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Irratible Bowel Syndrome
Very different.: C difficile is an infection that produces pain and diarrhea most often in the setting of hospitalization and antibiotic use. Ibs is a functional disorder - no infection - which may produce constipation, diarrhea or alernating stool pattern. In ibs symptoms often get better with eating or defecating. Not so with c diff. ...Read more
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
Diet and IBS: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, & it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) & dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer of gut. Low FOD-MAP diet may help. Reduce stressors. ...Read more
Pain below left ribs on off.pain in mid abdomin on off.hard abdomin.bloating , gases,irritable bowel syndrom?spleen?liver?
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The defintition: Ibs is a funtional gastrointestinal disorder chracterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific/unique organic pathology/disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times.. If u r concerned, consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A syndrome complex: Stress, emotions, conditioning, psychologic traits, bacteria contribute to development of ibs. Brainstem reflexes induced by eating are sometimes exaggerated in ibs. Gut tone & sensation, as well as GI transit, are influenced by hormones & neurotransmitters. In ibs patients alteration in brain-gut pathways can affect perception of bowel distension, cause painful spasm, & modify transit of food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal Discomfort: Ibs is a functional disorder affecting how food moves through your GI tract. Lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating with diarrhea, constipation or both are common signs. It can be triggered by stress/anxiety or different foods. The diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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