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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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Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

IBS: The finding of mucus in the stool is not uncommon in some patients who have irritable bowel syndrome. Occasionally increasing the amount of fiber in your diet or taking a fiber supplement may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Saltuary morning urgency to defecate at awakening is sufficient to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome if stools are not always totally formed?

Not top of list at64: Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. The key to your answer: what are your symptoms, duration of distress, & recent evaluation? Do you awakening from sleep due to pain, are your symptoms not intermittent but ever present or actually worsening, have bleeding/fever--if so then it is unlikely you just have ibs. Esp. at age 64, further evaluation is warranted to identify the correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome from last 3 years. Every morning i pass stool but it is incomplete. It has affected my life. Help?

I have been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome from last 3 years. Every morning i pass stool but it is incomplete. It has affected my life. Help?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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I have mild pain on my right hand side under my rib and dark green stools with mucus, what is it? I do also have irritable bowel syndrome

I have mild pain on my right hand side under my rib and dark green stools with mucus, what is it? I do also have irritable bowel syndrome

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read more

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What symptoms are in a irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) attack?

What symptoms are in a irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) attack?

Variable: From stomach cramping to bloating to diarrhea or constipation. Rarely is any bleeding caused by ibs except from hemorrhoid irritation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there a remedy for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) because of stress?

Is there a remedy for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) because of stress?

Stress management: Techniques as well as proper and regular meal times and quantities of food to help re regulate the bowel. Of course removing those things that are causing you stress should also be considered. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol will help. ...Read more

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Can you advise for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Can you advise for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Irritable Bowel: IBS is a troublesome but not a life threatening condition. You can't always predict when or why you'll have symptoms but there are a few things you can do to help. Try eliminating dairy and fatty foods from your diet. Exercise, drink plenty of water, eat small meals and practice some form of relaxation technique like meditation or yoga. ...Read more

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What is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

What is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

Irritable bowel: Whatever works!
seriously, a trial and error of various things will reveal to you what is bothering you and those are the things you should avoid - however, irritable bowel cannot be diagnosed without a colonoscopy and extensive workup to make sure that nothing else is being missed! ...Read more

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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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How will irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) differ from ibd?

Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Varies: Avoiding triggers of the diarrhea and constipation that frequently accompany irritable bowel syndrome are a mainstay of treatment. Dietary changes, lifestyle changes, relaxation therapy, yoga, and other measures to reduce stress are helpful for many people. There are no current effective medications for all ibs patients. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe targeted meds. ...Read more

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What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . EGD/colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/dy&food allergy testing ...Read more

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My grandfather is 76 years old. He has irritable bowel syndrome(ibs). What should he do?

My grandfather is 76 years old. He has irritable bowel syndrome(ibs). What should he do?

See his doctor: In addition to fiber supplements and probiotic supplements, a 76 year old with altered bowel habits should undergo a colonoscopy to exclude other issues. Celiac testing is also warranted. ...Read more

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With irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) what can be done to make it better?

With irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) what can be done to make it better?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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I have doubt that i have Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) . how can diagnose it ? can i know more about it . what are the remedies for this ?

I have doubt that i have Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) . how can  diagnose it ? can i know more about it . what are the remedies for this ?

NO specific test: IBS is often times a diagnosis of exclusion after some tests are run and if you have certain classic BM patterns.
Intestinal hurry, BM after eating in a rush, bloating chronic abdominal pain with not much appetite loss, certain food intolerances,
Typically weight loss is not seen.
Type A individuals, stress, anxiety contribute to this.
Frequent BMs are common. Infections have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have doubt that i have Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) . how can diagnose it ? can i know more about it . what are the remedies for this ?

Hard diagnosis: IBS is usually a clinical diagnosis that is made based on history. It is a diagnosis of exclusion and usually made after other more serious problems are eliminated through testing. Best way to treat IBS is to have a consistent amount of fiber in your diet, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water and decrease stressful situations in your life ...Read more

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Can people get dry mouth with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Can people get dry mouth with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

It is possible: It is possible, especially if you are taking any medication to battle ibs. Many drugs can cause dry mouth as a side effect. Ask you doctor and see if your dentist has any suggestions to combat the dry mouth. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome, had taken medicines.Is dat life threatening?What wud be the best food for me to eat for ibs.Thanks!

I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome, had taken medicines.Is dat life threatening?What wud be the best food for me to eat for ibs.Thanks!

Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a non-critical condition 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 (keep a food diary) & emotional stress may be a factor but first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, malabsorption. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How do you diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Rome 3 criteria: 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 may be a factor. Rome 3 diagnostic criteria must 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, & infection. See doc. ...Read more

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How to overcome or minimise the problem of IBS (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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My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)..What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this ?

My father has recently  been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)..What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this ?

Stress reduction.: Since the cause for ibs is unknown (some studies showed that people with ibs has lower pain threshold in the bowel) but stress is considered an important factor, stress reduction (meditation?) would be the first step. A high fiber diet and regular exercise may also help. There are medications to reduce the symptoms but you will need a doctor since response to drugs vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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How to know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

What symptoms ?: You are young, but I have to know wehat symptoms do you have. The best thing to do is to start by seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Yes.: In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope. But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this. ...Read more

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