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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
GI Sx, hit lifestyle: Can cause pain, bloat, diarrhea, constipation. Might impact lifestyle, interactions at home, work. Generally does not cause weight loss, bleeding, anemia, or problems outside the gut, e.g. Eye, skin, joint, liver problems as may occur with ibd. No increased risk of cancer, as there is with ibd. Generally no need for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40s male with IBS, with nagging EGR pain 6days post biopsy-free colonoscopy. No fever, blood, some bm. What non-perforation complications are likely?
IBS may be nervous: Many patients with IBS have it because of automatic brain dysfunction. The bowel has it own nervous system that receives signals from the lower brain, enabling it to function properly. I would guess that your diet is poor because that is the commonest way to affect the control mechanisms. Try shaping up your diet and get rid of all the sugar. ...Read more
Had right ovary removal and uterine abasion a year ago- now , lower left pain cyst 1.7 on this ovary and no history of endo. Had colonoscopy.- normal. Do have IBS but this pain is different. Could this be complications of ablasion or could adhesions b
Could be adhesions: It is always a possibili when surgery has been done. If you are still having some issues, your should see your physician. There are other causes of pain, especially in the lower left part of the abdomen. ...Read more
Finding balance: When your gut's grumpy, it's sending you a message that something's out of balance & needs help. Diet: any food triggers (caffeine, alcohol, fake sugars, wheat, gluten, dairy)? Fiber "the whites" vs whole grains, nuts&beans? Exercise: moving 30-60 minutes every day? Good rest? Stress? Balancing work/play? These all trigger ibs. Anti-spasm: rx, peppermint oil capsules. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This may be gross but I think my IBS is worse than just ibs. Anything I eat has the same effect and its always painful and urgent. What should I do?
IBS: Keep a journal of all everything you eat and your reactions to the foods. Information like this can help you and your doctor choose a diet that is right for you and your particular circumstances. Also, it is important that your doctor rules out other inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn's and ulcerative colitis in addition to an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS, a primer: 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
Fiber: Oddly enough, sometimes even diarrhea responds well to fiber which can act as a "bulking" agent and give stool more consistency and form. Metamucil is one name brand, and psyillium husks are also available, although there are plenty of generics. Constipation symptoms can be treated with fiber as well as laxative- such as miralax. Pro-biotics may be of benefit and are also available otc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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