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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?

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 more

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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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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)?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

IBS is not deadly: but it can make life very unpleasant. Yes, tell your doctor. Anxiety and GI conditions are often related. Seeing a clinical psychologist would be helpful. Your doc may have a referral. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

Painful Teens: I would not rush to surgery. You are only 17 yo and would be conservative. Take Motrin 400mg four times a day during your period and start it early. ...Read more

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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?

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?

GI consult: If you haven't already, consider seeing a gastroenterologist for a consultation. They are usually up on all the latest treatments for ibs including diet and medications. ...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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Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

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

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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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What are the symptoms of ibs?

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 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?

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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