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Can Ibs Cause Urinary Problems
I have this sensation in urinary tract and I am taking lopamide hydrochloride tablets since then because I have ibs. What is this?
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
IBS & Bladder: Read this article http://ibs.About.Com/od/relatedconditions/a/ibs-and-bladder-problems.Htm which summarizes the issue as well as i've seen. It is best to consult your doctor to try to get a handle on the problems, so you can try to achieve some relief from these annoying symptoms. ...Read more
What can affect the small intestine to cause loose bms every now and then? Docs thinks ibs. But could there be a problem of my small intestine?
I have horrible depression and anxiety and now it has caused me physical problems like ibs. Will controlling depression/anxiety help relieve my ibs?
Possibly: As far as i know, the exact cause of ibs is unknown, although there are many contributing factors such as faulty communication between the brain and intestines, genetics, hormones, and stress. Reducing stress, regardless of the source, in conjunction with diet modifications, can only help. ...Read more
Can gas in the anal area cause a stinging feeling? It feels like that when I'm gassy, (IBS), but when no gas there, it's no problem.
Metallic/sour taste in mouth, licking lips is worse. Why is this, and what causes it? I have had problems w/acid lately and ibs.
Can using a lot of stimulant laxatives in short time for a short time due to IBS cause permanent motility problems working with my dr.
Not if used: For a short time and very infrequenty! long term use will lead to much worse constipation. Try eating consistent amounts at consistent times each day and be sure to drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Eat a reasonable amount of fiber daily. This will usually resolve all of your "ibs" symptoms. ...Read more
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