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Has anyone heard about the new blood test for IBS, & IBS producing toxins?This worries me with my IBS & CDiff history!Any input is appreciated!

Has anyone heard about the new blood test for IBS, & IBS producing toxins?This worries me with my IBS & CDiff history!Any input is appreciated!

IBS blood test: IBS diagnosis is made simply by history and exam. Although Prometheus Lab offers a blood test that consists of inflammatory markers, I would not consider this test to be accurate or necessary. There are no toxins produced with IBS. After having a C. diff infection some patients may develop IBS. This is called post-infectious IBS. ...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


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I had a blood test for my flare up with IBS, everything came back normal except : Absolute Immature Granulocytes-.08k/ul & ImmunoglobinA 444mg/dl.

I had a blood test for my flare up with IBS, everything came back normal except : Absolute Immature Granulocytes-.08k/ul & ImmunoglobinA 444mg/dl.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your lab results are within normal limits. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?

Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more

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I had a blood test that showed a slight allergy to wheat (0.5). Can i get reactions from such a slight allergy; i.E. Cramps, gas, IBS symtoms?

I had a blood test that showed a slight allergy to wheat (0.5). Can i get reactions from such a slight allergy; i.E. Cramps, gas, IBS symtoms?

Allergy test: One thing all allergists agree on is not to order indiscrimimate blood tests for allergies without clinical correlation. You need to have your tests correlated with your clinical findings. We never treat a test. Please, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Ibs w/o constpation or diarhea? Before had general tummy pain w/ both, now just have lower left ab discomfort. Had ultrasound, stool, blood test-ok.

Ibs w/o constpation or diarhea? Before had general tummy pain w/ both, now just have lower left ab discomfort. Had ultrasound, stool, blood test-ok.

Unusual: Ibs in the absence of changes in bowel habits is not common and would question the diagnosis. You should be seen by a GI doctor and evaluated thoroughly for the source of the pain. Not enuf info to even make an intelligent guess over the internet. ...Read more