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Doctor insights on: Do I Have Irritable Bowel Sydrome Or Early Colitis If Bloated And Gassy

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is it constipation or just irritable bowel? I feel gassy in my belly and bloated. It's been a couple days and i haven't expelled any gas. But I have had small bowel movements that did not relieve much pressure. Is this related to constipation or could it

Is it constipation or just irritable bowel? I feel gassy in my belly and bloated. It's been a couple days and i haven't expelled any gas. But I have had small bowel movements that did not relieve much pressure. Is this related to constipation or could it

Hello. : Hello. Irritable bowel syndrome has a number of symptoms which include diarrhea alternating with constipation. If you have had very little in the way of bowel movements, you could have a build up of feces in your intestines you might wish to try a mild laxative along with at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day, 5 servings of vegetable, 4 servings of fruit and good quality fiber. ...Read more

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Could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?

Could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?

Potentially: There is no absolute time limit that can stay on this medication. If you find that it is helping with your ibs symptoms and you don't experience any side effects, your doctor may recommend that you maintain this therapy for the long term. Please note that ibs and colitis are not the same thing. While Amitriptyline has been used with some success in ibs, it does not treat colitis. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?

Please tell me, could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?

With supervision: The key is to have amitryptiline supervised by your doc. He/she will need to potentially monitor your heart rhythm and to counsel you against the potential side effects of the medication, which can include constipation, dry mouth, and dry eyes. However, if it is working, then it is potentially a good long-term medication. If it is not helping after 3 months, you should stop it. ...Read more

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Can amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis? Need expert opinions!

Can amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis? Need expert opinions!

IBS: Amitriptyline has strong anti-cholingeric effects and is not recommended particularly someone who has constipating form of IBS. The Amitriptyline would cause the bowels to slow. Why are you taking this medication anyways? Possibly there is better natural alternative. ...Read more

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For how long should I avoid black and strong ground roast coffee prepared in a french press if I have colitis/irritable bowel syndrome?

I would stay: Away from such sources as caffeine in either case as it increases acid production and dehydrates, leading to constipation and potentially worsening your symptoms. That being said colitis and irritable bowel are 2 completely different entities! they are not synonymous. Make sure your diagnosis is clearto you and your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed amitryptiline for colitis/irritable bowel syndrome but would like to know if there?

Try it.: Amitriptyline in small doses help with IBSD but there has been reports that it can cause ulcerative colitis so I suggest that you discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Hi there I have been diagnosed with irritable bowel however for the past 2-3 weeks I have been very bloated and always hungry?

Hi there I have been diagnosed with irritable bowel however for the past 2-3 weeks I have been very bloated and always hungry?

Irritable bowel: Please report this to the doctor who gave you the diagnosis of irritable bowel. She/he will help you through this. PS: I came from Sydney to America in 1974 and go back from time to time. Freezing cold up here - plan to return for a visit shortly. I'm jealous! ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...Read more