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How Do I Know If I Have Ibs And What Meds Would One Take After See Doctor
IBS is common: Lots of americans have ibs--which can manifest with abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and/or alternating stools. Unfortunately, the symptoms are non-specific and can instead indicate a number of inflammatory or infectious processes. The rome 3 criteria are a constellation of tests that give your doctor considerable accuracy in distinguishing ibs & treating symptoms with diet +/- medicines. ...Read more
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
I'm taking librax for IBS but my doctor thinks they are going to take it off the market? No new insurance plans will cover this med, wondered why?
Doc said to take omeprazole & bentyl. Said would help if have ibs. What are these meds for. Wat do they do.
Omeprazole/Bentyl.: Omeprazole is used to suppress acid production in your stomach. Normally prescribed for patients with acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, or h. Pylori infection. Bentyl is a smooth muscle relaxant. It is used for patients with ibs to relieve pain. Normally, it should be given maybe 1/2 to an hour before meals. You should discuss with your doctors if you had questions. ...Read more
Should i go see my doctor I have IBS and it been fine for about for about 1 month all of a sudden i've been have a episode about each day or i wait?
I Have IBS-D/M.Sometimes when I go to the bathroom, it doesn't hurt, but have a gassy burning-type feel for a slight bit after.See Doc-no hemm. Help?
Anal burning: Avoid overexuberant wiping after the bowel movement as this abrasive action can irritate the anus. After a few wipes, cleanse further with patting or gentle wiping using a cloth with warm water. Pat dry and apply a soothing lotion like balneol cream or a lotion containing aloe. This helps to avoid anal irritation and fissures. ...Read more
Do I have IBS? I have all the symptoms. Should I see a doctor? Is it a possibility that I could have colen cancer as well? It runs in my family.
Yes: More importantly is to find out why you have symptoms of ibs to begin with. A good history, exam, lab tests , teaming up with a gastroenterologist and working closely with your primary care physician can often find the correct answer. You may also try elimination diet where you record food that seems to bother you more than others. Best wishes! ...Read more
Why don't they check for SIBO with every patient who has IBS? The symptoms are similar. I had to find about it myself and see an outside doctor.
SIBO: Small bowel bacterial overgrowth is not a common condition and not everyone with IBS has SIBO and the same goes not everyone with SIBO has IBS. The symptoms of both conditions are pretty much the same but like I said not everyone with SIBO has IBS in the era of cost containment in medicine because health insurance do NOT want to pay for tests very unlikely you will be send for a test on an uncommo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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