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Does Ibs Cause Stomach Pain
POSSIBLY: Chronic pain of any sort can lead to fear and anxiety and then over time possibly cross over into depression. There is clinical depression that is an illness and there is the emotion of depression that is transient. So not sure which you mean. A lot of causes for stomach pain so write down symptoms and see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Diahrrhoea is a phenomenon related to the presence of liquid stool in the small intestine. As the liquid passes the terminal ileum and cecum most of the liquid is readsorbed so that the partially liquefied stool in the ascending colon converts to solid stool as it reaches the transverse and left colon where all fluid should be removed. If the water is not resorbed diarrhea forms. ...Read more
IBS is spasms: Irritable bowel syndrome is kind of a catch-all name for a group of functional bowel disorders- called this because anatomically all is normal. There is an exaggerated response to stimuli: for instance, intestinal activity that someone without ibs wouldn't feel can be experienced as quite painful by someone with ibs. Theories include unusual nerve activity and differences in intestinal bacteria. ...Read more
Chicken or egg: Your question needs clarification thats why none of the doctors have answered you. Try once more to ask your question more clearly, if that does not work than either see your doctor or you could have a virtual consultation with us. Thanks Dr. A ...Read more
It can, so can other: Lots of things can cause right pelvic pain. If it is new, or a change in pattern, for a 61 Y.O. Woman, would not assume ibs, until other potentially more serious causes are evaluated, e.g. Gyn/ovarian issues, other colon or GI problems, hernias, etc.. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Both anxiety and gastritis can cause gas. Anxiety attacks can lead to accidental swallowing of air from hyperventilation. That air has no where to go but down and can becomes flatulence. Gastritis can cause gas if the cause of the gastritis produces gas. Certain bacteria produce gas as an effect of their normal metabolism. If they are the source of the gastritis then they too can cause flatulence. ...Read more
IBS: Symptoms such as bloating and gas are typically resolved after having a bowel movement. It is not uncommon for an individual with ibs to have episodes of both constipation and diarrhea. Nausea is a little unusual but can be produced by the gastric distention from the bloating and gas. If this continues to be severe and bothersome would consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Gas is common in IBS: It may be caused by certain food in your diet. This includes beans, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables—especially when raw. Regardless of what may be causing your IBS, gas is often worsened by eating certain foods. Try keeping a food journal and note which symptoms you experience after every meal. In this way, you may be able to identify which foods give you gas. ...Read more
Can prostatitis cause bloating and constipation, lower middle stomach pain or what else can it be?
Here are some ...: Prostatitis alone should not cause bloating & constipation, which are related with GI functional disorders, although it may cause some perineal discomfort if the diagnosis is correct. Of note, prostatitis has been overused and even misused for men with vague mild symptoms related with urination. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling so to avoid unnecessary confusion & anxiety. ...Read more
Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?
No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more
C. diff: Clostridia difficile typically causes a hemorrhagic colitis which is not particularly painful. It might be associated with some crampy pain or other symptoms, but as a single symptom of this disease, pain would be a bit unusual. Predisposing factors like prior antibiotic therapy or immune supresssion should be taken into account also. If in doubt, there are readily available stool tests. ...Read more
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