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Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
Controversial: The effectiveness of psychological treatments are still being debated. Hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation therapy, stress reduction counseling, psychosocial counseling, meditation and guided-imagery techniques have all had some success. It is not yet possible to predict which patients will respond to this type of treatment. A close doctor-patient relationship is also helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: The cause of ibs is unknown. Family history can play a role and psychological factors are important. Some question as to abnormal bacteria in the gut as a cause sibi not a cause. Sibo can lead to diarrhea and weight loss can be serious but very treatable with antibiotics and diet. ...Read more
Is there any idea of what causes ibs? Why it's different in other people. Can bacteria overgrowth play a role
Many factors: There are many factors that may contribute, including genetics, imbalances of intestinal flora (including both yeast ; bacterial overgrowth) ; lack of digestive enzymes. Stress usually aggravates it. Many may have undiagnosed parasites (hard to find) or infections like lyme disease. Dietary changes often help. See http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/#cause ; http://abt.Cm/16tmrig. ...Read more
Yes this is normal: Panic attacks and irritable bowel syndrome both are issues that are strongly related to psychological factors such as stress and anxiety. Both panic attacks and bowel dysfunction such as ibs respond best to dietary modification and stress relieving exercises. It is best to you talk to your primary care doctor routinely to ensure you are making the best lifestyle modifications possible. ...Read more
I have IBS-C so im use to knowing what helps.but I had a recent car acc. havent had bm in 7 days dispite laxs and taking ducalax. and extremly nausea?
See a doctor: It is not normal not to have a BM for more than a week in spite if the car accident need to see your doctor to rule out any injuries related to the accident and treat the constipation more aggressively and maintain normal daily BM stay hydrated increase your fiber and eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise by walking thank you for using health tap and good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A syndrome complex: Stress, emotions, conditioning, psychologic traits, bacteria contribute to development of ibs. Brainstem reflexes induced by eating are sometimes exaggerated in ibs. Gut tone ; sensation, as well as GI transit, are influenced by hormones ; neurotransmitters. In ibs patients alteration in brain-gut pathways can affect perception of bowel distension, cause painful spasm, ; modify transit of food. ...Read more
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