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Can Ibs Cause 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Recent gastro problems, will go for colonoscopy soon dr said possible ibs. Does it cause dizzy spells and incred pain 15 min after any meal?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Buscopan: In some, yes, related to the dose. ...Read more
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
Have ibs.flared up Friday.have had diarrhea since.took Imodium didn't work.everything goes thru me.dizzy when standing.what can I do.
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gi trouble for months. Tests = no major issues, dx'd w/ibs, told not to stress. More pain and blood than usual last 5 days, dizzy, stool smells awful + passes w/dark maroon-black gunk. Normal for 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
A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more
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