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Does ibs cause light dizziness ?

Does ibs cause light dizziness ?

Maybe: Lightheadedness is not a prominent symptom of ibs but if there is explosive diarrhea or severe abdominal cramping, dizziness and sweats could occur. Persistent lightheadedness would not be characteristic of ibs but would suggest low bp,slow heart rate, iron deficiency or actual anemia or side effects from certain medications. ...Read more

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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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Could ibs cause brief unbalance or dizziness with very slight upper upset stomach ?

Could ibs cause brief unbalance or dizziness with very slight upper upset stomach ?

R/O IBS: YES:IBS VS IBD(IUC/CROHNS) inflammation usually DX by BX IBS 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/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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Whenever I have an IBS flare up i get symptoms like extreme dizziness and fatigue. Is this normal and can it be helped?

Whenever I have an IBS flare up i get symptoms like extreme dizziness and fatigue. Is this normal and can it be helped?

Many IBS: Symptoms are related to poor fluid intake or excesive caffeine leading to dehydration which can also cause dizziness, fainting spells and generalized weakness and fatigue. Try drinking 80-100 0unces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and a consistent high fiber diet eating at the same time and same number of meals each day. You are retraining your bowel and will see improvement in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Have ibs.flared up Friday.have had diarrhea since.took Imodium (loperamide) didn't work.everything goes thru me.dizzy when standing.what can I do.

Have ibs.flared up Friday.have had diarrhea since.took Imodium (loperamide) didn't work.everything goes thru me.dizzy when standing.what can I do.

ER: This sounds like gastroenteritis- not IBS- go to the ER now and get IVs and mediciation/testing. -if you are getting dizzy, you are losing fluids and blood voloume: GO NOW! ...Read more

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Sometimes when I have an IBS attack I go to the bathroom 12-15 times a day. I start getting dizzy and sometimes vomit. Could I die from dehydration?

Sometimes when I have an IBS attack I go to the bathroom 12-15 times a day. I start getting dizzy and sometimes vomit. Could I die from dehydration?

Dehydrated for sure: It is sounding like a trip to the PCP or GI doc should be planned soon. 12-15 bowel movements (BMs) per day is way to much. There are decent treatments for IBS with medication, food elimination diets, probiotics, and even stress reliving strategies. OTC Imodium (loperamide) may help slow BMs in the meantime. Drink plenty of fluids. If your symptoms worsen, you may need to seek help from the ER. ...Read more

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Constipated for 2 weeks but have the urge to go and I get dizzy, lightheaded and vomiting while in the bathroom. Have ibs?

Constipated for 2 weeks but have the urge to go and I get dizzy, lightheaded and vomiting while in the bathroom. Have ibs?

Work from below: If you are constipated and have the urge to have a BM but can't, insert a glycerin rectal suppository. If no results, Insert a dulcolax rectal suppository or a fleets enema. In other words work from below rather than take strong laxatives which are more useful when you're constipated but have no urge to have a BM. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more