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What are the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

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

Intestine (Definition)

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 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 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 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 symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

What are the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Symptoms of IBS...: Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include recurrent abdominal pain associated with disordered bowel habbits (constipation, diarrhea, or a mixture of constipation and diarrhea). The symptoms are intermittent, with fluctuation in frequency and duration. ...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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Is gas a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

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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Is diarrhea a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Is diarrhea a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Diarrhea is a frequent symptom of ibs. There are 3 different types of ibs, 1) diarrhea predominant 2) constipation predominant and 3) alternating. However, diarrhea can also be seen in other conditions including celiac sprue, aids and crohns. ...Read more

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Is constipation a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: About a third of the patients i see with irritable bowel have constipation predominant symptoms. There are medications like Amitiza (lubiprostone) that can be used to treat it. ...Read more

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What are some unusual symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

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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How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Mostly history: Inflammatory bowel disease is just that - inflammation of the intestine that is visible at endoscopy (upper endoscopy or colonoscopy) or imaging. The inflammation often leads to poor function. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional problem. There is no sign of infection, inflammation, tumor, etc but it does not work properly. Things like caner, ulcers, need to be excluded. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

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Not usually: The common symptoms are stomach pain relieved by a bowel movement, pain associated with increase stool frequency, and constipation or diarrhea. The stomach pains could possibly make a person nauseous but it is not common nor is it a criteria to diagnose ibs. Vomiting is not part of rome criteria and you should see your doctor for other etiologies of vomiting like gall stones and metabolic problems. ...Read more

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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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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 irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis?

Two different things: Irritable bowel is abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) without any distinct medical pathology. It can be treated with fiber supplements, peppermint oil, and other treatments. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach specifically, and the specific treatment is determined by the specific cause. What they have in common is that they are both a belly ache. ...Read more

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