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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. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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My mom is going through menopause and has ibs how do you control both ?

My mom is going through menopause and has ibs how do you control both ?

Menopause IBS: menopause is a hormonal change women go through when their ovaries quit making hormones. The change in hormone levels can sometimes cause stress to aggravate IBS. Is she taking any hormone replacement? Has she had a colonoscopy? She will need to be seen in order to treat her correctly. ...Read more

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What can explain pain in the epigastrum that is worst after lying down for a while, e.g. after a sleep? Is it IBS?

What can explain pain in the epigastrum that is worst after lying down for a while, e.g. after a sleep? Is it IBS?

GERD: It sounds more like gastroesophageal reflux. Try taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) like nexium, (esomeprazole) zantac or prevacid. Take it once a day at night and also see your doctor for more information and an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is IBS chronic?

Is IBS chronic?

It can be: chronic ?kr?n?k (of an illness) "persisting for a long time or constantly recurring" In people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) the tendency to abdominal pain / bloating with bouts of diarrheoa or constipation can persist for some time, and indeed recur. The severity of symptoms however varies from person to person. Many people do achieve a degree of control over symptoms. See patient.info IBS ...Read more

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How is IBS suspected?

How is IBS suspected?

R/O IBS: IBS SX BLOATING/PAIN/GAS/DIARRHEA/CONSTIPATION is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. MEDS: BENTYL / LEVSIN (hyoscyamine) ...Read more

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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

IBS is nebulous. : In working up IBS, blood testing, EGD, colonoscopy, abdominal CT and ultrasound scanning are important steps to rule out other causes of the symptoms. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so other identifiable conditions must be ruled out before we consider settling upon an IBS diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have ibs any advice ?

IBS: See book called "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall. Consider getting a food sensitivity lab test. Great Plains lab in KS USA has a good one. Consider behavioral interventions like meditation. See www.relaxationresponse.com for self-help and stick w/your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is IBS pain felt daily ?

Is IBS pain felt daily ?

R/O IBS: IBS iCAN BE FELT DAILY . IBS IS DX OF EXCLUSION . IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD STICK TO A gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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Types of IBS medications?

Types of IBS medications?

Depends on symptoms: After a positive diagnosis of IBS made in conjunction with your Dr, the condition is best managed with reflection and change to diet, lifestyle. Medication options include; antispasmodics (Buscopan, Mebeverine) for pain, Loperamide for diarrhoea, Laxative for constipation and antidepressants (SSRI or TCA) which probably modifying the body/mind pain processing and promoting a feeling of wellbeing. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ibs?

What are symptoms of ibs?

Diarheea: Diarheea, constipation, abdominal cramps are the main symptoms of ibs. It s a exlusion diagnosys, meaning if you can't find any other causes for these symptoms you are probably dealing with ibs. ...Read more

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How will in ow I have ibs?

How will in ow I have ibs?

Bowel habits: Ibs is characterized by chronic constipation with intermittent bouts of cramping and diarrhea - sometimes severe. Flare-ups are routinely brought on by stress and certain foods that you specifically do not tolerate. There no specific tests for ibs - the diagnosis is made by your symptoms. However, other possibly serious bowel disorders could instead be the culprit - see your doctor. ...Read more

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How IBS can be diagonised?

How IBS can be diagonised?

R/O IBS: IBS IS A DIAGNOSIS OF EXCLUSION. You need and exam and labs Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Peppermint oil and capsules are helpful for bloating and spasms Also 64-80oz water Bloating of colon can irritate bladder. MEDS: BENTYL/LEVSIN/DONATOL ...Read more

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How to tell if I have ibs?

Only : If a complete and thorough GI workup has been done to explain your symptoms and no other cause was found! ...Read more

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I have ibs,what should i do.

I have ibs,what should i do.

Non-specific: IBS is a non disease, describing a complex of vague & undefined problems, such as gas, bloating, irregularity, cramps, etc. Your best bet is a good balanced diet, with fiber, excellent hydration, especially water, and yogurt. If you don't like yogurt , take a probiotic 3-4 times a week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im have IBS i have lot pain?

IBS: are you mostly constipated. I will suggest you follow up with a primary care physician or gastroenterology for your IBS. If you are having a lot of abdominal pain I will suggest you seek help to a local urgent care. I addition to IBS a lot of other things can cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ibs?

What are the symptoms of ibs?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) include diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea and constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, flatus (gas), and abdominal cramping. See your doctor if you have persistent ibs symptoms as there are some good treatments available. Additionally, see your doctor if you notice any fever, severe pain, blood or black, tar-like stool. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ibs?

Can be either: the runs or constipation or both. Please see a gastroenterologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of ibs?

Spastic Bowel (SB): The acual incidence of symptoms that we relate to ibs is extremely high with either constipation of diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bloating, etc. The actual diagnosis of ibs whether costipation-predominate or diarrhea-predominate, is now very tightly regulated by international criteria that limits the numbers of those that carry the diagnosis. It doesn't, however, change how we work up and treat sb. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more