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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
47 yr, anxiety, panic attacks, ibs, GERD belching, just started took braggs vinegar a few times and previcad for 13 days. Prevacid did not work. Why?
Stop the vinegar: Since vinegar is acidic, using it may not help you neutralize the stomach acid. In addition, Prevacid is degraded rapidly in an acidic environment. This is the reason the contents of a Prevacid capsule contains microbeeded technology to protect the active ingredient from stomach acid. Adding more acid, vinegar, may overwhelm this technology and render the prevaid less effective. ...Read more
Constant bloating, gas, belching, fatigue, and malaise. Comes on suddenly and lasts weeks on and off. IBS? SIBO? Or what?
Bad food habits: junk food,soda,boxed milk,caffeine,energy drinks are common causes.Start eating greek yogurt three times a day for a month.drink just water atleast 7 glasses a day.do a fruit or vegetable cleanse once.DO NOT BUY ANY BOXED,CANNED,PACKAGED OR FAST FOOD.If symptoms do not go away,then please see a doctor to rule out gluten allergy. ...Read more
Do I have IBS? I've had diarrhea for 2 wks interrupted 4 3 days by constipation. I have sharp pain in the lar. Int/stomach area + gassiness/belching.
Heaviness in chest after eating heavy meals and belching.From last 8 month i am dealing with constipation/ibs and gas problems, slow digestion.?
Mild gastritis diagnosed via endoscopy. Could gas, belching bloating, heartburn, & dyspepsia be related to IBS. Is a colonoscopy required? 48 y/o fem.
I have pain below breast bone along with nausea belching and gas after eating but not just greasy fatty foods.Doc says ibs..Thinking gallblader issues?
Why do i constantly have a feeling like i need to burp like my burp is stuck just below ribs.. I do have mild gastritis and ibs-c?
I have IBS and gastritis but now it hurts to eat, i burp a lot, i don't go to the bathroom, my body rejects food, and i get sick after eating. Help me?
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