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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

What are the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Vary: IBS symptoms vary from patient to patient, but classically includes episodes of lower abdominal cramping, bloating, excessive flatus, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What the usual symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

What the usual symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

Variable: Irregular bms or alternating diarrhea and constipation, bloating and cramping. But all of these can be caused by things more dangerous than ibs. If you are having symptoms you need to see a GI doctor/colorectal surgeon to real out the more serios diagnoses before deciding this is just ibs>. ...Read more

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What are some unusual symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

Not so unusual IBS: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies & contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Symptoms seldom awaken the patient, may improve with stooling, & when uncomplicated are not accompanied by fever or bleeding. ...Read more

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What's a good way to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

What's a good way to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS: Depending in what your symptoms are, treatment can be designed to improve and normalize bowel frequency and minimize discomfort. High fiber diet, exercise and yoga appear to help in ibs. People with severe diarrhea or constipation should consult with an md to determine if they are candidates for newer medications that are very helpful in the treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis?

What are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis?

Different: These are different conditions. Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Pain, diarrhea: The most common symptoms of ibs include diffuse crampy abdominal pain, and constipation or diarrhea or both. There are certain varieties of ibs that can either be pain predominant, contipation predominant, or diarrhea predominant. However, it can certainly be a mix of all these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome? I have diarhea every other morning and gas a lot.

What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome? I have diarhea every other morning and gas a lot.

Diarrhea/ gas: Keep a food diary may be food intolerances- can develop even after years. Consider avoiding dairy for a week. May be related to diabetes -neuropathy or medications (like metformin) Also since 51 consider colonoscopy. Check stool for malabsprption (fecal fat) make sure pancreas is functioning well. If no answer to all these and still have diarrhea check CT abd /pelvis F/u w/ doc/urgent care ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome & what precautions needed to control. Do the stool softeners help in IBS. Any lifestyle change needed!

What are the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome & what precautions needed to control. Do the stool softeners help in IBS. Any lifestyle change needed!

Constipation or the: Runs or a mix of both are IBS symptoms. Your doc can check you for food sensitivities, although a nutritionist or natural doc may offer more sensitive testing in that area. Stress contributes. Yes, look at exercise, stress, food plan. All play a part. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are signs of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are signs of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS in a nutshell: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies & contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Symptoms seldom awaken the patient, may improve with stooling, & when uncomplicated are not accompanied by fever or bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

IBS symptoms...: Ibs comes in variable forms: diarrhea predominant, constipation predominant and alternating type (diarrhea and constipation). All are associated with abdominal bloating and abdominal pain with onset of symptoms. Having a stool typically relieves the symptoms - temporarily. See you doctor if concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I self diagnose irritable bowel syndrome? I have some of the symptoms, any sure-shot of either confirming it or ruling it out?

How can I self diagnose irritable bowel syndrome? I have some of the symptoms, any sure-shot of either confirming it or ruling it out?

IBS symptoms...: Ibs comes in variable forms: diarrhea predominant, constipation predominant and alternating type (diarrhea and constipation). All are associated with abdominal bloating and abdominal pain with onset of symptoms. Having a stool typically relieves the symptoms - temporarily. See you doctor if concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are symptoms and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are symptoms and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS is generally a: Diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that other causes of the symptoms have been ruled out. The symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, mucous in the stool; one can have all or some of the symptoms. The symptoms are often worse at times of increased stress. The treatment varies from person to person, but includes: reduction of stress, dietary changes and sometimes medications. ...Read more

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Is gas a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Gas due to IBS or...: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more

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