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Sticky Stool Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ibs
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
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
I have irritable bowel syndrome and lately I've experienced weird long squiggly strings of mucus with my stool, is that a cause for concern?
No: expected finding in IBS- seek medical attention for treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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