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Ibs Pain Relief
I am having constipation, and abdominnal pain for the last 3 days. I am on duspatalin retard for IBS already. Is there any immediate relief possible?
Medication can exist: First, being a 38 year old makes the chances of having an undiagnosed complicating condition less likely---but this medication can certainly make constipation worse. Your should call your prescribing physician to apprise him/her. Depending on other c0nditions, prior surgery, type of pain - different exams, xrays, interventions may be required-unless this a typical pain pattern for your condition. ...Read more
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
Have IBS-C. Always gassy.Haven't taken gas relief in months. Occasional pain when defecating.Doc checked-no anal fissure or hemm.No blood. Ideas why?
IBS-C/gas: May be food intolerances, celiac disease or gluten sensitivity,lactose intolerance, soy intolerances, H pylori ?Have you been evaluated for those?For diet should have fiber like oats,barley, lentils,brown rice once a day, kale, avocados. Dring 2.5-3.5 liters/day water /gatorade ( not to dilute sodium) Please follow up with allergist for food intolerances, at some point may consider colonoscopy. ...Read more
Constant abdominal pain relief when passing stool. Mucus in stool and loose stool. Physical exam, blood and stool test were negative. Is it IBS or IBD?
Either or other: Your symptoms are consistent with both irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease among others. I am not sure what physical exam means and it is very important HOW the stool blood test is done to be accurate. Start taking a daily fiber supplement and drink plenty of fluid. If symptoms persist you need to see a GI specialist and have at least a sigmoidoscopy or "short scope". ...Read more
Pain in lower abdomen for 6 day. No relief after bowel movement. Sore all day long! pain worsens before bowel movement. Not pregnant. Ibs. Causes?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition that affects the way your colon works, but doesn't damage it like diseases such as crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Common symptoms include abdominal pain/cramping; bloating; gas (flatulence); diarrhea and/or constipation; & mucus in stool. Can sometimes be confused with lactose intolerance. It's not clear what causes it. Work w/your doctor on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do these symptoms sound like IBS or ibd
- Going from constipation to loose stools
- abdominal pain reliefed by bowel movement
-bowel doesn't fe?
Probably not: your symptoms mostly fit irritable bowel syndrome that inflammatory bowel disease people with IBD do not have constipation on,y severe diarrhea that could be disabling but IBS they alternate between diarrhea and constipation IBS triggered by stress and food see your doctor might be able to help you more good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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I've been having IBS flare ups lately. Is there anything i can do to give me immediate relief? I can't sleep or anything right now. Thanks!
IBS: I need not tell you ibs can be real annoying. Stress and diet can play a major role in ibs exacerbations. If your dr. Prescribed anti-spasmodics for you or anxiety pills, they may provide your best chance of quick relief, but the cause of and treatment for ibs is often multi-factorial and no magic answers for an immediate fix may be found. Good luck. ...Read more
I have IBS with both diariaha and constipation . I have started dropping out of my favorite things because it is uncontrollable diariaha. What can I do to get relief? I've cut out a lot of foods.
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
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