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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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How & what makes the determination that you have IBS? Constant constipation unless taking meds & Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Is this normal?

How & what makes the determination that you have IBS?  Constant constipation unless taking meds & Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Is this normal?

Normal for IBS: Usually IBS diagnosis is made after normal colonoscopy and no other cause for symptoms found. Here is a website that summarizes the diagnostic criteria for IBS: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20024578 ...Read more

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Neg colonoscopy endoscopy diagnosed with IBS c taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) spasm med feels like i need to go but it won't come out when does its so thin this common

Neg colonoscopy endoscopy diagnosed with IBS c taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) spasm med feels like i need to go but it won't come out when does its so thin this common

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Miralax (Definition)

Polyethylene glycol is a laxative which is a ...Read more