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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

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 more

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Can IBS like symptoms be a sign of early ms?

Can IBS like symptoms be a sign of early ms?

No,: If these are your symptoms, you do NOT have MS. See gastroenterologist for the IBS. ...Read more

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Are digestive symptoms alone a sign of ibs?

Are digestive symptoms alone a sign of ibs?

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

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Mild neutropenia (1.2-1.4) for three years (annual test) no sign of autoimmunity. Should I worry, can IBS-C be a symptom.

Possibly benign: Sounds like an ethnic neutropenia, which is a benign condition of neutropenia, more commonly seen in African population. Does not relate to IBS-C. Seeing a hematologist to rule out other conditions is essential. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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 more

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What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

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 more

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What are symptoms of ibs?

What are symptoms of ibs?

Diarheea: Diarheea, constipation, abdominal cramps are the main symptoms of ibs. It s a exlusion diagnosys, meaning if you can't find any other causes for these symptoms you are probably dealing with ibs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ibs?

What are the symptoms of ibs?

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 more

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