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Bit embarassing, people constantly ask if i've farted. I'm always bloated but am 100% certain i haven't. I may have IBS & incur stomach cramps often?

Bit embarassing, people constantly ask if i've farted. I'm always bloated but am 100% certain i haven't. I may have IBS & incur stomach cramps often?

Maybe nothing but...: Being gassy may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--gut emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, ; pelvic pathology outside the gut. Pls get checked. ...Read more

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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How do i know i have food allergy i had no allergy in the past i have just ibs and stomach cramps its possible to devolpe allergy later in life?

How  do i know i have food allergy i had no allergy in the past i have just ibs and stomach cramps its possible to devolpe allergy later in life?

Yes: Most adult food allergies are to nuts and sea foods. In my experience running a panel for food allergy is misleading at best when it comes to IBS unless you have a specific food that reliably causes symptoms every time. It is possible to develop lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity. I have included info regarding these. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Gp prescribed buscopan for IBS and stomach cramps, but he knows I am trying to conceive. Is it safe to take?

Gp prescribed buscopan for IBS and stomach cramps,  but he knows I am trying to conceive.  Is it safe to take?

Http://en.m.wikipedi: Buscopan, an antispasmodic, is a category c drug meaning the potential benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh the risks to the fetus.These studies were done in animals and not in humans. I believe most antispasmodics belong to class c. Discuss again with your md or with a pharmacist for any concerns. God bless u! ...Read more

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When i eat my stomach would rumble and would have a lot of wind. Sometimes stomach cramps but only the odd time. Could this be ibs?

When i eat my stomach would rumble and would have a lot of wind. Sometimes stomach cramps but only the odd time. Could this be ibs?

Could be but...: You need to get a full work up before your doctor can diagnose you with IBS. It is usually a diagnosis of exclusion when no biological cause can be found for your symptoms. Indigestion and occasional change in bowel habits are common and doesn’t mean you have IBS. You can also keep a food journal and see if certain foods tend to produce these symptoms more than others. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with stomach cramps (left and right) alternate! My GP thinks it's IBS but I don't match any other symptoms. What do you think?

Likely IBS: I am assuming you have been tested for other causes and your workup has been negative. You may see a gastroenterologist if you want a second opinion. But IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), even without physical abnormalities, can cause very disabling symptoms for some people. But generally the symptoms can be managed with appropriate therapy. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I get stomach cramps, a feeling that I can't fully empty my bowels, frequent changes in stools, wind and I go to the toilet a lot. Could I have IBS?

I get stomach cramps, a feeling that I can't fully empty my bowels, frequent changes in stools, wind and I go to the toilet a lot. Could I have IBS?

Yes: Stomach cramps and other symptoms of intestinal dysfunction often reflect IBS, for which there is no known cause. IBS is highly associated with fibromyalgia, which is highly associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. In my opinion, IBS results from autonomic nervous system dysregulation due to mechanical impingement of this soft neural tissue. ...Read more

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I have been waking up to diharrah and stomach cramps for almost 2 years because of "IBS", They have had me on bentyl and xanax (alprazolam) and neither has helped?

I have been waking up to diharrah and stomach cramps for almost 2 years because of "IBS", They have had me on bentyl and xanax (alprazolam) and neither has helped?

More info needed: More information is needed to determine the cause of your symptoms. You do not mention if you have had any tests, such as colonoscopy. Suggest starting with your family physician, who can help direct your care and refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more