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Ibs Patients 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible for eggplant parmesan and salad to cause black- green stool? Is it more common in patients with ibs?
Can I request a fecal transplant from my doctor for non-C. difficile intestinal issues? Recent studies showing great success in IBS/ulcerative colitis patients. Wouldn't hurt to try it?
Careful...: This is a great treatment option for some, but is not a cure all.There is much we do not yet understand about the bacterial gardens contained within each of us.We do know that changing the makeup of our intestinal micro biome can have consequences both good and bad.For instance, there is some data that fecal transplants from obese patients increases your chance of becoming obese. Food for thought. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking one 250 mg softgel of magnesium daily? I heard is good for patient with IBS like me. Is this is good or healthy?
Probably good: Magnesium deficiency is very common; it is most likely the most underdiagnosed electrolyte deficiency in medical practice. That said, taking too much magnesium can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. I recommend magnesium glycinate because it caused less intestinal upset than magnesium citrate or oxalate. Start with a low dose and gradually work your way up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IBS and Milk: Your question is a bit confusing. Lactose intolerance patients can resemble irritable bowel patients. They get better when you follow dr. Shulan advice. Furthermore oral food challange tests from england have shown that sometimes ibs patients are worsened by numerous foods and not necessarily due to enzyme deficiencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has anyone studied the use of cymbalta to treat IBS symptoms? Have heard it has helped some patients even though it's not marketed for that use.
As above : I am not aware of any studies regarding that , however, patient with ibs can have pain and depressive symptoms and therefore , it may be helpful. ...Read more
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