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Ibs Like Symptoms
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
Been having painful gallbladder attacks monthly 4 over year also have IBS like symptoms & am worried surgery could make bowl issues worse?
Have the surgery : Would recommend having the gallbladder removed since it is needed and see if the other symptoms resolve but I don't believe it'll make it worse. Occasionally people have problems with diarrhea after gallbladder removal but it is rare and usually resolves over time and can be treated. ...Read more
Several tests prove i don't have acid reflux. Nexium, the acid reflux drug, is the only thing that can manage my ibs-like symptoms. Any idea why?
Nexium is for reflux: First of all Nexium is used for acid reflux and not for ibs. Secondly we do not know what tests you had and what your symptoms are but if you are symptom free with Nexium you probably are being treated for acid reflux and not for ibs symptoms i suggest you discuss with your treating physician or gastroenterologist about your condition and treatment. ...Read more
Infected for 2months with D.fragilis, ibs like symptoms and reflux, I haven't vomited from infection but I'm scared eventually I will? Ive Had nausea
Can quitting smoking cause IBS like symptoms (both diarrhea AND constipation few weeks after quitting)? And how long after should I see improvement?
Nicotine: Stopping chronic nicotine use can definitely change your pattern of bm's leading to more sluggish bm's, but in your case you alternate sluggish with looser patterns of intestinal activity. Unless you can pinpoint certain foods or emotional factors which trigger symptoms, your bowel pattern should eventually normalize. ...Read more
I think I may have hypermobility syndrome,pain in joints etc ,PT Suggested this.IBS like symptoms major, link to IBD possibly?
IBS and IBD are 2: different disorders . IBD is an inflammatory disease o intestine and can be serious and needs definitive treatment. IBS is functional disease of intestines. may be constipation prone or diarrhea prone but no joint problems. more common in women. not life threatining ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?
Absolutely, yet be: careful to not just to labels (diagnoses) which are not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more
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