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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimick many conditions, & vice versa. At 69 years old your risk factors are significant for systemic disease--particularly ischemia. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with your doctor please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have IBS and it can mimic appendicitis symptoms well. How can I tell if it is appendicitis or just an IBS attack? Thank you.
IBS vs appy: Appendicitis is an infection which grows in size (and therefore pain) over the course of several hours and maybe even a day. Pain is usually epigastric then becomes more localized in the right lower quadrant. It is often associated with n/v and a fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low c3c and c4c dropped had severe IBS attack where I barely ate for awhile affected electrolytes could that affect c3c etc?
Which one is best if I have sudden IBS attack: to stay home for a long time or to keep me busy at working, walking outside ?
Rest: I would rest and do what is best to calm your nerves to get back to your baseline mentation. Wish you the best in your healing process. ...Read more
Find cause: Usually try to find out what caused the "attack" helps, such as life stressors, certain foods consumed and trying to avoid them. Also there are certain medications that can help which your medical provider can prescribe if appropriate ...Read more
I had what I thought was an IBS attack on Sunday, Tuesday midnight started again, going on 24 hours...diarrhea and pain. help?
These don't sound...: ...like typical IBS symptoms. People with IBS can have other gastrointestinal problems as well. On a personal note, I had IBS for years and, like you, had a particular severe and lengthy attack. It turned out it was a G.I. bleed & a partial small bowel blockage. I needed a blood transfusion and surgery. I wouldn't be alive today if I'd waited one more day. Please get care ASAP! ...Read more
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