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Is it possible for eggplant parmesan and salad to cause black- green stool? Is it more common in patients with ibs?

Is it possible for eggplant parmesan and salad to cause  black- green stool? Is it more common in patients with ibs?

It Can.: Blackish green color or variations allthe way to brown depends on a) bile products(bilirubin and biliverdin.B) iron/iron containing leafy veggies like spinach, aregola etc. ...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


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What causes ibs?

What causes ibs?

Multifactorial cause: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach. ...Read more

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What causes IBS to occur?

What causes IBS to occur?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more

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Is Ibs common in young adults?

Is Ibs common in young adults?

Oh my, yes!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more

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Why do I have ibs? What causes it?

Why do I have ibs? What causes it?

No one knows: May be an issue in the "wiring" of the gut. Sometimes occurs after a GI infection: viral, bacterial, parasitic. Can be associated with things like migraine, anxiety, female sex, hormonal flux and sensitivity, family history. Can have food, emotional, hormonal triggers. ...Read more

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What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

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 more

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Is IBS more common in younger people?

Generally, yes.: at least 50% of patients with IBS reported having had their first symptoms prior to age 35. The prevalence is 25% lower in patients who were 50 years age or older. This suggests that symptoms in some patients may improve over time. It is also about twice is common in women as in men. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of constipative ibs?

What are the causes of constipative ibs?

Stress and more: One way i decribe irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is that it involves a digestive system whose hardwiring for stress is a little overenthusiastic. Our guts are supposed to respond to stress- that is what keeps us from having to go while we are running or public speaking, but sometimes it is too much of a good thing and we over-respond- that is ibs. Constipation IBS is one common style of ibs. ...Read more

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Can milkshakes cause pain if you have IBS?

Can milkshakes cause pain if you have IBS?

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 ...Read more