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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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Can you have IBS without stomach pain? Such as what would cause varying bms? What if stool is mainly soft and formless?

Can you have IBS without stomach pain?  Such as what would cause varying bms? What if stool is mainly soft and formless?

IBS: Ibs has many different symptoms, that may come in varying degrees. Not all ibs needs to have pain. Ibs is a DX of exclusion, so assure a GI dr. Has officially diagnosed you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best thing for IBS stomach pain?

Check out the cause: At 33 years, there are still several important things to understand and treat. Be sure that it is ibs and not gallbladder or ulcer disease that can sound like "ibs stomach pain". There fore the best thing for ibs stomach pain is the thing that treats the cause. Please check with your provider that these studies have been done. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for IBS stomach pain?

What is the best thing for IBS stomach pain?

Hopefully these: Links would help u. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/finding-right-diet-ibs. http://ibs.about.com/od/ibsfood/a/herbsforibs.htm. ...Read more

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What is gastroperalsis? Could I have this? Always throwing up and have GERD, lactose intolerance and IBS stomach pain and bloating.

What is gastroperalsis? Could I have this? Always throwing up and have GERD, lactose intolerance and IBS stomach pain and bloating.

Gastroparesis: basically means your bowels have trouble moving food through your gastrointestinal tract. Fortunately, there are many reversible and treatable causes of this problem. Certiainly, stomach pain and bloating can be the presenting symptoms of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Can IBS and stress cause knotted stomach pain about 1 inch above belly button. This pain seems to come on during high stress times and lasts for days.

That can happen.: I would encourage you to look into destressing techniques like deep breathing exercises & progressive muscle relaxation. Tai chi, acupuncture, meditation & yoga are also beneficial. If you efforts are not doing the trick, consider seeing a psychologist to work more on ways to handle stress. Take care. ...Read more

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My frequent constapation gets better and comes back could that be from IBS along with the mild stomach pain I have been taking probiotics and fiber?

My frequent constapation gets better and comes back  could that be from IBS along with the mild stomach pain  I have been taking probiotics and fiber?

Yes: For ibs with constipation predominance, Linzess is a great new drug...Like an anti-depressant for your bowels. Miralax is also nice and safe, just mix 1 capful into any non-carbonated liquids. It just draws water into the stool to actually "soften" things. Regular "softeners" don't help much. Always drink plenty of water and eat veggies with natural fiber. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can milkshakes cause stomach pain if you have IBS?

Can milkshakes cause stomach pain if you have IBS?

IBS/GUTBLISS.COM: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/Hpylori/CELIAC PANEL . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/Dy . Also limit lactose if it flares symptoms. ...Read more

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I just back from a short trip to st croix. I got stomach pain and IBS the first night there and still have it 6 days later. What should I do?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

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