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Prune Belly Syndrome
Constipation, vomiting, yellow mucus bowel movement, weight loss, poping joint, low iron, abdominal pain, intestines jumping or kickin? Poss chrons?
IBS: IBS generally does not cause weight loss and this is one of the clues we use to distinguish it from inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, malignancy, other diarrhea casesetc. Obviously if a patient with IBS purposely withholds calories in an effort to control symptoms, weight loss will occur. If you have otherwise unintended weight loss you should be evaluated by your physician for diagnosis ...Read more
Not Severe: Irritable bowel syndrome often causes cramps and diarrhea alternating with constipation. The cramps can be painful but they are usually not really really painful and they are usually relieved by a bowel movement. If the pain is really severe or does not go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Anybody: Anybody. Ibs causes sudden onset diarrhea associated to stress, or to particular foods or beverages. Pts. With IBS may alternate episodes of constipation with episodes of diarrhea. It is very common to have flatulence, crampy abdominal pain. Spastic colon, irritable bowel, nervous stomach are the same. It is associated to anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two different things: Irritable bowel is abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) without any distinct medical pathology. It can be treated with fiber supplements, peppermint oil, and other treatments. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach specifically, and the specific treatment is determined by the specific cause. What they have in common is that they are both a belly ache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?
Can hook shape Celiac artery w/stenosis cause chronic constipation, abd pain,nausea after eating. I eat high fiber, water, Miralax, exercise daily.
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more