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Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Not really: Ibd by definition is abd pain with altered bowel habits. That being said many patients with ibs have nausea and vomiting that can mimic gastroparesis. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Do IBS symptoms include constant hunger?

Do IBS symptoms include constant hunger?

Not generally: It could be a symptom but more likely it will be bloating and pain. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: To help with diarrhea, you can drink chamomile tea, which helps calm the intestines. I would also recommend a good probiotic supplement, such as culturelle. ...Read more

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Can Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) help relieve symptoms of IBS-C?

Can Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) help relieve symptoms of IBS-C?

It is often: used for that purpose. Frankly, I would first, try different diets/foods to see which are better / worse and also consider amitryptiline. ...Read more

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Does gluten free help ease ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Does gluten free help ease ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Not likely...: Unfortunately a gluten-free diet will not likely cure or alleviate ulcerative colitis symptoms. Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity is a separate condition and responds to a gluten-free diet. Gluten is by no means an essential part of your diet, so if you would like to try a few weeks of avoidance and see how you feel it couldn't hurt. ...Read more

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What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

Wide variety: Ibs symptoms: abd pain, often diarrhea , alternating with constipation. Some are sensitive to carbohydrates in milk (lactose), fruit (fructose), other carbs in veggies like onions, artichokes, broccoli, grains, beans. Some are sensitive to alcohol, temp of foods, i.e. Cold, chocolate, fat content, carbonated beverages. Some are affected by menstrual cycle, stress, emotional triggers. ...Read more

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How do antacids relieve stomach symptoms?

How do antacids relieve stomach symptoms?

Antacid pros & cons: Many antacids work by neutralizing acid in your stomach. Some contain simethicone that helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach. One floats on top of acid so it "coats" as the acid is refluxed. In any case, antacids must be taken multiple times a day to keep acid neutralized, and benefits are short-lived. Magnesium-containing ones can promote diarrhea; calcium-containing ones can increase acid! ...Read more

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What can relieve UTI symptoms ?

What can relieve UTI symptoms ?

Antibiotic: If you truly have a uti, you need an antibiotic. Cranberry juice is a simple way to prevent future utis. ...Read more

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Could prednisone relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Could prednisone relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Not good choice: Drugs approved by fda include lyrica, cymbalta, and savella, (milnacipran) but several other meds have been tried. Failures include nsaid's, anti-depressants, opioids, steroids, aspirin, and a host of other meds. ...Read more

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Do UTI symptoms include gas bloating?

Do UTI symptoms include gas bloating?

No: That's the wrong tract: GI (gastrointestinal) as opposed to gu (genitourinary). ...Read more

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Can IBS cause nerve tingling symptoms?

Other way: In some cases it is the other way around. I've seen a number of cases where the person develops a neuropathy (giving numbness and tingling in limbs) and also ibs symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lactose intolerance--gas, bloat, pain, what else?

Symptoms of lactose intolerance--gas, bloat, pain, what else?

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE: When somebody can not drink milk due to bloating sensation, nausea, diarrhea , abdominal pain, flatus suspect lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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What can cause belching, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and symptoms worsen sitting up?

What can cause belching, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and symptoms worsen sitting up?

Malabsorbtion: Person who has malabsorbtion will have the above symptoms but other conditions also need to be considered . In medicine like any another issues anything is possible ...Read more

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Can Popsicles help ease my colitis symptoms ?

Can Popsicles help ease my colitis symptoms ?

It'sGood To ChillOut: As far as I have concluded,popsicles help ease the discomfort of every known illness on Earth.Best if at least some of them are sugarless.And too many may sour the stomach (but there's the second best cure-all for that: Tums/Rolaides)They hydrate and bring in a few easily downed calories.The coolness just calms the nerves and, all-in-all do a nice,cheap job of creating Peace on Earth & Goodwill ...Read more

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Can Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) help relieve symptoms of IBS-C?

It is often: used for that purpose. Frankly, I would first, try different diets/foods to see which are better / worse and also consider amitryptiline. ...Read more

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I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

Magnesium: A magnesium deficiency can contribute to constipation and is a very common mineral deficiency. Magnesium has many functions in your body, one of which is to stimulate the parasympatheric nervous system. Low magnesium can therefore increase sympathetic tone and contribute to constipation. There are many forms of magnesium available otc, including magnesium citrate, magnesium sulfate, and aspartate. ...Read more

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Can IBS change to something else? Years ago had the classic symptoms but they changed as i got older. From my 30`s to 40`s.

Maybe: I have many patients with ibs. They try to manage it with how and what they eat and medication. It is nerve wracking to have cramps and always need to know where the nearest restroom is. I have sent some patients to a psychologist to help them deal with this problem. Anxiety aggravates ibs. As we age many problems seem to multiple adding fuel to the fire. Get a colonoscopy now to ease your mind. ...Read more

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What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often also is associated with sharp crampy pain and may be in the upper abdomen. That said, I have operated on many patients with the label of "IBS" and in reality they had intestinal endometriosis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ibs?

What are symptoms of ibs?

Diarheea: Diarheea, constipation, abdominal cramps are the main symptoms of ibs. It s a exlusion diagnosys, meaning if you can't find any other causes for these symptoms you are probably dealing with ibs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ibs?

What are the symptoms of ibs?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) include diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea and constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, flatus (gas), and abdominal cramping. See your doctor if you have persistent ibs symptoms as there are some good treatments available. Additionally, see your doctor if you notice any fever, severe pain, blood or black, tar-like stool. ...Read more

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How can you relieve IBS pain?

How can you relieve IBS pain?

Irritable bowel synd: I have had the most success with getting people to eat more frequent and smaller meals. Addition of fiber several times a day to keep the stools soft will be helpful. Probiotics twice-daily have also been shown to be helpful in irritable bowel syndrome. There are medicines that will help with the cramping so see your dr. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ibs?

Can be either: the runs or constipation or both. Please see a gastroenterologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from ibs?

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

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How can I reduce my IBS symptoms?

How can I reduce my IBS symptoms?

Several things: Eat at regular times, do not skip meals, eat similar amounts and types of food at each sitting, maintain a high fiber diet and drink 80-100 ounce of non caffeinated/non alcoholic fluids daily. Taking a good pro-biotic such as florastor can also help. ...Read more

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What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

Wide variety: Ibs symptoms: abd pain, often diarrhea , alternating with constipation. Some are sensitive to carbohydrates in milk (lactose), fruit (fructose), other carbs in veggies like onions, artichokes, broccoli, grains, beans. Some are sensitive to alcohol, temp of foods, i.e. Cold, chocolate, fat content, carbonated beverages. Some are affected by menstrual cycle, stress, emotional triggers. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of IBS?

What are the main symptoms of IBS?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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How can you relieve an IBS attack?

How can you relieve an IBS attack?

Depends on symptoms: Ibs is a heterogeneous disease which can include symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, cramping, bloating and nausea. Relieving factors depend on the exact symptoms. In general psyllium based fiber supplements and probiotics may be helpful in preventing symptoms. ...Read more

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Does IBS symptoms happen all at once?

It can: Ibs can happen all at once but stays longer. ...Read more

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What food can relieve the pain by ibs?

What food can relieve the pain by ibs?

Watch for food intol: Often the question is which foods are not well tolerated. Common foods that cause problems include lactose, wheat, sorbitol, fructose, fiber (too much or too little). The details require more history discussion and sometimes testing, blood, breath test and even stool tests. By eliminating poorly absorbed sugars, sugar free items, certain chewing gums the symptoms can often be greatly helped. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies for IBS relief?

Any good home remedies for IBS relief?

Stress management: Techniques as well as proper and regular meal times and quantities of food to help re regulate the bowel. Of course removing those things that are causing you stress should also be considered. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol will help. ...Read more