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Dr. Tri Huynh Dr. Huynh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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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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Dr. John Feola Dr. Feola
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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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

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What type of diet is recommended for someone with IBS with constipation?

What type of diet is recommended for someone with IBS with constipation?

Diet, activity: Try a high fiber diet, lots of fluids and regular exercise. This is the most natural way to fight constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Rayapudi Dr. Rayapudi
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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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

Dr. Erik Suh Dr. Suh
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine
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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

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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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Dr. Haider Goussous Dr. Goussous
Surgery
59 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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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. Howard Brown Dr. Brown
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
22 years in practice
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Why does overeating create constipation in IBS??

Why does overeating create constipation in IBS??

Constipation: IBS-C will worsen with high fiber intake in excess.Suggest a trial of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 10 days and evaluate response after 10 days. If still symptomatic, I would suggest a consult to evaluate for changes in medicines and diet evaluation ...Read more

Dr. Haider Goussous Dr. Goussous
Surgery
59 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Mohammed Shafi Dr. Shafi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
32 years in practice
Bhopal University, Gandhi Medical College
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Is there any meds to help bloating from ibs/constipation?

Is there any meds to help bloating from ibs/constipation?

Abdominal bloating: There are a few medications like Amitiza (lubiprostone) and linzess.You need see a doctor to get these medication as these are prescription medication. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
Family Medicine
54 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is peanut butter good or bad for constipation? What about IBS?

Is peanut butter good or bad for constipation? What about IBS?

No problem: Peanut butter will not cause constipation as long as you drink a lot of water. IBS is also not a problem unless you have a peanut allergy. In moderation peanut butter is a good food. ...Read more

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Dr. You Sung Sang Dr. Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
27 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Can laxatives gradually make ibs-constipation worse or more painful?

Can laxatives gradually make ibs-constipation worse or more painful?

No: ... But those otc drugs are not so good long term. There are a variety of new c-ibs drugs out that can help with your symptoms even long term. Ask your doctor about them. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Is their any effective drugs to relieve IBS that causes diarrhea and constipation?

Is their any effective drugs to relieve IBS that causes diarrhea and constipation?

No, but a few ?Help: None of our muscle cells contract (heart muscle only exception) without a nerve impulse telling them to contract. Thus intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus biggest driver intestinal upset: emotional upset expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant; some meds; trial & error, may ? symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Ew Christensen Dr. Christensen
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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I have ibs-c and increased rectal pressure what can I do to lower the rectal pressure and maybe help the constipation?

I have ibs-c and increased rectal pressure what can I do to lower the rectal pressure and maybe help the constipation?

Take care.: You will relieve the pressure when you start having regular bowel movements. The most important thing to do is to watch your lifestyle. Eat healthy whole high fiber foods. Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Get good bacteria into your system by eating fermented foods or by taking a good quality probiotic. You can also take vitamin C and magnesium citrate to help alleviate the constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Moffa Dr. Moffa
Surgery - Colorectal
24 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Can drinking heavily, cause diahrrea 2 days later in a person with IBS (constipation dominant)? Or is something else more likely?

Probably not: It does depend WHAT you are drinking. some components of alcoholic beverages like beer can contain carbohydrates that some people don't tolerate. It s unlikely to be the alcohol itself. Especially if its two days later. Do you tend to eat differently when driniking? That may also contribute ...Read more

Dr. Eddie Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Dr. Mark Gromisch Dr. Gromisch
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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I have IBS & constipation, i've one known pile that bleeds but am now experiencing severe pain & bleeding on every bm. Am taking fibr what can help?

External hemorrhoids: Add a stool softener 3x daily, use sitz baths 2x/day with 3 cups epsom salts added to the water, anusol cream/suppositories will also be beneficial. There are drugs on the market such as Linzess that are obtainable from a physician that may be of bebefit. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Troy Reyna
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