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Is Ibs Serious
Took MOM 2 days ago. Explosive loose stools yesterday. Today urge to go but can't. Increased fiber and water. What can I do? Is this IBS or serious?
Too much MOM: You may have taken too much MOM which contains Magnesium. Too much Magnesium can cause diarrhea. Too much fiber without lots of water can slow down your stool transport. Try to take Magnesium citrate 500mg every night. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily with a fiber supplement. Aloe vera juice also helps. ...Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more
Every morning when I wake up I feel a crampish thing in the entire lower abd & some of back.Its not a cramp frm inside but something which is pulling the lower abdomen muscle.When I pass my bowel the discomfort goes away.Is it spasm? IBS? Or Serious?
I get this feeling like a strong bubble pops around my intestine area is this gas was told i have acid reflux can this be IBS or something serious?
Gas: It sounds like gas and is probably not IBS and does not sound serious. I would try some Gasex. ...Read more
Rome 3 ; testing: Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. Rome 3 criteria helps. For example, mucus (a colon lubricant) when present in large volume may signal not only problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), but also partial obstruction, infection, ; even sloughed colon lining. Testing distinguishes ibs from inflammatory bowel diseases (crohn's, ulcerative colitis), infection, ischemic gut. See doctor. ...Read more
I had diarrhea yesterday. Now today I have experienced passing very thin stool. Could it be my IBS or something more serious?
Yellow liquid stools after eating.
Happening for a month on and off. Mucus present if stool is formed. R/T IBS or something more serious???
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more
Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimick many conditions, & vice versa. At 69 years old your risk factors are significant for systemic disease--particularly ischemia. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with your doctor please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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