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Ibs Flare Up
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?
Whenever I have an IBS flare up i get symptoms like extreme dizziness and fatigue. Is this normal and can it be helped?
Many IBS: Symptoms are related to poor fluid intake or excesive caffeine leading to dehydration which can also cause dizziness, fainting spells and generalized weakness and fatigue. Try drinking 80-100 0unces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and a consistent high fiber diet eating at the same time and same number of meals each day. You are retraining your bowel and will see improvement in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Sharp pain on lower right quadrant of abdomen, worsened by sickness &i after urination. Painful pressure w intercourse. Not appendix or IBS flare up.?
Hydrocortisone suppositories helped my rectum more than Metamucil with my latest IBS flare up, is this an indication of anything?
How can you stop a IBS abdominal pain flare up most likely caused by stress (the good kind- getting 1st house)? Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)? 4x day???
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more