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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Doc told me I have ibs. Mine is more constipation. Everything i eat upsets my stomach. What foods should I avoid?

Doc told me I have ibs. Mine is more constipation. Everything i eat upsets my stomach. What foods should I avoid?

IBS: Try a rotation or elimination diet. Start with no foods, just clear liquids and eat one food at a time to see what you tolerate avoid all foods that aggravate. ...Read more

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IBS, stomach pain eases when eat, pain like trapped wind,some constipation.maybe not drink enough.now undigested food in stool days after eaten.It ok?

IBS, stomach pain eases when eat, pain like trapped wind,some constipation.maybe not drink enough.now undigested food in stool days after eaten.It ok?

Ok but: It is Ok IBS act differently in different people. Try to keep your bowel regular eat more fiber and more fruits and drink plenty of water, eat multiple small meal and avoid heavy or fry food or greasy food and large meals cut down on red meat and raw vegetables ...Read more

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I have been constipated for a couple of days, and tonight i had unbearable cramps and then diarrhea with undigested food in it?? Is this possibly IBS?

I have been constipated for a couple of days, and tonight i had unbearable cramps and then diarrhea with undigested food in it?? Is this possibly IBS?

Constipated: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility where they will look after you. They may take good control of your problem or discuss this with your Primary doctor. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??

Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??

Maybe not IBS: Enteritis (viral, bacterial), inflammation, gut dysmotility, malabsorption/maldigestion, etc. may results in all the symptoms you described without evoking IBS. Time for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis & IBS-c. If I forget my meds, constipation seems to trigger my period, despite no periods BC of nexplanon implant. Why?

I have endometriosis & IBS-c. If I forget my meds, constipation seems to trigger my period, despite no periods BC of nexplanon implant. Why?

Periods & IBS: Periods often can exacerbate IBS, and we're not entirely sure why, but the general thinking is the effect of hormones on bowel motility, similar to what occurs in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ibs constipation, what to do?

Ibs constipation, what to do?

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 ...Read more

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What can I do about IBS with constipation?

Diet: Ibs is caused by messages from the brain to the bowel. So the opposite of that is constipation and it means that your autonomic (automatic) nervous system is unstable. The major cause in the U.S. Is diet, especially sugar in all its forms, including sweeteners. Look up my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. You don't put the wrong fuel into your car so the body has the same needs. ...Read more

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What are the tests for IBS if you have constipation?

What are the tests for IBS if you have constipation?

Negative colonoscopy: Irritable bowel syndrome is caused by alternating unbalanced signals from the brain. One overstimulates peristalsis (bowel contractions)leading to diarrhea. The other one stops it, leading to constipation. My view is that this can be a forerunner of ulcerative colitis. It is the autonomic nervous system that is at fault and the commonest cause is poor diet. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain IN My bellybutton right in the middle I've been having IBS symptoms for 4 months now & I've gotten this pain once in while?

Can constipation cause pain IN My bellybutton right in the middle I've been having IBS symptoms for 4 months now & I've gotten this pain once in while?

Yes, possibly: Yes it can. However in young females there could be many other reasons for pain in the abdomen. You can try some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) OTC 1-2 scoops daily as needed for constipation and if pain keeps recurring, you will need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Is it normal for IBS to go from diaherra to constipation? Why does it happen

Is it normal for IBS to go from diaherra to constipation? Why does it happen

Unknown etiology: It is unclear why in ibs people get diarrhea and constipation, but it is thought that there is some stress and psychological component associated with it. ...Read more

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I have had IBS for years and now have severe constipation. Nothing works! what do you suggest?

I have had IBS for years and now have severe constipation. Nothing works! what do you suggest?

Get appropriate Rx!: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? Do we know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for. Don't get frustrated, but see a GI specialist for the correct treatment. ...Read more

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I'm bloating with constipation ibs, any advice?

I'm bloating with constipation ibs, any advice?

You can't rule ibs: Before we diagnose ibs we have to rule out other problems, like gall bladder disease, chronic constipation, poor diet habits. ...Read more

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Why does overeating create constipation in IBS??

Why does overeating create constipation in IBS??

Constipation: IBS-C will worsen with high fiber intake in excess.Suggest a trial of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 10 days and evaluate response after 10 days. If still symptomatic, I would suggest a consult to evaluate for changes in medicines and diet evaluation ...Read more

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Is there any meds to help bloating from ibs/constipation?

Is there any meds to help bloating from ibs/constipation?

Abdominal bloating: There are a few medications like Amitiza (lubiprostone) and linzess.You need see a doctor to get these medication as these are prescription medication. ...Read more

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Is peanut butter good or bad for constipation? What about IBS?

Is peanut butter good or bad for constipation? What about IBS?

No problem: Peanut butter will not cause constipation as long as you drink a lot of water. IBS is also not a problem unless you have a peanut allergy. In moderation peanut butter is a good food. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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