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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.

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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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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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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Is Ibs common in young adults?

Is Ibs common in young adults?

Oh my, yes!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others 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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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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What are the main symptoms of IBS?

What are the main symptoms of IBS?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/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 The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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Does IBS symptoms happen all at once?

It can: Ibs can happen all at once but stays longer. ...Read more

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Do IBS symptoms include constant hunger?

Do IBS symptoms include constant hunger?

Not generally: It could be a symptom but more likely it will be bloating and pain. ...Read more

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Can incomplete evacuation be a symptom of IBS?

Yes: There are different kinds of IBS and incomplete evacuation can be one symptom. If this is a new symptom on a preexisting diagnosis of IBS however, I would want you to bring this up with your physician. ...Read more

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Can men suffer from ibs? What are the symptoms?

Can men suffer from ibs? What are the symptoms?

YES: The condition seems to be more and more common these days...Symptoms may vary, but typically include bloating, gassiness/flatulence, cramping, constipation/diarrhea(could be alternating), easily full sensation with meals, may be nausea etc...Stress can make the symptoms worse... Aerobic exercise, stress relief, and regular pattern in diet can help....But you should consult your doc.... ...Read more

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I have symptoms of IBS how do I find out for sure?

IBS: Should only be a diagnosis of exclusion. That is to say it should be diagnosed after all other more serious causes of your symptoms are ruled out and that may entail a complete upper endoscopy and colonoscopy and other appropriate testing based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are IBS symptoms, is constant hunger one of them?

Can be similar: It is difficult to separate out those symptom. Usually hunger pain go away with eating some reasonable food. ...Read more

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Is Ibgard affective for IBS-D? Do you take it when symptoms start?

Ibgard: Ibgard is simply peppermint oil and can be taken at the onset of IBS symptoms. Its efficacy is variable among IBS patients. ...Read more

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Does IBS ever go away? Or are your symptoms there pretty much constantly?

Does IBS ever go away? Or are your symptoms there pretty much constantly?

Depends on cause: There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If it is not ibs, what are other comparable health issues with similar symptoms?

Several possible...: Ibs symptoms overlap with a number of other fairly common conditions including: food intolerance/sensitivity (eg. Milk, soybean, peanut), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, gallbladder problems (eg. Stones, dysfunction), inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's, colitis), and celiac disease. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can keeping a record of my symptoms and triggers be helpful for treating ibs?

How can keeping a record of my symptoms and triggers be helpful for treating ibs?

Predict food allergy: The best way to know what is causing the allergy and for treatment is rotation and elimination diet - it helps to keep a journal for body's response there are also tools to diagnose food allergies one of the is zyto testing the other is GI allergix profile from metametrix labs. ...Read more

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If I have IBS would i always have to use the restroom and would all the IBS symptoms show up at once?

Not always: With IBS you don't always have to use the bathroom. IBS can switch from frequent cramping and loose stools to constipation. All the symptoms can show up at once, but it usually develops gradually. ...Read more

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