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I have cronic constipation and diagnosed w ibs. I take amitiza (lubiprostone) but would prefer a treatment that provided a more normal stool and is less "urgent".

I have cronic constipation and diagnosed w ibs. I take amitiza (lubiprostone) but would prefer a treatment that provided a more normal stool and is less "urgent".

Ibs: If you have ibs and not happy with amitiza, (lubiprostone) you can try Linzess this is relatively new medication and many of my patients have good results. I would still take fiber supplement and increase exercise and hydration. Need to work closely with your GI if having other symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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Ibs constipation, what to do?

Ibs constipation, what to do?

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 ...Read more

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What can I do about IBS with constipation?

What can I do about IBS with constipation?

Diet: Ibs is caused by messages from the brain to the bowel. So the opposite of that is constipation and it means that your autonomic (automatic) nervous system is unstable. The major cause in the U.S. Is diet, especially sugar in all its forms, including sweeteners. Look up my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. You don't put the wrong fuel into your car so the body has the same needs. ...Read more

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What are the tests for IBS if you have constipation?

What are the tests for IBS if you have constipation?

Negative colonoscopy: Irritable bowel syndrome is caused by alternating unbalanced signals from the brain. One overstimulates peristalsis (bowel contractions)leading to diarrhea. The other one stops it, leading to constipation. My view is that this can be a forerunner of ulcerative colitis. It is the autonomic nervous system that is at fault and the commonest cause is poor diet. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain IN My bellybutton right in the middle I've been having IBS symptoms for 4 months now & I've gotten this pain once in while?

Can constipation cause pain IN My bellybutton right in the middle I've been having IBS symptoms for 4 months now & I've gotten this pain once in while?

Yes, possibly: Yes it can. However in young females there could be many other reasons for pain in the abdomen. You can try some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) OTC 1-2 scoops daily as needed for constipation and if pain keeps recurring, you will need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Is it normal for IBS to go from diaherra to constipation? Why does it happen

Is it normal for IBS to go from diaherra to constipation? Why does it happen

Unknown etiology: It is unclear why in ibs people get diarrhea and constipation, but it is thought that there is some stress and psychological component associated with it. ...Read more

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I have had IBS for years and now have severe constipation. Nothing works! what do you suggest?

I have had IBS for years and now have severe constipation. Nothing works! what do you suggest?

Get appropriate Rx!: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? Do we know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for. Don't get frustrated, but see a GI specialist for the correct treatment. ...Read more

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I'm bloating with constipation ibs, any advice?

I'm bloating with constipation ibs, any advice?

You can't rule ibs: Before we diagnose ibs we have to rule out other problems, like gall bladder disease, chronic constipation, poor diet habits. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more