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Ibs Signs And Symptoms
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is an illness where the gut does not communicate with itself and the rest of the body properly. As a result, bloating and constipation usually alternate with cramping and diarrhea. Many other illnesses can cause similar problems, and a trip to your doctor is essential in figuring things out. Good luck! ...Read more
Mild neutropenia (1.2-1.4) for three years (annual test) no sign of autoimmunity. Should I worry, can IBS-C be a symptom.
Skipped period? I've been under tremendous stress. So much that I got IBS (irritable bowel). Had pms symptoms but now they are gone, no sign of period
Consider exam/test: Especially if you've not had stress impact your cycle before, it may be good to have an exam. It may help get Tx for the IBS too. If you did not have unprotetced sex near ovulation, that's less likely, but good to know. Consider CBT to learn ways to deal w/ stress, etc. Best! ...Read more
Can IBS change to something else? Years ago had the classic symptoms but they changed as i got older. From my 30`s to 40`s.
Maybe: I have many patients with ibs. They try to manage it with how and what they eat and medication. It is nerve wracking to have cramps and always need to know where the nearest restroom is. I have sent some patients to a psychologist to help them deal with this problem. Anxiety aggravates ibs. As we age many problems seem to multiple adding fuel to the fire. Get a colonoscopy now to ease your mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often also is associated with sharp crampy pain and may be in the upper abdomen. That said, I have operated on many patients with the label of "IBS" and in reality they had intestinal endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many symptoms: Symptoms of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) include diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea and constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, flatus (gas), and abdominal cramping. See your doctor if you have persistent ibs symptoms as there are some good treatments available. Additionally, see your doctor if you notice any fever, severe pain, blood or black, tar-like stool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer