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I have this sensation in urinary tract and I am taking lopamide hydrochloride tablets since then because I have ibs. What is this?

I have this sensation in urinary tract and I am taking lopamide hydrochloride tablets since then because I have ibs. What is this?

What sensation ?: I think you most likely referring to using loperamide for constipation as part of your ibs. I am not sure what kind of urinary symptoms you are experiencing . If you can lets know the symptoms, we will try to help out . Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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What blabber symtoms / problems if any can be caused by ibs?

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

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Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Possible: thyroid problems can cause many symptoms that are non-specific. The only way to know is to measure thyroid hormone levels in the lab. If they are normal, then you will know you do not have a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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I have horrible depression and anxiety and now it has caused me physical problems like ibs. Will controlling depression/anxiety help relieve my ibs?

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

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Can vaginal discomfort be caused by bowel problems such as ibs?

IBS and gyn: Yes. The vagina is easily contaminated because of the diarrhea. The gastric acids can be very irritating. I see you are on Keflex for? The antibiotic can cause yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Rectal pain: If you have annal fissures or thrombosed hemorrhoids you can get pain when the gas stretches this area. A physician can evaluate you fro these problems by performing a thorough exam of the rectal area ...Read more

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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.

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.

Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux and should be treated. Perhaps a short course of a medication like Pepcid (over the counter) may imporve the symptoms. ...Read more

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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.

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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Does rectal bleeding or ibs/ibd cause erection problems or sexual problems?

Does rectal bleeding or ibs/ibd cause erection problems or sexual problems?

Yes and no...: Ibs and rectal bleeding are not related to ed, but if one is having discomfort because of these issues, relaxed sexual activity may be difficult and erection quality may suffer as a result. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more