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If I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome Can I Take Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates
IBS: In most instances, IBS is a clinical diagnosis and can be diagnosed without a large number of tests. A complete medical history and physical exam is the basis of the diagnosis. That exam will rule out any red flag symptoms which would warrant further testing. In that case, blood tests, stool tests, endoscopy, or x-ray tests of the digestive tract could be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
IBS can be either : Constipation dependent or diarrhea dependent. The choice of meds will depend on your symptomology. You can take over the counter meds depending on which symptoms are more prevalent in your case. Keep in mind its a diagnosis of exclusion. Dont diagnose yourself and see a physician to rule out any other causes. ...Read more
I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.Whenever Ive to take train early morning,I GT intestinal contractions with strong urgnt need for a bowel movmt.
Sounds situational: If due to IBS, there is medicine you can take before facing the situation in which you expect to have symptoms. ...Read more
Does Dicyclomine 10 mg., one time daily, work same day for irritable bowel syndrome or may it take 2 weeks to work? What dosages does it come in?
Works fast: it works fast ,actually the dose is 10-20 mg before each meal, I will definitely start with 10 mg if this the first time user, to make sure there is no side effect. work much better with IBS associated with loose BM. adjusting diet, eat multiple small meals, avoid food that usually caused problems, and that based on each individual separately, exercise, and meditation, and stress management. ...Read more
Are there any medications/ herbs/ supplements one can take to repair gut lining in cases with irritable bowel syndrome?
Many: You are correct that many with ibs have an inflamed gut lining (leaky gut syndrome). Try to find the cause- it could be due to medications, alcohol, yeast, unfriendly bacteria, parasites, food allergies etc. Once these are addressed, there are many supps that can help the gut to heal like glutamine, dgl, marshmallow root & slippery elm. See http://www.Stopleakygut.Com/healing & my comment for more. ...Read more
Would irritable bowel syndrome affect the results of an eia hiv negative test result or the colestid i take for it affect the test result.
Hello!!i'm suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and my bowel hurts when i drink beer or i eat some food like chips .should i take a painkiller when i feel this
insufferable pain or should i take
antispasmodic like buscopan?also when i'm out every n
Avoid the foods: I think the best answer would be to avoid the beer and chips and opt for choices that don't cause insufferable pain. If you get the pain then either medication can help. Pain meds can cause constipation so if you have IBS that is predominantly constipation I would avoid opioid pain medications. ...Read more
Hello. I have frequent loose bowel movements almost daily. I have mentioned it to my doctor and we agreed that I would take two Imodium tablets daily and experiment with Metamucil. He suggested it might be irritable bowel syndrome but since we were workin
Diarrhea: Diarrhea has multiple possibilities. Firs explore your diet. You may be lactose intolerant, have a gluten allergy, or possibly an inflammatory process. Irritable bowel is the LAST diagnosis you want to get to. See your doctor as you are doing, have your stool checked for infectious agents, such as parasites, viruses, bacteria. You may need to have a colonoscopy to look at the lining. ...Read more
Yes.: Many find that to be an effective treatment. ...Read more
Probably not: Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days. If you happened to get rotavirus, you will experience the same symptoms but it should not cause any long term complications. Your immune system will fight the virus. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if it needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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