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Excessive mucus in stool. Constipation for around 6 months- doc says it's ibs. On and off abdominal cramps. Normal appetite. Bloods all fine. Thougts?

Excessive mucus in stool. Constipation for around 6 months- doc says it's ibs. On and off abdominal cramps. Normal appetite. Bloods all fine. Thougts?

Not sure its IBS...: Hard pellet-like (scybalous) stool, associated with passage of mucus, suggests several possibilities: constipation-variant irritable bowel syndrome (c-ibs), rectal dyssynergia due to altered rectal tone/sensation, partial obstruction likely due to adhesions. Work-up may include: colonoscopy to evaluate the bowel, sitz marker testing to distinguish normal- versus slow-transit constipation, ct scan. ...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


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Severe abdominal cramps, diorreah and feeling very sick. Then back to normal. Can this just be ibs?

Severe abdominal cramps, diorreah and feeling very sick. Then back to normal. 
Can this just be ibs?

Abd pain diarrhea: Could also occur from a gastroenteritis. To be IBS would need to see an episode wihtin last 3 months lasting about 3 days with no other etiology possible i.e. no gallbladder ieae H pylori, crohns , pancreatitis , alcohol use,carcinoid, food intolerances, or infectious agent. f/u/ w/ doc http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/180389-overview ...Read more

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Hello doctor I am 29m with ibs symptoms gets worse after i masturbate , i feel cramp in abdomen, i avoid masturbation but how can i control sex urge.

Hello doctor I am 29m with ibs  symptoms gets worse after i masturbate , i feel cramp in abdomen, i avoid masturbation but how can i control sex urge.

Normal: The sex urge is as normal as hunger and isn't something you control. It sounds like what you need to control is your IBS. Talk to your doctor about the IBS and continue to enjoy your sexuality. ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps when I eat and when i do when do my boobs hurts why I have IBS and excessive stomach acid Abdominal tenderness, epigastric ?

Why do I get cramps when I eat and when i do when do my boobs hurts why I have IBS and excessive stomach acid Abdominal tenderness, epigastric ?

See gastroenterologi: If you get these symptoms regardless of the type of food you eat, you should consult a gastroenterologist who may consider doing an upper endoscopy and/or pH monitor on you. ...Read more

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Male, 25. Symptoms(from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension,gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Male, 25. Symptoms(from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension,gas, burping,  incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Unfortunately: The constellation of symptoms you describe can be accounted for by many different things from malabsorption of certain macronutrients to some intestinal infections to irritable bowel syndrome. It's easy to guide you in these 400 character or less responses. Your best bet is to consider a formal consultation through HealthTap Prime or just review this with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps when I eat? and when i do my boobs hurt? I have IBS with excessive stomach acid, Abdominal tenderness, epigastric and gut issues

Why do I get cramps when I eat? and when i do my boobs hurt?  I have IBS with  excessive stomach acid, Abdominal tenderness, epigastric and gut issues

Bowel stimulation: When you eat, the food in your stomach triggers a set of digestive enzymes and bile to be release that stimulates bowel function, which can cause cramping, especially if you have irritable bowel syndrome. If you are having steady or aching pain each time you eat, talk with your doctor - sometimes this can be caused by a narrowing of your mesenteric artery. (Intestinal angina). ...Read more

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When i eat my stomach would rumble and would have a lot of wind. Sometimes stomach cramps but only the odd time. Could this be ibs?

When i eat my stomach would rumble and would have a lot of wind. Sometimes stomach cramps but only the odd time. Could this be ibs?

Could be but...: You need to get a full work up before your doctor can diagnose you with IBS. It is usually a diagnosis of exclusion when no biological cause can be found for your symptoms. Indigestion and occasional change in bowel habits are common and doesn’t mean you have IBS. You can also keep a food journal and see if certain foods tend to produce these symptoms more than others. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more