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Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

See details: The causes are many including ibs, celiac disease, lactose intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease. The only reasonable advice is to speak with a gastroenterologist or seek a 2nd one if you have already seen one previously. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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Symptoms of severe depression?

Symptoms of severe depression?

Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...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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Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

How are they unusual: Bleeding patterns with the menstrual cycle say a lot about what may be wrong in terms of hormones or fibroids or other issues that could be going on. Flu like symptoms aren't typically associated with one's uterus, however before a menstrual cycle women can get body aches and bloating due to elevated hormone levels. If you are having absence of menses or bleeding more than once a month, see md. ...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 celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mild chronic gastrits symptoms and treatment pls suggest me?

Mild chronic gastrits symptoms and treatment pls  suggest me?

Chronic Gastritis: Indigestion, Pain, bloating. You may try over the counter meds such as Zantac, Tums, Omeprazole, or Nexium (esomeprazole). If symptoms still persist i would recommend seeing a GI specialist for possible endoscopy to r/o other causes of gastritis. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause extreme nausea, diarrhea, weakness, & fatigue?

Can IBS cause extreme nausea, diarrhea, weakness, & fatigue?

Possible, unlikely: If this is acute, more likely due to some intervening factor. Unpublished data suggests that eating 3 cups of unpasteurized yogurt a day may alleviate symptoms of IBS. Try it, cannot hurt. If your current symptoms continue see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Not really: constipation refersto difficulty in the large intestine: heartburn refer to stomach lining irriation from gastric acid or reflux ( GERD). ...Read more

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Can IBS cause fever?

Can IBS cause fever?

R/O IBS: UNLIKELY IBS IS A DX OF EXCLUSION . INFECTION& IBD is inflammation usually can have fever. 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 fo to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Can IBS cause nerve tingling symptoms?

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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What could cause flulike symptoms with abdominal cramps?

What could cause flulike symptoms with abdominal cramps?

VIRAL INFECTION: Any viral infectioncan give you these symptoms and these get better most of the time by itself with diet adjustment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Abd pain/Abn CT: Not sure if i completely understood your questions. If you have chronic abdominal pain with alternation in bowel movement, and given the abnormal ct, you should have a colonoscopy to assure you do not have crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Severe coccyx pain along with other symptoms?

Coccyx pain: Not sure what other symptoms. Please resubmit & will be glad to help. ...Read more

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Can IBS or spastic colon cause similar symptoms to appendicitis ? I get severe lower right abdominal pain but no fever . Been getting worse recently

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 more

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