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Symptoms Of Ibs Disease
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually 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 getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more
R/O IBS V CELIAC: IBS is DX of exclusion. CELIAC will have + CELIAC AB/may need colonoscopy and 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. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more
Symptom wise: It is difficult. Both can cause diarrhea. In general a good history, lab tests and sometimes biopsies will tell you the diagnosis. If everything comes back normal, then you may try what is called an elimination diet and record which foods bother you more than others and you will be surprised how often people get better if they ear correctly. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?
Absolutely, yet be: careful to not just to labels (diagnoses) which are not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more
Just had a Pulmonary embolism, constant ulcers on my tongue, IBS symptoms, constant headaches etc could I have Behçet's disease?
Bechets: This is an autoiflamatory disease with no known ca;use but has been associated with a vasculitis an possibly inflammatory bowel disease. your symptoms are to general to establish this diagnosis but biopsies may be helpful. there is no specfific treatment other than symptomatic. There isn't enough information to establish that diagnoses ...Read more
I have been diagnosis with severe IBS and early onset of an autoimmune disorder. I feel like my IBS and ai symptoms cycle thru a pattern. Is it possible?
Fish,: Autoimmune issues comes and go in cycles but nobody knows why or what the triggers are. ...Read more
Ruleout active crohn: Many patients with crohn's disease also suffer from ibs. No one really understands why this is. An ibs diagnosis is only made in my opinion if your get a full colonoscopy an upper endoscopy and the pathology results are normal. This would indicate that your crohns is in remission and cannot be blamed for ongoing intestinal symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Important to check that celiac is controlled on biopsy. Sometimes ibs symptoms improve on a gluten free diet. But sometimes they can worsen if the diet now contains foods that either cause more constipation or cause more gas. Evaluate your diet and make sure you get a balance of high fiber foods and monitor your symptoms with different types of foods. Stress also triggers flares of ibs. ...Read more
Depends on type : Treatment depends on whether it is constipation or diarrhea predominant type. Other than medications lifestyle modification is also recommended. It is difficult to go through everything so I am attaching a link . Hope you find it useful. I do recommend that you discuss it with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/ds00106. ...Read more
One is inflammation: Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome. It causes chronic abdominal discomfort with changes in bowel movements. Crohn's is characterized by chronic inflammation of the bowel, and can often have diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, fevers, arthritis, vomiting, and bowel obstruction. ...Read more