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Doctor insights on: Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome Cause Interstitial Cystitis

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Is irritable bowel syndrome cause a false RPR test?

Is irritable bowel syndrome cause a false RPR test?

Syphilis testing: Hi my gut response to your question is no. But, stranger things have been known to happen. There is an epidemic of syphilis in america and one should not ignore this dangerous infection. If you are sexually active you should have regular tests for the common stds, especially those that can be deadly such as HIV and syphilis. If you have a positive test for syphilis please get the treatment. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

Pbs is also called interstitial cystitis (ic). It is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. There is a lot of research by urogynecology and urology trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause serious harm to intestines?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause serious harm to intestines?

No: By definition, ibs is characterized by normal appearing bowel lining, but it's symptoms can be quite disabling. Diseased appearing bowel lining usually means a different diagnosis like ibd ( crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, behcet's for example). ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Weight loss: weight-loss is not a normal symptom of IBS. If you have persistent unexpected weight loss, you should discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause severe tingling in the feet?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause severe tingling in the feet?

Unlikely: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unlikely to cause tingling of the legs. IBS will cause abdominal pain, bloating, alternating stool patterns but should not cause tingling of the legs. If this continues or worsens you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause a person to sometimes have to pee a lot?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause a person to sometimes have to pee a lot?

Possible UTI: Ibs is probably not the cause of frequent urination. More likely would be a urinary tract infection ( uti). Drinking a lot of liquids, especially if they contain caffeine, will also cause frequent urination. ...Read more

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Could irritable bowel syndrome cause rashes or r rashes a side effect of medication?

Could irritable bowel syndrome cause rashes or r rashes a side effect of medication?

No: Ibs is not associated with a rash. There are many other GI conditions that mimic ibs which do cause a rash, including celiac disease (causes dermatitis herpetiformis) and inflammatory bowel disease (erythema nodosum). Check with your doctor to make sure you have been evaluated for these these conditions. Medication can certainly cause a rash as well. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

Depends: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves increase your risk for colon cacner development. Ibs should be a diagnosis of excluding more serious diagnoses. ...Read more

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Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

IBS: The finding of mucus in the stool is not uncommon in some patients who have irritable bowel syndrome. Occasionally increasing the amount of fiber in your diet or taking a fiber supplement may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does irritable bowel syndrome cause severe burning pain in my feet?

Why does irritable bowel syndrome cause severe burning pain in my feet?

IBS?: I am not sure this is the cause of the burning pain in your feet. IBS does not usually cause this. Sounds like neuropathic pain but again, IBS not usually the cause of this. Could it be due to the procedures and surgery you had on your foot and leg? ...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. 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