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Dr. James Chapman
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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I often get sick to my stomach along with cramps, gas, aches and pains. Is it ibs? I get frequent stomach pains and am often very sick to my stomach. I had my appendix removed about ten years ago and I have always felt that the stomach aches started after

I often get sick to my stomach along with cramps, gas, aches and pains. Is it ibs? I get frequent stomach pains and am often very sick to my stomach. I had my appendix removed about ten years ago and I have always felt that the stomach aches started after

Hello. : Hello. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can include: abdominal pain, fullness, passing gas, constipation alternating with diarrhea (or one or the other may predominate), and bloating. There can be marked urgency when there is diarrhea; sometimes making it hard to get to the bathroom on time. It can be hard to pass feces when constipated. To make the diagnosis there should be symptoms at least 3 days a month for 3 consequtive months. You should be evaluated by a doctor to have your symptoms assessed. ...Read more

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I have IBS & I been having stomach pains & diarrhea since this morning How do I stop it?

I have IBS & I been having stomach pains & diarrhea since this morning
How do I stop it?

May or not B related: Don't assume all your symptoms are IBS-related please. If any doubt, or recent exposures to ill individuals, please seek medical evaluation so a serious infection or inflammatory process is not missed. ...Read more

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After 2 months of stomach pains and extensive tests i was diagnosed with ibs. Can I do something about it ?

After 2 months of stomach pains and extensive tests i was diagnosed with ibs. Can I do something about it ?

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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Anywhere from about 3-10 times a month, my stomach feels so bloated and I have stomach pains that make it hard to even walk. Could this be IBS?

Anywhere from about 3-10 times a month, my stomach feels so bloated and I have stomach pains that make it hard to even walk. Could this be IBS?

IBS?: Your symptoms could certainly fit those of someone with IBS. But people with IBS also have a change in bowel habits. Bloating is not an infrequent problem, and one of the most difficult to treat. You might try to eat fewer foods likely to be fermented, along the lines of the FODMAP diet. The other possibility is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a condition that can be treated. ...Read more

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On and off bloating, gas, constipation, diarreha, sharp but not painful stomach pains for about a month. Comes and goes within weeks. Ibs?

On and off bloating, gas, constipation, diarreha, sharp but not painful stomach pains for about a month. Comes and goes within weeks. Ibs?

IBS or more ?: Abdominal distress as described, particularly if recurrent or persistent, is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes ibs-like symptoms. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss a problem that is. Tell your doctor location, intensity, duration, timing, triggers... ...Read more

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Diag. W/ibs w/constipation, unable to bm w/out bisacodyl/miralax for yrs. Now 2mos ago started bm 2+\day, bad stomach pains & sore bum. Concern?

Diag. W/ibs w/constipation, unable to bm w/out bisacodyl/miralax for yrs. Now 2mos ago started bm 2+\day, bad stomach pains & sore bum. Concern?

Diarrhea : There is a lot that can be going on here. Your new ongoing diarrhea for 2 mo can be from laxative-induced effect. But if off laxatives, the diarrhea can be from overflow incontinence, or infection (eg, c diff infection), or ibs-diarrhea type. Other not-mentioned processes could be going on, so i recommend seeing a GI md and getting a good physical exam as well (including a digital rectal exam). ...Read more

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When i get bad news or stress i shiver rly bad, sweat and stomach pains doc thougth ibs, ibd, hernia or ulcer why do I shiver so bad from stress?

When i get bad news or stress i shiver rly bad, sweat and stomach pains doc thougth ibs, ibd, hernia or ulcer why do I shiver so bad from stress?

Common physical : Symptom of anxiety. This can include total body trembling, shaking, shivering, and it can occur in any muscle group. Please see an excellent overview of a plethora of physical symptoms of anxiety at the following website. www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-symptoms/trembling.shtml anxiety symptoms - trembling, shaking, tremors trembling. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for IBS stomach pain?

Hopefully these: Links would help u. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/finding-right-diet-ibs. http://ibs.about.com/od/ibsfood/a/herbsforibs.htm. ...Read more

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I am edgy and have stomach pain, what am I -- IBS victim?

Maybe not: This can be sorted out by you and your dr.Without significant bowel changes i doubt ibs. ...Read more

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Can milkshakes cause stomach pain if you have IBS?

Can milkshakes cause stomach pain if you have IBS?

IBS/GUTBLISS.COM: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/Hpylori/CELIAC PANEL . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/Dy . Also limit lactose if it flares symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best thing for IBS stomach pain?

Check out the cause: At 33 years, there are still several important things to understand and treat. Be sure that it is ibs and not gallbladder or ulcer disease that can sound like "ibs stomach pain". There fore the best thing for ibs stomach pain is the thing that treats the cause. Please check with your provider that these studies have been done. ...Read more

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I just back from a short trip to st croix. I got stomach pain and IBS the first night there and still have it 6 days later. What should I do?

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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Constantly constipated with stomach pain ..best OTC pills or solution I can use...I think I might have IBS?

Constantly constipated with stomach pain ..best OTC pills or solution I can use...I think I might have IBS?

Constipation.: If this has been a long term problem, you should consider increasing the amount of fiber in your diet. You may even consider a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil. If you do, you should increase your fluid intake in addition. If this has been a change in your bowel habits, and particularly if you have seen any bleeding or change in the caliber of your stool, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can not drinking enough (only drink 3 drink a day)cause stomach pain that eases when eat/drink plus food not being digested properly? Or it be my ibs?

Can not drinking enough (only drink 3 drink a day)cause stomach pain that eases when eat/drink plus food not being digested properly? Or it be my ibs?

Stomach pain v ibs: IBS(irritable bowel syndrome) is related to your intestines NOT your stomach! If your pain is eased by food it is not coming from your intestines. If from your stomach then think ulcer (easily treated by a few wk course of and and antacid) or much less likely stomach cancer or pancreatic issues. See a live doc to work it out and treat it right! Good look! ...Read more

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Not diary intolerant BUT have IBS. Gave up milk for FODMAP diet in Jan. I am re-introducing milk and have stomach pain. Should I continue, will it go?

Not diary intolerant BUT have IBS. Gave up milk for FODMAP diet in Jan. I am re-introducing milk and have stomach pain. Should I continue, will it go?

No: no do not continue milk. it could be milk allergy. if you continue with milk the pain may go away but that is from masking phenomenon. later it may show up in the form of headaches or some other symptoms. hard to explain masking phenomenon in a few allowed words ...Read more

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I have had flat stool for a year now lower left stomach pain could this b possible IBS 32 yrs old ?

I have had flat stool for a year now lower left stomach pain could this b possible IBS 32 yrs old
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Not my first concern: IBS is a non specific category of GI complaints, not immediately attributable to a particular disease or organ. I think you need to be seen by a medical doctor, so make a call and get an appointment. I'm concerned you may have something more definitive than IBS. Please, get a consultation with your doctor. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more