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Is it possible to get irregular periods caused by irritable bowel syndrome?

Is it possible to get irregular periods caused by irritable bowel syndrome?

Indirectly yes: Mental or physical stress, including medical stressors like ibs, can easily cause disruptions inthe menstrual cycle. If this is a frequent problem it can be overcome by regulating the cycle with birth control pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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Is it true that Sjogren's Syndrome can cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome or other bowel disorder? My rheumy hv told me & I get Braxidin for this reason..

Is it true that Sjogren's Syndrome can cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome or other bowel disorder? My rheumy hv told me & I get Braxidin for this reason..

Not exactly...: Irritable bowel syndrome is persistent bowel distress in the ABSENCE of a known physiologic cause. If your Sjogren's is the cause of your GI symptoms then by definition it is NOT IBS. It is bowel symptoms due to Sjogren's. Certainly Sjogren's can make existing IBS worse. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get irritable bowel syndrome at any age in life?

Is it possible to get irritable bowel syndrome at any age in life?

Yes: But in the United States, it tends to be a disease of young females. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is irritable bowel syndrome caused by poor genes?

Can you tell me is irritable bowel syndrome caused by poor genes?

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. Not genetic probably. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause me to have use the restroom numerous times a day a long with stomach cramps?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause me to have use the restroom numerous times a day a long with stomach cramps?

Yes it can.: These symptoms are usually due to excessive spasm of the intestines. In the long run, increasing fiber in the diet can decrease the symptoms significantly. Sometimes fiber supplements help as well. if you do take fiber supplements, be sure to increase your fluid intake as well. Good luck. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more