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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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Is Ibs common in young adults?

Is Ibs common in young adults?

Oh my, yes!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more

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Is IBS more common in younger people?

Generally, yes.: at least 50% of patients with IBS reported having had their first symptoms prior to age 35. The prevalence is 25% lower in patients who were 50 years age or older. This suggests that symptoms in some patients may improve over time. It is also about twice is common in women as in men. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it common for IBS sufferers to have lowered productivity?

Yes: Likely multifactorial and not from GI symptoms alone. That being said all ibs patients should expect to live a normal productive live. ...Read more

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Wat are some common triggers of ibs? Wat are good foods to eat

Wat are some common triggers of ibs? Wat are good foods to eat

Home IBS remedies: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of IBS? Can it come out of no where and will it eventually disappear?

What are the most common symptoms of IBS? Can it come out of no where and will it eventually disappear?

Symptoms: Vary for each person. Can include bloating , gas, constipation , diarrhea mucous in stool. The symptoms can just appear. And can also can improve and sometimes go away completely. Usually triggers stress certain foods can make things worse. See your doctor if significant bowel changes occur. Blood in stool etc ...Read more

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Is IBS common in teens?

Is IBS common in teens?

Yes: But so are other GI diseases (ie ibd) so best to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are common treatments for ibs?

Simply put: The simplest treatments are avoidance of any exacerbating factors. These are commonly caffeine (coffee, tea, soda), chocolate, spicy foods, and emotional stress. There are several forms of ibs (diarrhea and constipation predominant). Increasing or decreasing fiber may also help symptoms. Regular exercise helps as well. ...Read more

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What are common IBS stool colours?

Yellow, tan, green : Stool color is highly variable but light tan to dark brown with shades of yellow to green common. ...Read more

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My daughter who is in her teens has been diagnosed with OAB and IBS how common are these two in teens?

Common: no, Rare: no: The complex physiology of urologic and gastrointestinal function is interrelated as is the interrelationship of the neural networks responsible for their (ab)normal functioning. Constipation and IBS, OAB and interstitial cystitis (IC), are separate yet common interrelated conditions affecting the GI and GU tracts that illustrate the relationship between the bowel and bladder. Age of onset: 20-30. ...Read more