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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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Can i take librax a week before sibo testing? Prescribed for IBS because i get cramps but I am also chronically constipated can I take amitiza (lubiprostone) too?

Can i take librax a week before sibo testing?  Prescribed for IBS because i get cramps but I am also chronically constipated can I take amitiza (lubiprostone) too?

Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) ok: Taking Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) (chlordiazepoxide) should not cause problems with tests of your small bowel function. ...Read more

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I have alternating episodes of diarrhea and constipation and stomach cramps almost daily. Could this be IBS?

I have alternating episodes of diarrhea and constipation and stomach cramps almost daily. Could this be IBS?

IBS: The possibilities include IBS, but inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease should also be ruled out. Food allergies can be another factor. If these are recent symptoms and you did traveling or camping, then a parasitic infection should be ruled out. Generally IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion and a Gastrienterologist will need to perform an endoscopy and colonoscopy ...Read more

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Does IBS worsen in pregnancy? Or is it just luck? I am 11weeks and really suffering with both diarrhoea them severe constipation and stomach cramps

Does IBS worsen in pregnancy?  Or is it just luck? I am 11weeks and really suffering with both diarrhoea them severe constipation and stomach cramps

IBS and pregnancy: IBS is actually poorly studied in pregnancy. About 1/3 of pregnant women report constipation, usually late in the pregnancy, and another 1/3 report increased stool frequency. In addition, increased stress during pregnancy can make IBS symptoms worse. Increasing fiber intake often helps. You should increase fluid intake also. If these simple measures don't help, see your Obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have constipation & diarrhea Cramping & burning in my stomach. Eating less and never hungry. Doctor said it was IBS is that what it sounds like?

I have constipation & diarrhea Cramping & burning in my stomach. Eating less and never hungry. Doctor said it was IBS is that what it sounds like?

Abdominal pain: The cramping and burning pain with decrease hunger sounds like gastritis but the constipation and diarrhea sounds like IBS. You may have 2 processes going on. IBS is usually associated with stress. You can try an over the counter antacid to see if that relieves your burning if it does tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Constipation, rectal pain when sitting, spots of bright red blood on tissue, diarrhea, stomach cramps on right side. Ibs? Hemorrhoid?

Constipation, rectal pain when sitting, spots of bright red blood on tissue, diarrhea, stomach cramps on right side.  Ibs?  Hemorrhoid?

Both or neither...: Need diagnosis first. "cure" depends on if simply just hemorrhoids/fissure or something serious. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? History of colitis, infection, rectal/anal trauma or high risk? Best to get checked--don't delay please. ...Read more

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I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

Gluten sensitivity: is a third possibility. I suggest you see your doctor and ask about all of these. You need a good exam to start with. You may need to have some blood tests done if this is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, constipation/soft stool, cramps, indigestion like acid reflux, hemroids?

Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, constipation/soft stool, cramps, indigestion like acid reflux, hemroids?

IBS: If this is not a constant chronic problem, sometimes drinking water, taking enteric coated peppermint oil, probiotics and increasing fiber can help. If this is a chronic problem then more investigation needs to be made because there are many underlying causes of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, such as food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, metabolic issues, or even stress can be causes. ...Read more

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Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, cramps, constipation/softer stools, bloating with gas and also indigestion?

IBS: Is best treated by hi fiber and fluids, consistent meal times and quantities of food. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercis. Eating hi fiber with inadequate fluids will give all of your symptoms. It will take 2-4 weeks to see improvement. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more