefit from a Low FODMAPs diet- see http://abt.cm/16tmRIg
& http://bit.ly/1kH4sjs
The underlying cause is often imbalances of intestinal flora- either yeast overgrowth, intestinal parasites or SIBO. See http://huff.to/15mbzAO & http://abt.cm/1iHnvoL
& http://bit.ly/1kV7Nrn
If your doctor is not familiar with these conditions& treatments find one who is! ...Read more

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I have bloating from ibs-c what can I take ?

I have bloating from ibs-c what can I take ?

Probiotics: Probiotics and digestive enzymes may be of help to you. Consider food sensitivities. Eliminate sensitive foods. ...Read more

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Ibs-c symptoms, making the fullness/bloating go away, what to do?

Ibs-c symptoms, making the fullness/bloating go away, what to do?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water TX LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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How can bloating arising from dairy products be covered by IBS patients?

How can bloating arising from dairy products be covered by IBS patients?

IBS and Milk: Your question is a bit confusing. Lactose intolerance patients can resemble irritable bowel patients. They get better when you follow dr. Shulan advice. Furthermore oral food challange tests from england have shown that sometimes ibs patients are worsened by numerous foods and not necessarily due to enzyme deficiencies. ...Read more

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What could this be please let me know. So IBS does cause bloating, but is it normal to have the pressure and pain too?

CLEAR QUESTION PLEAS: It would be much easier to help if you would say what you think causes bloating and where the pressure and pain actually is. You know what you mean, but you need t ask in a way that we know too. Workon the question and send it in again, please. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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