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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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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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Been diagnosed with IBS is discomfort below both sides of rib cage a symptom of ibs. Not painful just uncomfortable at times?

Been diagnosed with IBS is discomfort below both sides of rib cage a symptom of ibs.  Not painful  just uncomfortable at times?

Perhaps: Ibs can cause bloating or uncomfortable distension, which can be felt beneath the rib cage, but most often the pain or cramps are in the lower left abdomen. Please see your physician to exclude other causes (conditions of the liver, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, etc). Most ibs discomfort is strongly related to passing a bowel movement (gets better afterwards). ...Read more

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Lots of acid reflux all day, indigestion and IBS-like discomfort but w/o diarrhea. Is this gastritis? H. Pylori? Should I go on a diet or meds? thx

Lots of acid reflux all day, indigestion and IBS-like discomfort but w/o diarrhea. Is this gastritis? H. Pylori? Should I go on a diet or meds? thx

GERD, ? H. Pylori: Reflux is often associated with H. Pylori but not always. You might have gastritis. You probably have at least some dysbiosis and possibly SIBO. You might have a deficiency of hydrochloric acid. Ideally see an integrative/functional medicine doc to evaluate. For some approaches that may help see http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm and http://tinyurl.com/hskctuj and https://draxe.com/sibo-symptoms/ ...Read more

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I don't know what's going on. Having symptoms of IBS, bloating, discomfort, gas, nausea, constipated, diarrhea sometimes, and now my tail bone hurts?

I don't know what's going on. Having symptoms of IBS, bloating, discomfort, gas, nausea, constipated, diarrhea sometimes, and now my tail bone hurts?

IBS: 20's female w. migraines & dyspepsia suffers abdominal discomfort, "nauseousness" & alternating diarrhea & constipation. These symptoms are often seen in women w. Hypermobility Syndrome. Gastroenterologist consult is needed for confirmation. If there is widespread myalgias, depression, sleeplessness, daytime fatigue & clouded mental process, a Rheumatologist might be consult re Fibromyalg ...Read more

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I'm never comfortable, have IBS and bowel discomfort?

I'm never comfortable, have IBS and bowel discomfort?

IBSEN: Irritable bowel syndrome causes belly pain and bowel movement problems. Could be constipation or diarrhea . Your doctor could diagnose it through getting history and by running tests to make sure nothing else . Lots of medical conditions can have same symptoms as ibs. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My IBS? Small stomach discomfort and soft loose stools, NOT diarreah no blood, burns a little like diarreah would is it my ibs

My IBS? Small stomach discomfort and soft loose stools, NOT diarreah no blood, burns a little like diarreah would is it my ibs

"IB Syndrome": Rapid movement of food through the digestive system can burn when expelled. This can be caused by many things, IBS at the age of 16 can be labeled as such, but ay be sue to intolerance to lactose (milk and milk products) , or be a result of mild intestinal virus. See your healthcare provider for testing if this continues. These symptoms can be caused by endometriosis just prior to your periods: ...Read more

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My bowel movements have been coming out looking like rocks. I've been constipated lately, bloated & mild abdominal discomfort. Ibs or Endometriosis?

My bowel movements have been coming out looking like rocks. I've been constipated lately, bloated & mild abdominal discomfort. Ibs or Endometriosis?

Deer pellets: That type of stool is called scybala. it is from lack of dietary fiber and can cause lots of constipation, bloating and abdominal pain as well as prolonged difficult elimination. Take a bulk agent daily ( Konsyl-right before eating your evening meal) and try to get more grains and fiber in your diet and the problem will resolve. ...Read more