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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?
Flank&Upper Rt Ab pain. No urinary issues. Comes and goes, whether or not moving. Flares up when sleeping on right side. GI Dr maybe IBS. Any other ideas?
RUQ pain: It very well could be IBS, also consider if not associated with any other GI symptoms could be musculoskeletal, originating form the back ...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
Possible: Not directly. However emotional response to IBS may decrease urge and impair performance ...Read more
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.
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
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
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.
How dangerous is accutane. Does it really cause permanent joint damage and GI problems like IBS? Can side effects be permanent?
Worth the risk: The claimed link to inflammatory bowel disease -- which I thought was just bad studies -- was laid to rest by a meta-analysis in 2016; anyone still talking should know this. The arthritis is rare and we know little about it -- whether it's cause and effect is unsettled. Acne is a grave social and professional liability. If you need this Rx, go for it with close guidance. ...Read more
Can infrequent receptive anal intercourse cause colon problems like diarrhea or even IBS? Had diarrhea today after having intercourse last night.
Can stress cause pouring diarrhea? Had an episode tonight. Having problems at work (stress) & also just started z-pak for sinus infection today. IBS?
Diarrhea: You have at least two reasons that can explain your symptoms. One is stress, can definitely cause so called "gut-wrenching" experience and certain emotions can cause many GI symptoms: nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea. Zithromax or many other antibiotics can certainly cause diarrhea as well. Make sure you stay well hydrated and seek medical attention asap if symptoms persist or you develop fever or ...Read more
What causes food allergies? I keep developing food allergies, and my doctors have no explanations. I also have IBS-C. Is Leaky Gut a real disease? Could it be causing my problems? (all I eat is fiber)
First, you need to: Make sure what you are experiencing are true allergies. Many people have food intolerances--nausea, pain, diarrhea--but often food allergy also involves hives, itchy skin, shortness of breath indicating an activation of your immunologic system. Having IBS leads me to favor the food intolerance diagnosis. Leaky gut, as you suggest, isn't a recognized diagnosis.Fiber is good, but more balance needed ...Read more
Having bad breath for some time now. My dentist said my mouth is ok. Is it caused by my IBS problem or my bad throat? How to determine the cause?
Chronic bad breath (halitosis) has many possible causes: poor oral hygiene (not brushing and flossing thoroughly and properly), unrestored decay, gum disease, acid reflux, smoking, diet, oral viral or fungal infections, stomach or systemic disease.
If you are brushing, flossing, and cleaning your tongue, and have no dental issues, make an appointment with your medical doctor for an examination. ...Read more
IBS/GUTBLISS. COM: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/Hpylori/CELIAC PANEL. You also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water/Dy. Also limit lactose if it flares symp. AVOID CARBONATED DRINK ...Read more
Yes, I think so.: But this is definitely a two way road! anxiety can most certainly cause gastrointestinal symptoms. I am confident that good psychotherapy would help to relieve the severity of both conditions. I would suggest avoiding medication for anxiety since the side effects of many medications include a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Learn how to live in a well balanced manner and feel better soon. ...Read more
Not directly. ..: Osteopenia is a reduction in the mineral content of bone. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is probably caused by gut hypersensitivty. Increased gut transit time has been measured in people with IBS, however it is not clear whether this affects absorption of minerals needed for bone growth. More likely causes are dietary restriction, or the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors which can alter mineral absorption ...Read more
Yes: IBS can cause pain anywhere there is small or large intestine, and since the appendix is at the very end of the ascending colon, it can be considered part of this, although it is unlikely the pain you are feeling is directly from the appendix unless it is very sharp, getting worse, and accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or even fever. In this case, you need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more
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