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Causes Of Ibs Symptoms
Parasitic hookworms: In people who walk barefoot, the hookworm can penetrate the sole of the foot and cause a lesion there. The larva will then begin to mature while it moves towards the intestines. The hookworm will attach to the intestinal wall. Humans who have become infected can show symptoms of intestinal bleeding, abdominal pains, anemia, diarrhea, and malnutrition. ...Read more
Symptoms of IBS...: Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include recurrent abdominal pain associated with disordered bowel habbits (constipation, diarrhea, or a mixture of constipation and diarrhea). The symptoms are intermittent, with fluctuation in frequency and duration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS is generally a: diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that other causes of the symptoms have been ruled out. The symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation,mucous in the stool; one can have all or some of the symptoms.The symptoms are often worse at times of increased stress. The treatment varies from person to person, but includes: reduction of stress, dietary changes and sometimes medications. ...Read more
RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool, ) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs.Seek attention. Good luck. ...Read more
Different: These are different conditions. Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Cyclic Vomiting: A number of possible causes have been identified. Some have specific food triggers, others have a strong migraine history in their family, others have episodes with of emotional changes or stress. The closer research can get to a consistent cause, the more likely a consensus will form as to treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Irregular bms or alternating diarrhea and constipation, bloating and cramping. But all of these can be caused by things more dangerous than ibs. If you are having symptoms you need to see a GI doctor/colorectal surgeon to real out the more serios diagnoses before deciding this is just ibs>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, diarrhea: The most common symptoms of ibs include diffuse crampy abdominal pain, and constipation or diarrhea or both. There are certain varieties of ibs that can either be pain predominant, contipation predominant, or diarrhea predominant. However, it can certainly be a mix of all these symptoms. ...Read more
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
Not so unusual IBS: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies & contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Symptoms seldom awaken the patient, may improve with stooling, & when uncomplicated are not accompanied by fever or bleeding. ...Read more
Wide variety: Ibs symptoms: abd pain, often diarrhea , alternating with constipation. Some are sensitive to carbohydrates in milk (lactose), fruit (fructose), other carbs in veggies like onions, artichokes, broccoli, grains, beans. Some are sensitive to alcohol, temp of foods, i.e. Cold, chocolate, fat content, carbonated beverages. Some are affected by menstrual cycle, stress, emotional triggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can candida overgrowth be the cause behind my IBS symptoms. Diognosed for IBS by Gi. Diognosed for candida overgrowth by pcp?
Can quitting smoking cause IBS like symptoms (both diarrhea AND constipation few weeks after quitting)? And how long after should I see improvement?
Nicotine: Stopping chronic nicotine use can definitely change your pattern of bm's leading to more sluggish bm's, but in your case you alternate sluggish with looser patterns of intestinal activity. Unless you can pinpoint certain foods or emotional factors which trigger symptoms, your bowel pattern should eventually normalize. ...Read more
An intestinal infection may initiate IBS symptoms. An antibiotic may have been used for the treatment of infection, but antibiotic per se does not cause IBS. You may visit this site for info on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360016
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Could undiagnosed endometriosis cause IBS type symptoms? I have horrible heavy periods, terrible cramping etc +IBS type issues wondering if related?
How can IBS cause so many symptoms? *what would be abnormal for ibs?* I put some symptoms in my last question that worry me despite IBS diagnosis
Check everything!: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
Can IBS hurt in same place as appendicitis does can it also cause similar symptoms of appendicitis?
It's possible: It's possible that IBS could cause pain in the right lower quadrant, but it's typically more generalized pain associated with bloating or cramping. ...Read more
Have symptoms of IBSc for 4months. ldl has jumped 50pts from 6 months ago. no other changes to explain cause.. can ibs cause increase in ldl?
Likely backwards:: LDL are complex particles; typically carry ~3,000-6,000 fat molecules/particle in the water outside cells around the body, giving cells access to fat they can take in. LFHC foods strongly associated with ?ed LDL concentrations & trends to ?ed IBS because we are H20 based creatures & http://goo.gl/uDGIwD. Alternatively LCHF foods have the opposite pattern. Get NMR lipoprotein test, study my answers ...Read more
Symptom wise: It is difficult. Both can cause diarrhea. In general a good history, lab tests and sometimes biopsies will tell you the diagnosis. If everything comes back normal, then you may try what is called an elimination diet and record which foods bother you more than others and you will be surprised how often people get better if they ear correctly. Best wishes. ...Read more
IBS signs/symptoms: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
Is it possible that years of medication like, anti depressants & mood stabilizers and their side effects caused my ibs? How can I reduce IBS symptoms?
Caused or uncovered?: Certain meds can aggravate or uncover ibs, which tends to have genetic roots. Chronic antidepressant and mood stabilizer use plus stresses of chronic illnesses themselves may be a double dose of ibs stress. Stress alone can trigger ibs. Reducing stress of mood disorders with meds that could awaken ibs is a mixed blessing but the illnesses without meds is worse. Consult a GI specialist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was dx w/ IBS-C younger. When Im anxious, IBS-C symptoms flare. Can it cause pain on R side, colicky like spasms. Feel gasses move. Burping. IBS ?
Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more