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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)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Does IBS worsen as you grow older?

Does IBS worsen as you grow older?

Yes: Check my blog if you need further info - http://metametrix.Blogspot.Com igg second line of response. Serum immunoglobulins. Igg1 - shortterm (igg1 has 1-2 half life) response to food allergy then there is igg4 response- long term exposure(igg4 has 21-30 days half life). Prolonged exposure to food allergens - exposure to antigen stimulates igg1 response to - igg4 response inbody - sorry technical. ...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.

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?

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

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What causes pain under the feet when standing after sitting for a while, 42yr old male, 5'10", 215 ibs?

What causes pain under the feet when standing after sitting for a while, 42yr old male, 5'10", 215 ibs?

Many possibilities: Forefoot or heel. It could he metatarsalgia, planta fasciitis, heel spurs. It depends on the location. There may be other issues. You need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Seriously WHY do I suffer EVERY morning with major Diarrhea?? Getting old :(. Yes I was told I have IBS.

Seriously WHY do I suffer EVERY morning with major Diarrhea?? Getting old :(. Yes I was told I have IBS.

Hard to say.: Questions of why are more philosophic than medical. IBS is treatable and your symptoms can be controlled. If your doc can't fix it see another GI specialist. ...Read more

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43yr old male with tg 300, 240 tc, 140 ldl, 40 HDL , 210 ibs, 5'10". Not on medication. What is the upto date cholesterol lowering diet?

43yr old male with tg 300, 240 tc, 140 ldl, 40 HDL , 210 ibs, 5'10". Not on medication. What is the upto date cholesterol lowering diet?

Anything that tastes: Good raises your cholesterol thus you spit them out .(joke!) check out these links. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/11-tips-to-cut-your-cholesterol-fast http://www.Seniorlifehealth.Com/productcart/pc/viewprd.Asp?Idcategory=6&idproduct=6&source=goocholestremedy_3&gclid=cmxi5e6z-bgcfa9_qgod4h0apa. ...Read more

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I was informed my iron level is a 7 and my iron saturation is a 10. I am a 30 year old female with Ibs-d .How low is this. I was informed to take iron

I was informed my iron level is a 7 and my iron saturation is a 10. I am a 30 year old female with Ibs-d .How low is this. I was informed to take iron

Take iron: Iron deficiency is common in women during reproductive phase of life. If you are not able to tolerate oral iron, discuss the option of intravenous infusion of iron with your doctor. ...Read more

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If a dr could reply with some names of mi drs that work w/patients with hard to diag intestinal prob, that don't giv up after scopes an just giv old ibs?

If a dr could reply with some names of mi drs that work w/patients with hard to diag intestinal prob, that don't giv up after scopes an just giv old ibs?

No names but...: Holistic doctors often do a great job with intestinal problems, looking at factors like yeast overgrowth, imbalances of bacterial flora, parasites, food sensitivities, lack of digestive enzymes, nutrient deficiencies, stress etc. Some focus on this more than others. For a directory of doctors certified by the american board of integrative holistic medicine see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. ...Read more

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Is aspirin necessary for 42 yr. Old male with borderline cholesterol , 5'10", 205 ibs?

Is aspirin necessary for 42 yr. Old male with borderline cholesterol , 5'10", 205 ibs?

Probably not: If you have no other risk factors and have no coronary disease. Your total cardiac risk needs to be evaluated ...Read more

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I'm 17 yr old with IBS, maybe autoimmune disease?

I'm 17 yr old with IBS, maybe autoimmune disease?

Unsure of question: I'm sorry to hear about your IBS. What is your concern about autoimmune disease - that is a very broad category to comment on. If doc has brought this up with you, best to ask him or her what their concerns are and what you need to do to live optimally with these diagnoses. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have IBS and stomach ulcers. Or is it my age. Do other 16 year olds have IBS too?

Is it normal to have IBS and stomach ulcers.  Or is it my age. Do other 16 year olds have IBS too?

Not nrml but happens: I have seen quite a few kids with irritable bowel sydrome and some with ulcers so you are not alone. Try to find out why you are getting the ulcers if possible. ...Read more

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Im 30years old.my sgpt is66 and sgot 133. I have ibs from last 3year.fatty liver as well.is it dangreous sing .

Im 30years old.my sgpt is66 and sgot 133. I have ibs from last 3year.fatty liver as well.is it dangreous sing .

Over time: Steatohepatitis can result in fibrosis and cirrhosis. Fatty liver disease is becoming the number one cause of transplant in the U.S. You need to address this problem before it's too late. ...Read more

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