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Negative colonoscopy: Irritable bowel syndrome is caused by alternating unbalanced signals from the brain. One overstimulates peristalsis (bowel contractions)leading to diarrhea. The other one stops it, leading to constipation. My view is that this can be a forerunner of ulcerative colitis. It is the autonomic nervous system that is at fault and the commonest cause is poor diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
Met a guy last july.did oral and tried anal(bot).he "couldn't get in."dropped 40 lbs in a month and half.many tests.confirmed IBS-true?2 STI tests=neg
Start over: Your question is actually very confusing. Let's slow down. One question at a time. Having tried to bottom is in no way responsible for weight loss. Be specific. What did you weigh?How tall are you? What do you weigh now? What tests did you have? Stress can lead to weight loss. But having tried a sexual activity once does not. You may want to get a guidebook to sex. Try: The Joy Of Gay Sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For over a year my BMs haven't been normal. Constipation. Soft loose. Mushy or kinda formed. Lots of tests. Doc says ibs. Anything else cause this?
Most likely IBS: Get a second opinion or consult from gastroenterologist, if you have doubt. ...Read more
Working with gastro dr to find answers to issues with my guts no signs of ibd tests normal. Possible ibs. I am in pain daily can IBS be this bad?
Yes stool tested for usual bugs.No inflammation showed in the blood tests. no crohns, IBS, celiac etc. ?
Not sure: how you test for Crohn's, IBS from stools or blood tests. Crohn's is a biopsy pathological diagnosis. IBS is clinical. Celiac disease is the only one you can check a Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG-IgA) titer for. What were your symptoms that prompted this work up? And part of the workup should always involve endoscopy. ...Read more
Pain in lower right stomach2cat scans with contrast urine blood and fecal calprotectin tests normal gastronolgist said IBS is endoscopy not required?
Pain by itself is : Not an indication for an endoscopy. If you have assoc GI symp such as vomiting, diarrhea, blood per rectum or in vomit, or any sb or large bowel abnormality on imaging studies then you will need an endoscopy. If your symp are not going away then talk to your GI doc as he/she may consider doing an upper or lower endoscopy depending on physical exam. ...Read more
Can gastroparisis cause pain and swelling in ruq ? After many tests GI says I have IBS and gastroparisis.
After 2 months of stomach pains and extensive tests i was diagnosed with ibs. Can I do something about it ?
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
Normal stool in morning followed by several looser stools throughout day, feeling incomplete evac. Had bowel troubles going on four years, mutliple blood tests/stool tests/ abdom us all normal. Ibs?
?IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is truly a diagnosis of exclusion and once everything else is ruled out, can be made. Possibly you have this condition. See your GI and ask if they think you have ibs. Decreasing stress, starting to really concentrate on your diet, avoiding any trigger foods, and increasing fiber can help, and there are some medications that can help as ell, best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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