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What are the tests for IBS if you have constipation?

What are the tests for IBS if you have constipation?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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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

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 more

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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?

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?

IBS: Pain from ibs can be debilitating due to a concept called "visceral hypersenstivity". Work with your doctor to ensure there are not alternative explanations to your pain. ...Read more

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Yes stool tested for usual bugs.No inflammation showed in the blood tests. no crohns, IBS, celiac etc. ?

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

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Pain in lower right stomach2cat scans with contrast urine blood and fecal calprotectin tests normal gastronolgist said IBS is endoscopy not required?

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

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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

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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?

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 more

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How is IBS diagnosed? What sorts of tests do you have to go through?

How is IBS diagnosed? What sorts of tests do you have to go through?

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