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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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Cause of amber/reddish-orange mucus rectal discharge for several months? It's on stools, sometimes comes out on its own. Gi workup = stomach erosions, prominent lymph aggregates in colon, dx'd w/ibs.

Cause of amber/reddish-orange mucus rectal discharge for several months? It's on stools, sometimes comes out on its own. Gi workup = stomach erosions, prominent lymph aggregates in colon, dx'd w/ibs.

Mucus discharge: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies ; probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Duodenal bulb were 2 areas of erosion with erythema and denuding of folds into the second and third portions of the duodenum?

Duodenal bulb were 2 areas of erosion with erythema and denuding of folds into the second and third portions of the duodenum?

H PYLORI?: I would recommend getting copies of your reports and making sure they did biopsied for h pylori. Also blood work for hpylori ig G and IG m and still for HPYLORI x 3 samples And blood work for celiac disease. You may benefit from a ppi like protonix (pantoprazole). And a gluten free diet. WholeApproach.com. Gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Doc,i have erosions in both antrum and duodenum,and i undergo ubnormal excretion,what ever i take,they come out like dysentery.

Diarrea ulcers: Simon, have you had previous gastric surgery with a vagotomy, because if so this is "dumping syndrome" and you should see the surgeon who did surgery. Has Zollinger-Ellison syndrome been excluded? Otherwise, rule out infectious causes and excessive treatment with H2 blockers like Tagamet, Nexium (esomeprazole) etc can cause diarrhea. If you are losing more water than intake you shd go to ER thanks ...Read more

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How can my blood work be normal with small bowel obstruction plus erosion in duodenum ?

How can my blood work be normal with small bowel obstruction plus erosion in duodenum
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Yes: Bowel obstruction can cause lab changes in the long term and a duodenal erosion unless is bleeding would not cause a significant lab change. I am not sure that the information you provide is specific enough to understand the whole picture. If you are home, most likely you do not have a bowel obstruction. Please see a doctor www.drlugo.com ...Read more

Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more