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Severe Ibs Symptoms
I've experienced severe IBS symptoms since the insertion of my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD (gas pain = the worst pain i've had!) how would an IUD affect GI issues?
IUD and abdominal Pa: Dear amelia, the most important thing you must do is have your gynecologist assess the status of the iud, has it slipped out of position, is there an infection , is there some allergic reaction. Abdominal pain like ibs can be indecipherable from pain emanating from your female organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe cramping/ibs symptoms since mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted 6 mos ago. Ovaries & uterus normal in u/s. Should i get that sucker out, or will s/s improve?
Started taking Paxil (paroxetine) for severe panic attacks and IBS symptoms...Concerned about side effects and weight gain. Will i definitely gain weight on paxil (paroxetine)?
Not to my knowledge: Though it is not listed as one of the primary side effects, it is certainly possible. I usually advise my patients that if they should notice that they are eating more due to a given medication, they should probably keep healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. No medication will make you want to eat chocolate or fried foods, the choice is yours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosis with severe IBS and early onset of an autoimmune disorder. I feel like my IBS and ai symptoms cycle thru a pattern. Is it possible?
Fish,: Autoimmune issues comes and go in cycles but nobody knows why or what the triggers are. ...Read more
I have IBS-C w/ severe, chronic constipation. Started Linzess (145mcg) 2 days ago, but no difference in symptoms yet. How long does it take to work?
You must: measure in terms of WEEKS not DAYS since you should be following a dietary intake consistent with your IBS type! Consult with your Gastroenterologist about what you should be eating. One thing I can advise...DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS!!!!!!!!!! and start NOW! Good luck Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have severe anxiety and panic, I also match up with all of the symptoms of ibs and plan to bring it up in my next doc apt. Is ibs a deadly thing?
What tests can be done to determine my digestive and back problems? I have been experiencing severe lower back pain, as well as main digestive problems that seem to be the same as the symptoms experienced by people with ibs. It is also causing pain during
I think i might have endometriosis, but i don't want to overreact. I have symptoms of IBS and take birth control for severe period cramps, thoughts?
I have IBS w/ typical symptoms of severe abdominal pain and frequent diarrhea. Lately, though, I have been constipated. What can I do to prevent this?
Can IBS or spastic colon cause similar symptoms to appendicitis ? I get severe lower right abdominal pain but no fever . Been getting worse recently
Yes and I feel for U: Many infectious problems can cause such symptoms. Most common would be a urinary tract infection or kidney stone. Often this will come with burning during urination. Ovarian cyst rupture or pelvic inflammatory disease can also cause these symptoms. Appendicitis and diverticulitis are in the mix, as well. Yes, and ibs is plausible as well. If it worsens or persists check with your doctor! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?
Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more
Do I have ovarian cancer or a uti? Urine+++ for leucocytes & rbcs, severe sciatica type back pelvic pain both legs, frequency and sudden ibs symptoms.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer