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How do I know if I have IBS and what meds would one take after see doctor?

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

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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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Doc said to take omeprazole & bentyl (dicyclomine). Said would help if have ibs. What are these meds for. Wat do they do.

Doc said to take omeprazole & bentyl (dicyclomine). 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 (dicyclomine) 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

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If I have symptoms of IBS which type of doctor should I see?

If I have symptoms of IBS which type of doctor should I see?

Gastroenterologist: If you are having gastrointestinal symptoms, which is typical for IBS, then you should see the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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?

IBS: Is usually unpredictable and erratic. But diagnosis is one of exckusion where other comditions have been ruleot, likemlactose intolerance, celiac disease, etc. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Absolutely: Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease can include lasting pain, diarrhea, and/or bloody stools. All call for a physicain visit if they last more than two weeks. Don't self-diagnose. ...Read more

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If I have IBS should I see a gastroenterology doctor?

Yes: But try to find one that has had a lot of experience and good success with treqting patients with ibs. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for ibs? New to it. Had it for 10 months now. Life changing. Doc wants to see how I am in 6 months. But would like treatment.

Many: Irritable bowel syndrome has many treatments but can still be frustrating. First overall be sure to eat healthy foods and focus on high fiber foods, or take a fiber supplement. Stay hydrated. Exercise and watching stress can help. Over the counter enteric coated peppermint oil have good studies supporting its use for ibs. Lemon balm, an herbal can help. And several prescription drugs can help. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a doctor prescribe meds to help a 16 year old IBS sufferer?

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

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Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Yes: Another cause of similar symptoms to to irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis can be celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. The test is very accurate to rule gluten sensitivity in or out. It would be nice to know that since gluten intolerance is very treatable by dietary avoidance of gluten. ...Read more