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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

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 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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Does IBS worsen as you grow older?

Only : If your diet and fluid habits don't get corrected properly. It all comes down to regular meal times, hi fiber, hi fluids and staying consistent and essentially retraining your bowels. ...Read more

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My son (37yrs old) is suffering from IBS can you suggest any medicine?

My son (37yrs old) is suffering from IBS can you suggest any medicine?

Depends on symptoms: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) represents a spectrum of symptoms (that range from diarrhea to constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, more) as well as alteration in both function and perception of sensations from almost any part of the GI tract. First, ask him to be certain of diagnosis before seeking treatment please. ...Read more

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Can IBS change to something else? Years ago had the classic symptoms but they changed as i got older. From my 30`s to 40`s.

Maybe: I have many patients with ibs. They try to manage it with how and what they eat and medication. It is nerve wracking to have cramps and always need to know where the nearest restroom is. I have sent some patients to a psychologist to help them deal with this problem. Anxiety aggravates ibs. As we age many problems seem to multiple adding fuel to the fire. Get a colonoscopy now to ease your mind. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old. I have endo., ic, & ibs. I want a hysterectomy . Should i?

I'm 27 years old. I have endo., ic, & ibs. I want a hysterectomy . Should i?

IC IBS: I am assuming you want the hysterectomy done due to pelvic pain. If that is the case i would not do it. A hysterectomy will do nothing to resolve the pain of irritable bowel or interstitial cystitis. You will have the procedure done and the pain will persist. ...Read more

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My sister is 5 yrs older than me. last year she had to have rectal polyps removed. what are the chances I should have this done as well. I am experiencing the same issues she was having at the time. She has since been diagnosed with IBS. I get horrib

My sister is 5 yrs older than me.  last year she had to have rectal polyps removed.  what are the chances I should have this done as well.  I am experiencing the same issues she was having at the time.  She has since been diagnosed with IBS.  I get horrib

Colon polyps.: If your sister's colon polyps were the precancerous type, called adenomatous polyps, then you should have a colonoscopy now rather than waiting until age 50. They do run in families, and removing them before they can become cancer can be life-saving. I would see a gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mother suffering from IBS c .So what medicine she have to take .Her age 42 yeara old.?

Depends: If she does not respond adequately to lifestyle changes, dietary changes (ie increased fiber) and osmotic laxatives (ie miralax) ; a medication called Amitiza (lubiprostone) can be beneficial. Go see a gi. ...Read more

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What is mega chlorophyll, and how will it effect me. I am an 18 year old female i weigh 150 ibs?

Alfalfa leaves: Mega chlorophyll capsules are made up of alfalfa leaves and bound to magnesium. It serves to cure bad breath, but it said to work against free radicals in the body. ...Read more