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Could I have IBS? I have pain or just air making me think I'm hungry and I have frequent urination. It makes me not want to eat at all.

Could I have IBS? I have pain or just air making me think I'm hungry and I have frequent urination. It makes me not want to eat at all.

You probably: are urinating frequently due to caffeine causing excessive fluid losses and dehydration, leading to excess gas and constipation. Drink 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. I can't be sure this will o the trick as I need a bunch more information not provided in your question. ...Read more

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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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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If ppis don't work on my reflux symptoms (or worsen them) could I have IBS instead? No burning.Got tight throat, difficult swallowing, gas and ab pain

If ppis don't work on my reflux symptoms (or worsen them) could I have IBS instead? No burning.Got tight throat, difficult swallowing, gas and ab pain

Need to find out: If food is getting stuck temporarily after swallowing, you have a definite problem with the esophagus. If it's just a tight feeling in your throat but swallowing is ok, it may just be caused by anxiety. You should see a health care provider and find out which it is. ...Read more

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Diarrhea and vomiting 4 times in one year bad taste in mouth what could it be. I have IBS and have had 4kids.

Diarrhea and vomiting 4 times in one year bad taste in mouth what could it be. I have IBS and have had 4kids.

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/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 can cause HALITOSIS blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet (Wholeapproach.com) TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL. ...Read more

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I get twingey pain in my abdominal area and stomach, like a little stabbing pain on the left hand side what could this be? I have IBS could it be this

I get twingey pain in my abdominal area and stomach, like a little stabbing pain on the left hand side what could this be? I have IBS could it be this

It may be: With an underlying condition of IBS, it would certainly be reasonable to assume the discomfort may be related to that. If the apin becomes severe or worsens, then see the DR. as there are also many other causes of abdominal pains. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diarrhea and vomiting 4 times in one year bad taste in mouth what could it be. I have IBS and have had 4kids.excessively vaginal discharge clear.

Gastroentritis : I suggest you see your doctor next time you have it so the doctor could do some work up to figure out what causes your problem. You also have young children, they probably bring germs home from school or daycare, make them wash hands as soon as they get home from school. I hope that help. Good luck. ...Read more