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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Ibs when I was in early 20's. Seemed to resolve after pregnancy. Has returned years later after long period of emotional stress and weight gain. Why?

Ibs when I was in early 20's. Seemed to resolve after pregnancy. Has returned years later after long period of emotional stress and weight gain. Why?

Stress Effects IBS: Simply put, there are many things that can effect IBS, but one the major players is stress. Sometimes though it might not be IBS, but lactose intolerance or a bacterial imbalance in the large intestine. If the latter is the case probiotics may help. If the former is the case take all dairy out of your diet and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Is adominal cramping in any way an early sign of pregnancy 5-6 days after grinding with clothes or an infection or pms/ibs?

Don't know reason: For your abdominal cramping 5 days after grinding w clothes but you should not become pregnant with the scenario that you described. Pregnancy sxs normally don't present until after a period is missed. Can't diagnose pms or ibs over the internet. ...Read more

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How to know if I have IBS after pregnancy?

How to know if I have IBS after pregnancy?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a GFdiet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/dy ...Read more

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Tired of IBS symptoms. Does it get better after a couple of pregnancies?

Tired of IBS symptoms. Does it get better after a couple of pregnancies?

Depends: Irritable bowel syndrome(ibs) is usually minimized by diet and lifestyle changes. Pregnancy tends to worsen ibs due to intestinal compression by the developing pregnancy. Additional pregnancies will not improve ibs. ...Read more

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How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy I suffer with IBS too?

How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy I suffer with IBS too?

Fiber: Fiber products like Metamucil or Fibercon are fine as is Miralax (polyethylene glycol). The other thing that is important is plenty of water. There is some evidence for the benefits of probiotics. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I take digestive enzymes for ibs. Is it safe to continue these during pregnancy?

Depends : It depends what that enzyme is. I suggest resubmitting the question and specifically mentioning the name of medication you are curious about. ...Read more

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Chances of pregnancy on BC pill taken 100 % correctly over 1 yr - but have IBS flare ups occasionally - usually constipation not diaharria?

Chances of pregnancy on BC pill taken 100 % correctly over 1 yr - but have IBS flare ups occasionally - usually constipation not diaharria?

Very low: Birth control pills are considered to be 97-99% effective when used correctly. The most efficacious birth control methods that are reversible are Nexplanon and the IUDs. ...Read more

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Is being diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy common? 26/f. Itp, ibs-d, hashimotos. 2 children, want #3 but afraid of cancer diagnosis when pregnant

Is being diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy common? 26/f. Itp, ibs-d, hashimotos. 2 children, want #3 but afraid of cancer diagnosis when pregnant

No: It is extremely uncommon to be diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. Do you have itp? This is something to discuss with your doctor prior to getting pregnant but it does not increase your risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use GNC natural brand super digestive enzymes (http://www.Gnc.Com/product/index.Jsp?Productid=2291) during pregnancy? It has papain, which I have heard mixed things about. I have ibs.

Is it safe to use GNC natural brand super digestive enzymes (http://www.Gnc.Com/product/index.Jsp?Productid=2291) during pregnancy? It has papain, which I have heard mixed things about. I have ibs.

I would avoid.: The GNC ones you asked about do not appear to be enteric coated which means these enzymes will be broken down by stomach acid before reaching the gut, rendering them mostly useless. There is some evidence that some of these enzymes might affect folate (folic acid) absorption which is critical for early neural development, so i would recommend saving your money! perhaps invest in some organic veggies instead! ...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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more