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What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

Wide variety: Ibs symptoms: abd pain, often diarrhea , alternating with constipation. Some are sensitive to carbohydrates in milk (lactose), fruit (fructose), other carbs in veggies like onions, artichokes, broccoli, grains, beans. Some are sensitive to alcohol, temp of foods, i.e. Cold, chocolate, fat content, carbonated beverages. Some are affected by menstrual cycle, stress, emotional triggers. ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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Can pmdd cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

Can pmdd cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

YES!: Pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) is a depressive-like illness commonly brought on by the hormonal changes from the ovaries just before a period. These same hormone changes alter gut movement, and can cause bloating, belching, heartburn, and fullness. These can also be the signs of gallbladder disease, ulcers, or other GI problems. See your doctor if they persist beyond premenstual time. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are symptoms and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS is generally a: diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that other causes of the symptoms have been ruled out. The symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation,mucous in the stool; one can have all or some of the symptoms.The symptoms are often worse at times of increased stress. The treatment varies from person to person, but includes: reduction of stress, dietary changes and sometimes medications. ...Read more

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Types of diseases that can cause chest and stomach pain?any ideas? Besides Crohn's and IBS and ulcerative colitis

Types of diseases that can cause chest and stomach pain?any ideas? Besides Crohn's and IBS and ulcerative colitis

Chest/stomach pain: There are several conditions from reflux to ulcer disease to heart attack can all cause these types of symptoms. Lung conditions can also cause this. You should see your primary care physician. General if you are feeling well then it is most likely a stomach vs esophagus issue. If you are feeling bad you should be seen by a doctor immediately to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis?

What are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis?

Different: These are different conditions. Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause belching, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and symptoms worsen sitting up?

What can cause belching, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and symptoms worsen sitting up?

Malabsorbtion: Person who has malabsorbtion will have the above symptoms but other conditions also need to be considered . In medicine like any another issues anything is possible ...Read more

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What's the difference between IBS symptoms and gallstone symptoms?

What's the difference between IBS symptoms and gallstone symptoms?

Type of Pain: Both gallbladder(gb) attacks and ibs can cause right-upper abdominal pain, esp after eating. Gb pain is typically steady/noncramping whereas ibs is typically cramping. Gb pain is like an on/off switch--it's there and then gone; ibs tends to wax and wane. Both may be associated w/diarrhea, although more typical w/ibs. Of course, stones seen on an ultrasound would tip the scale. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue and indigestion?

What causes fatigue and indigestion?

Lots of things, C MD: Indigestion and fatigue are both nonspecific symptoms. Could be lots of things, e.g. Ulcers with bleeding which cause iron deficiency which leads to fatigue; could be hepatitis which leads to above; could be gyn issues; could be depression . Can't tell here. See your doc. ...Read more

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Can all symptoms of colon cancer mimic ibs? What would be some differentiating symptoms?

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Can all symptoms of colon cancer mimic ibs? What would be some differentiating symptoms?

Yes: Early colon cancer symptoms can mimici ibs. However unlike ibs, colon cancer can progress to more bleeding, and more localized pain, and can obstruction if continue unchecked. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause persistent nausea and stomach dumping?

Can lupus cause persistent nausea and stomach dumping?

Unlikely: Lupus is basically a form of "vasculitis" which affects small blood vessels such as those in the kidneys, joints (arthritis) and skin! The GI tract is generally unaffected! The MEDICATIONS used to TREAT Lupus are another story! Most of them have mild-moderate GI effects! Speak with your Rheumatologist! (If you have not seen one you should!!!0 Hope this helps Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Please describethe stomach cancer causes and symptoms?

Please describethe stomach cancer causes and symptoms?

Unknown & few: Causes of stomach cancer is unknown, can be related to h. Pylori infection, history of eating lot of smoked & processed meats, etc. It is a rate condition in the us. Symptoms are few; anemia from stomach bleeding, stomach ulcers, lack of appetite, weight loss, etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms include: abdominal/pelvic pain, diarrhea, and nausea. What is the diagnosis?

GI cause: Sounds most like gastroenteritis. Rec lots of fluids, bland diet, watch for temp >101. And rest. ...Read more

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Do IBS symptoms include constant hunger?

Do IBS symptoms include constant hunger?

Not generally: It could be a symptom but more likely it will be bloating and pain. ...Read more

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Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of abdominal pain are cause for concern? Cramps?

Which symptoms of abdominal pain are cause for concern? Cramps?

Ignore no symptoms: Abdominal discomfort of any kind 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 abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. ...Read more

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What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

GI Symptoms with UTI: Any antibiotics taken for infections, does disturb/ alter gastro intestinal flora. Strong antibiotics does cause gastric upset. By their action on intestinal flora, they cause diarrhea, as well. Diarrhea, if associated with fever & nausea/ vomittings, that is a sign of claustridium defficile infection. A very serious situation, needs attention immediately. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and diverticulitis?

How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and diverticulitis?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. Diverticulitis is inflammation /infection accompanied by fever & tx with Abs. 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. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more