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Under a lot of stress ibs runs in fam. Upper abd/back and lower abd pain. Gassy after meals. Can ibs cause floating oily stool or something else? I

Under a lot of stress ibs runs in fam. Upper abd/back and lower abd pain. Gassy after meals. Can ibs cause floating oily stool or something else? I

Not usually: Floating oily or greasy stools usually signify malabsorption, especially if persistent. There are many causes for the malabsorption syndrome. The following link will describe the different causes for malabsorption: http://bit. Ly/2bKXxoh ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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I have poor digestion all the time, pale stools but not oily, bloating, full after eating had ct, mri, eus, us - all normal, no celiac. Ibs? Sibo?

I have poor digestion all the time, pale stools but not oily, bloating, full after eating had ct, mri, eus, us - all normal, no celiac. Ibs? Sibo?

See GI: You need to have a GI evaluation. Yes, it can be from SIBO but this requires a hydrogen breath test or empiric treatment with a special kind of antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the color of stool in ibs?

What is the color of stool in ibs?

R/O IBS: STOOL COLOR VARIES WITH DIET: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked go GF Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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IBS can cause dark stool everyday?

IBS can cause dark stool everyday?

Dark stools: May result from color of your diet or iron pills or do to Gastrointestinal bleeding. IBS usually does not cause GI bleeding ...Read more

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What are common IBS stool colours?

Yellow, tan, green: Stool color is highly variable but light tan to dark brown with shades of yellow to green common. ...Read more

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Why does IBS cause thin, flat stools?

IBS And Stool: It very well may be how inflamed the intestines are at the time the food is ingested and how long it takes to circumnavigate the GI system. Swollen intestines are probably not absorbing the calories as well, fluids may not be absorbed fully and the texture of the stool then appears different than other's formed stool can be. ...Read more

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Ibs. Wat does stool usally looks like. Color. Form.

Ibs. Wat does stool usally looks like. Color. Form.

Ibs: Ibs does not usually change the color of stool however some people get very constipated and others get diarrhea and that will dictate how the stool character is. ...Read more

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54 f change my diet drastically and started working out lost 23 lbs since 5/15 have ibs The last 2 weeks I'venoticed my stools softer and a bit flat?

54 f change my diet drastically and started working out lost 23 lbs since 5/15 have ibs The last 2 weeks I'venoticed my stools softer and a bit flat?

IBS: This is not unusual for IBS. You're at the age where a screening colonoscopy is recommended. This would reassure you that you have no colon pathology. If your stools are too soft, avoid harsh roughage in your diet. ...Read more

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I was Dx w/IBS younger. I'm 28. What causes varying stool thickness? I can have BM looks thick & go have a second BM same day & it be much thinner. Why

I was Dx w/IBS younger. I'm 28. What causes varying stool thickness? I can have BM looks thick & go have a second BM same day & it be much thinner. Why

Stool bulk: Stool bulk varies with intestinal contents (solid vs liquids) and transit time through the intestinal tract. It is not unusual for a large stool to be followed by a thinner stool or, in the case of irritable bowel syndrome, by progressively looser stools as the morning goes on. Patients with ibs often alternate with constipation and diarrhea depending on intestinal motility on a given day. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause mucus? I farted & a little bit of stool came out but with mucus!

Can IBS cause mucus? I farted & a little bit of stool came out but with mucus!

Yes indeed. .: It turns out that the passage of mucus while stooling is a common feature often seen with irritable bowel syndrome. Even with healthy bowel movements we pass small amounts of mucus, but it's so small that it's not readily visible with the naked eye. You should make sure that something more isn't going on, as visible mucus passage can be a feature seen in more concerning processes like IBD. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ibs, is it normal to have some mucus in your stool? This isn't anything new I've always had it and its not every time.

I was diagnosed with ibs, is it normal to have some mucus in your stool? This isn't anything new I've always had it and its not every time.

IBS: If there is mucous or blood in the stool I would not diagnose ibs unless you have had a colonoscopy to rule out inflammatory bowel disease. If the colonoscopy is normal then ibs is fairly common in young adults. ...Read more

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Coloniscopy 5 years ago. Ibs. Stools constantly changing and pain on lower left side is consistent. Recent 2nd eval-same. Supple not working. Help?!?

Low-FODMAPs: Dietary change is often helpful in regulating ibs symptoms associated with pain and alternating between constipation and diarrhea. Los-fodmaps diet eliminates fermentable foods leading to less gas and bloating which play a role in triggering the stretch pain receptors of the intestine. In addition its highly suggested you eliminate caffeine and fried foods. See your GI doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my stools look like hamburger bun stools? (They literally look like pieces of a bun- seeds and all).I have IBS but this is odd

Should I be worried that my stools look like hamburger bun stools? (They literally look like pieces of a bun- seeds and all).I have IBS but this is odd

Stool Color: Stool color is not important unless there is no color at all or it is bloody. Melena which is black sticky foul smelly stool signifies blood as well and is important. Otherwise green, brown, orange or shades thereof don't mean anything. ...Read more

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Twinges in my bowells left middle and right side 2 years ago all perfect colonoscopy eating ok stools ok just starts when I get up in morning ibs pos?

Twinges in my bowells left middle and right side 2 years ago all perfect colonoscopy eating ok stools ok just starts when I get up in morning ibs pos?

Possible, but at 65: ...recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize organ involved: in female vaginal discharge/bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also what testing have you had? ...Read more

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Dx w IBS younger. Occas. Anxiety. Was having normal thick stool, but for past few wks I do have daily BM but its small shape & size varies. IBS again?

Dx w IBS younger. Occas. Anxiety. Was having normal thick stool, but for past few wks I do have daily BM but its small shape & size varies. IBS again?

Possibly: IBS is considered when there is (usually crampy) abdominal pain, change in bowel habits (such as either constipation, diarrhea, or going back and forth), and usually bloating with no alarm symptoms (blood in stool, unexplained weight loss, nausea/vomiting, etc). If having a bowel movement makes pain and bloating better, this increases likelihood it is IBS. See your doctor to get evaluatedGood luck ...Read more

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May IBS cause bloody stools?

No: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is actually a functional state of the bowel. It should not cause bleeding. Are you thinking about inflammatory bowel conditions? ...Read more

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Do IBS patients have bloody stools?

Yes, not from IBS: Ibs does not cause bloody stools. Bloody stools can be seen with other conditions. Hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood on toilet paper, or in bowl, but so can rectal cancers. Blood coated on stool different from blood mixed in stool. Bloody stools can be seen with infection, inflammation, fragile blood vessels, diverticula (pockets), poor blood flow to bowel, polyps, cancers, etc. C ur doc. ...Read more

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Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Sometimes is blood: Black spotting may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked pls. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy 4 yrs ago but now in seeing mucus in my stools I do have IBS could it be that?

Proctits suggested: First of all, colonoscopy does have a miss rate for polyps particularly in the setting of a poor prep. Having said this, mucus is not an isolated symptom of polyps. Mucus suggests inflammation and can come from something as simple as hemorrhoids but can come from other states as proctitis (ibd) or prolapse. ...Read more

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Green stool for 4days now no diet no medication I do have IBS for years no pain or anything I don't feel sick?

Green stool for 4days now no diet no medication I do have IBS for years no pain or anything I don't feel sick?

Bile!: Green in stool tends to be bile, the product of the gallbladder. It's secreted all the time but mostly reabsorbed in the colon. You're not reabsorbing right now. Unclear why, but I would not be surprised if your IBS is playing a role. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS?

Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS?

High fiber diet: Eating large amounts of fiber will typically make your stool softer, bulkier and easier to pass. IBS can present as constipation alternating with diarrhea or just one of those symptoms with bowel movements having different appearances at different times. Most people with IBS will experience bloating with excess gas production. IBS is probably the most common disorder seen by gastroenterologists! ...Read more

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I was told by my obgyn that I may have ibs. I just passed a stool and there was a white tissue like material present, what could this be?

I was told by my obgyn that I may have ibs. I just passed a stool and there was a white tissue like material present, what could this be?

Mucus: It was likely to be mucus.
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Is it normal to have light brown/whitish/dark green stools that are brown in the middle with IBS-C? The stools seem to be normal in shape

Likely Normal: The color of one's stools vary with the length of time it takes for the waste matter to pass through your intestines; the longer it takes, the more time intestinal bacteria have to metabolize the pigments in the stools; so the progressions would be from green, to brown, to dark brown; the whitish color may be just some mucus; ...Read more

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Constipation with large stools made up of pellets, very oddly shaped or lacking a definite form (sometimes cone shaped). Is this normal for ibs?

Could be: Ibs and other bowel conditions can cause all different sizes and shapes of your stool. Best to see a GI dr for evaluations, as they can determine alot from your history, the exam, and the description of your stools. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have had IBS since last june. Lately I have had very messy stools which seem to burn quite a lot and take a while to clean up. Why is this?

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

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Everytime I eat any meat I get ill and get lose stools like water, I have IBS so I can't eat dairy n spicy things but y am I ill when I have meats?

Meat: Well, it may be that you cannot meats either. Perhaps, there are certain kinds of meat you cannot digest well like red meat, but you may do better with chicken, say. Also, you may choose to avoid fried meat but go with baked, say. Also, grinding meat may digest better than meat pieces. ...Read more

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I got my stool tested amd cysts of eh were seen. Please suggest what should I do. I took this test because I have IBS so please suggest a diet plan too?

I got my stool tested amd cysts of eh were seen. Please suggest what should I do. I took this test because I have IBS so please suggest a diet plan too?

First get treated...: Treatment for entamoeba histolytica is your first step, ; depends on the degree of infection (e.g. Liver involvement, extraintestinal manifestations) as well as the efficacy of clearing intestinal cysts. If symptomatic, much of your distress may resolve with eradication of eh. Persistent diarrhea or ibs-like problems can then next be dealt with. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from ibs from an year now. My smi solid stools haven't been proved at what is the best way to overcome this problem. I'm 18. Tnx?

I have been suffering from ibs from an year now. My smi solid stools haven't been proved at what is the best way to overcome this problem. I'm 18. Tnx?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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