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Ibs Cramping Constipation Prescribed Relief
Diagnosed with IBS - cramping and constipation. Was prescribed nortrypline-no relief. Alternatives?
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
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 too?
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
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?
Any illnesses besides IBS that cause diarrhea, loose stool, cramping, upset stomach, and occasional constipation? No vomiting or blood in stool.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation on and off with cramps forf two months. Had colonoscopy endoscopy barium swallow CT scan blood test all normal. I'm 26 is this ibs?
Seek cause: This isn't the last word, but be sure somebody checks your thyroid function. ...Read more
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
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