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Can you have IBS without having stomach cramps?

Can you have IBS without having stomach cramps?

Yes: Other symptoms of IBS are bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea. Everyone's experience with IBS can be unique. ...Read more

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When I eat my stomach would rumble and would have a lot of wind. Sometimes stomach cramps but only the odd time. Could this be ibs?

When I eat my stomach would rumble and would have a lot of wind. Sometimes stomach cramps but only the odd time. Could this be ibs?

Could be but...: You need to get a full work up before your doctor can diagnose you with IBS. It is usually a diagnosis of exclusion when no biological cause can be found for your symptoms. Indigestion and occasional change in bowel habits are common and doesn’t mean you have IBS. You can also keep a food journal and see if certain foods tend to produce these symptoms more than others. ...Read more

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Bit embarassing, people constantly ask if I've farted. I'm always bloated but am 100% certain I haven't. I may have IBS & incur stomach cramps often?

Bit embarassing, people constantly ask if I've farted. I'm always bloated but am 100% certain I haven't. I may have IBS & incur stomach cramps often?

Maybe nothing but...: Being gassy may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--gut emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, ; pelvic pathology outside the gut. Pls get checked. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with stomach cramps (left and right) alternate! My GP thinks it's IBS but I don't match any other symptoms. What do you think?

Likely IBS: I am assuming you have been tested for other causes and your workup has been negative. You may see a gastroenterologist if you want a second opinion. But IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), even without physical abnormalities, can cause very disabling symptoms for some people. But generally the symptoms can be managed with appropriate therapy. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I get stomach cramps, a feeling that I can't fully empty my bowels, frequent changes in stools, wind and I go to the toilet a lot. Could I have IBS?

I get stomach cramps, a feeling that I can't fully empty my bowels, frequent changes in stools, wind and I go to the toilet a lot. Could I have IBS?

Yes: Stomach cramps and other symptoms of intestinal dysfunction often reflect IBS, for which there is no known cause. IBS is highly associated with fibromyalgia, which is highly associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. In my opinion, IBS results from autonomic nervous system dysregulation due to mechanical impingement of this soft neural tissue. ...Read more

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I have been waking up to diharrah and stomach cramps for almost 2 years because of "IBS", They have had me on bentyl and xanax (alprazolam) and neither has helped?

I have been waking up to diharrah and stomach cramps for almost 2 years because of "IBS", They have had me on bentyl and xanax (alprazolam) and neither has helped?

More info needed: More information is needed to determine the cause of your symptoms. You do not mention if you have had any tests, such as colonoscopy. Suggest starting with your family physician, who can help direct your care and refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that don't go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that don't go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

It can: IBS may cause all these symptoms, but lactose and gluten intolerance should also be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and also give you dietary advice. ...Read more

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I have stomach cramps a lot have pcos and wondered how do you tell if you have IBS or are lactose intolerant?

IBS: Diagnosis of ibs generally requires a doctor's evaluation, I suggest you see one if you are having GI problems. I highly doubt any GI complaints are related to pcos. ...Read more

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8yo no BM for a few days, then has bouts of stomach cramps, hard stool, then softer stool. But a bunch in one day. Happens often... Ibs? Mom has ibs

8yo no BM for a few days, then has bouts of stomach cramps, hard stool, then softer stool. But a bunch in one day. Happens often... Ibs? Mom has ibs

Stomach cramps: Sounds like it is constipation which is very common in 8 y/o rather than IBS.

Use peaches, pears, and prunes, eating the fruit and drinking the juice.
Plenty of water and perhaps Miralax (polyethylene glycol).
If you child has not been seen for this then get a check up first. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps chest pains fainted dizzy spells sickness but doc diagnosed IBS without even checking me over us this correct?

Stomach cramps chest pains fainted dizzy spells sickness but doc diagnosed IBS without even checking me over us this correct?

Exclusion: It could be IBS, but that is usually a diagnosis of exclusion after ruling other GI problems out. The dizziness and fainting should be checked out as they are not typical IBS symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal cramps, diorreah and feeling very sick. Then back to normal. Can this just be ibs?

Severe abdominal cramps, diorreah and feeling very sick. Then back to normal. Can this just be ibs?

Abd pain diarrhea: Could also occur from a gastroenteritis. To be IBS would need to see an episode wihtin last 3 months lasting about 3 days with no other etiology possible i.e. no gallbladder ieae H pylori, crohns, pancreatitis, alcohol use, carcinoid, food intolerances, or infectious agent. F/u/ w/ doc

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/180389-overview ...Read more

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I constantly get severe stomach cramps accompanied by diarrhoea and nausea, What could this be? I originally thought IBS but now I'm not sure.

I constantly get severe stomach cramps accompanied by diarrhoea and nausea, What could this be? I originally thought IBS but now I'm not sure.

IBS: Is a "diagnosis of exclusion"...means that some testing needs to be done to rule out inflammatory bowel disease (a "screening blood test is available) some docs want more "semi-invasive" testing. ..at any rate try eliminating LACTOSE (milk dairy products) or taking LACTASE tablets...and try a PRO-BIOTIC Yogurt. See if that helps

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How do I know I have food allergy I had no allergy in the past I have just ibs and stomach cramps its possible to devolpe allergy later in life?

How do I know I have food allergy I had no allergy in the past I have just ibs and stomach cramps its possible to devolpe allergy later in life?

Yes: Most adult food allergies are to nuts and sea foods.
In my experience running a panel for food allergy is misleading at best when it comes to IBS unless you have a specific food that reliably causes symptoms every time. It is possible to develop lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity. I have included info regarding these. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hello doctor I am 29m with ibs symptoms gets worse after I masturbate, I feel cramp in abdomen, I avoid masturbation but how can I control sex urge.

Hello doctor I am 29m with ibs symptoms gets worse after I masturbate, I feel cramp in abdomen, I avoid masturbation but how can I control sex urge.

Normal: The sex urge is as normal as hunger and isn't something you control. It sounds like what you need to control is your IBS. Talk to your doctor about the IBS and continue to enjoy your sexuality. ...Read more

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Lots of tests done can't find anything wrong with me I'm suffering from cramps in my stomach small stools feel sick and tired all the time is it ibs?

Lots of tests done can't find anything wrong with me I'm suffering from cramps in my stomach small stools feel sick and tired all the time is it ibs?

Very possibly: Often irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion...tests are done to exclude other conditions and if those are negative, irritable bowel is often diagnosed. This is a real condition of abnormal gut motility...and the most effective treatment is multifactorial including stress management, dietary and lifestyle changes.Try to avoid foods that trigger symptoms, push fluids, drug Rx from Doc ...Read more

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Is caffeine a IBS trigger? After I drank some after not havin any in months. Stomach spazes out & lotta gut movement. Cramps.

Is caffeine a IBS trigger? After I drank some after not havin any in months. Stomach spazes out & lotta gut movement. Cramps.

Sure: Was it caffeine in coffee, tea, cola or red bull? You could try decaf: coffee, tea or cola and see if you develop the same symptoms, if not then caffeine is definitely one of your triggers, . ...Read more

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My stomach has been hurting on and off, Gas, cramps. Pain located under left rib/very bottom of stomach. Passing small amounts, of gas stool at a time, ibs?

My stomach has been hurting on and off, Gas, cramps. Pain located under left rib/very bottom of stomach. Passing small amounts, of gas stool at a time, ibs?

Non-specific: IBS is a non disease, describing a complex of vague & undefined problems, such as gas, bloating, irregularity, cramps, etc. Your best bet is a good balanced diet, with fiber, excellent hydration, especially water, and yogurt. If you don't like yogurt, take a probiotic 3-4 times a week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gp prescribed buscopan for IBS and stomach cramps, but he knows I am trying to conceive. Is it safe to take?

Gp prescribed buscopan for IBS and stomach cramps, but he knows I am trying to conceive. Is it safe to take?

Http://en. M.wikipedi: Buscopan, an antispasmodic, is a category c drug meaning the potential benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh the risks to the fetus. These studies were done in animals and not in humans. I believe most antispasmodics belong to class c. Discuss again with your md or with a pharmacist for any concerns. God bless u! ...Read more

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I often get sick to my stomach along with cramps, gas, aches and pains. Is it ibs? I get frequent stomach pains and am often very sick to my stomach. I had my appendix removed about ten years ago and I have always felt that the stomach aches started after

I often get sick to my stomach along with cramps, gas, aches and pains. Is it ibs? I get frequent stomach pains and am often very sick to my stomach. I had my appendix removed about ten years ago and I have always felt that the stomach aches started after

Hello.: Hello. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can include: abdominal pain, fullness, passing gas, constipation alternating with diarrhea (or one or the other may predominate), and bloating. There can be marked urgency when there is diarrhea; sometimes making it hard to get to the bathroom on time. It can be hard to pass feces when constipated. To make the diagnosis there should be symptoms at least 3 days a month for 3 consequtive months. You should be evaluated by a doctor to have your symptoms assessed. ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps when I eat and when I do when do my boobs hurts why I have IBS and excessive stomach acid Abdominal tenderness, epigastric?

Why do I get cramps when I eat and when I do when do my boobs hurts why I have IBS and excessive stomach acid Abdominal tenderness, epigastric?

See gastroenterologi: If you get these symptoms regardless of the type of food you eat, you should consult a gastroenterologist who may consider doing an upper endoscopy and/or pH monitor on you. ...Read more

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Male, 25. Symptoms (from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension, gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Male, 25. Symptoms (from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension, gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Unfortunately: The constellation of symptoms you describe can be accounted for by many different things from malabsorption of certain macronutrients to some intestinal infections to irritable bowel syndrome. It's easy to guide you in these 400 character or less responses. Your best bet is to consider a formal consultation through HealthTap Prime or just review this with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy done 2 years ago-normal. Last 4 weeks-narrower than stools and for last week bloating & mild/moderate stomach pain & cramps. IBS or cancer?

Colonoscopy done 2 years ago-normal. Last 4 weeks-narrower than stools and for last week bloating & mild/moderate stomach pain & cramps. IBS or cancer?

Narrow stool: Narrow stool implies a constriction of your colon (sometimes called an apple-core finding). You should contact your GI doc right away and find out what's happening to your bowels. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed. I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should I

I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed. I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should I

You need your doctor: Clearly something is wrong and needs medical attention. Please avoid taking medication for your bowel without your doctor's recommendation. You may be making things worse. Please see your doctor right away. You don't have a diagnosis and you need to find out what is wrong before taking medication without medical recommendations. ...Read more

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