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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


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Mild gastritis diagnosed via endoscopy. Could gas, belching bloating, heartburn, & dyspepsia be related to IBS. Is a colonoscopy required? 48 y/o fem.

Mild gastritis diagnosed via endoscopy. Could gas, belching bloating, heartburn, & dyspepsia be related to IBS. Is a colonoscopy required? 48 y/o fem.

S.C.D.: Discuss with your gastroenterologist. Try dairy free x1 month,if no relief follow Specific carbohydrate diet.Google for Elaine Gotschall's book or recommendations. ...Read more

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Have chronic constipation, bloated, thin stools and severe gut pain...ER found no evidence of gallstones. Crohns? Bowel obstruction?

Have chronic constipation, bloated, thin stools and severe gut pain...ER found no evidence of gallstones. Crohns? Bowel obstruction?

See gastroenterologi: You will need a colonoscopy to make sure you are not obstructed and rule out colitis. Possibilities include spastic colon, obstructive process or inflammatory process. Later usually causes diarrhea. Try increasing fiber and fluid plus osmotic agent like polyethyline glycol (Miralax). If those do not work, try Amitiza (lubiprostone) or Linzess ...Read more

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How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Depends: It depends on whether or not you have constipation predominant or diarrhea predominant IBS. Most Gi doctors I see treat it with miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a good diet high in fiber. ...Read more

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Do mebeverine medicine for ibs cause indigestion? And does ibs cause nausea and vomiting??? Help

Do mebeverine medicine for ibs cause indigestion? And does ibs cause nausea and vomiting??? Help

Mebeverine can: ..cause indigestion, more so the tablets that use sucrose (table sugar) or lactose (milk sugar) as a filler AND you're lactose or sucrose intolerant. IBS does NOT typically nausea, vomiting, weight loss, blood in the stool or change in the COLOR of the stool. Symptoms like these suggest something else is wrong. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic diahrea,mucus in stool, urgent and frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain. Colonoscopy normal and healthy. IBS ?

Chronic diahrea,mucus in stool, urgent and frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain. Colonoscopy normal and healthy. IBS ?

This may be IBD: mucus and diarrhea is usually a phenomenon of inflammation of bowel. The colonoscope is designed to examine the colon for tumor and can reach terminal ileum but can visualize above it. A camera pellet swallowed can visualizse the entire small bowel to determine if there is inflammation of SB. If symptoms persist the GI physician should evaluate small bowel. ...Read more

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Can I drink yogurt if having gastritist, plus IBS irritable bowel syndrome?

Can I drink yogurt if having gastritist, plus IBS irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Yes you can unless you are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk proteins. Start slowly and see how you feel. ...Read more

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What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

SIJ Subluxation: ? About intestinal spasm causing inflammation, bleeding, & bloating. These are symptoms along a spectrum from mild (IBS) to severe diarrhea (Crohn's) to bleeding (Ulcerative Colitis). The likely etiology of these disorders are varying degrees of autonomic dysfunctions. IBS-D reflects parasympathetic overdrive & IBS-C reflects sympathetic overdrive. ...Read more

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Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause belching, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and symptoms worsen sitting up?

What can cause belching, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and symptoms worsen sitting up?

Malabsorbtion: Person who has malabsorbtion will have the above symptoms but other conditions also need to be considered . In medicine like any another issues anything is possible ...Read more

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Breath test positive for SIBO. Have tried Xifaxan, (rifaximin) doxycycline and metronidazole. Symptoms (stomach pain and bloating) continue. Suggestions?

Gi consult: Would recommend Gi consult. There may be more than 1 reason for your symptoms. Bacterial overgrowth seems to have been addressed. Upper endoscopy with biopsies should be in place. ...Read more

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Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating,  diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Could be.: Could be. Get with your gastroenterologist and have him do colonoscopy, ilescopy , pill cam and enteroscopy if needed along with biopsies to make definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do UTI symptoms include gas bloating?

No: That's the wrong tract: GI (gastrointestinal) as opposed to gu (genitourinary). ...Read more

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53 with constipation bloating and gas. Os this colon cancer.

53 with constipation bloating and gas. Os this colon cancer.

Maybe: A physician office visit and appropriate studies will settle this. Hopefully and most likely it's something simpler (has your thyroid been checked?) but you'll need to do this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is this colorectal cancer/ tumors? Symptoms: annorexia, depression, bloody stools, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue over 4 mos.

Is this colorectal cancer/ tumors?
Symptoms: annorexia, depression, bloody stools, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue over 4 mos.

Could be anything: Need urgent investigation , examination by your physician to find the cause of symptoms from colitis to cancer. Please see your physician for tests including endoscopy of colon. ...Read more

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How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Mostly history: Inflammatory bowel disease is just that - inflammation of the intestine that is visible at endoscopy (upper endoscopy or colonoscopy) or imaging. The inflammation often leads to poor function. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional problem. There is no sign of infection, inflammation, tumor, etc but it does not work properly. Things like caner, ulcers, need to be excluded. ...Read more

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Which IBS medication for cramps and bloatingis considered the best?

Which IBS medication for cramps and bloatingis considered the best?

Depends...: It depends what variant of ibs you have. If due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) then antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. If you're female with severe diarrhea-associated ibs, consider Lotronex under the prescriber's program. For constipation-variant disease, Amitiza & Linzess are effective & well-tolerated. Frequency, timing, & duration of symptoms? Bleeding? Sure you have ibs? ...Read more

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Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome?

Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome?

Proper diet and flui: Eat consistently every day both in time and types/quantity of foods, modest amount of fiber in diet, and drinking 80-100 ounces non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily. ...Read more