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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)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...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

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I was diagnosed with IBS but there were no tests run how do thry know without running tests?

I was diagnosed with IBS but there were no tests run how do thry know without running tests?

History may be enoug: To diagnose IBS there may be enough historical data as well as physical exam data that will guide physician to this diagnosis. Without tests, there is a potential that some other diagnosis may be missed, so if the treatment prescribed is not relieving your symptoms or you have other ones popping, return back to the office. ...Read more

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Right after i eat I have to use washroom pronto diareahea it does not matter what i eat it happens I do have IBS all other tests neg what is wrong?

Right after i eat I have to use washroom pronto diareahea it does not matter what i eat it happens I do have IBS all other tests neg what is wrong?

Tough to say: Ibs is really a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you should have all other possible causes ruled out, but ibs-d can certainly cause your symptoms. Assure you continue to see a GI dr. If you have not already and get tested for all possible causes, ..Have your stools checked for bacteria, parasites, celiac disease, get colon scoped, etc, etc. And then it just may be ibs-d and there may be rx for that. ...Read more

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Is there a test for ibs?

Is there a test for ibs?

Not really ...: There is no diagnostic test for IBS. The diagnosis is made in conjunction with your Dr on a basis of symptoms; typically abdominal pain, bloating and altered bowel habit. If the diagnosis is quite clear most Drs will still request a blood test to exclude inflammatory bowel disorders, coeliac disease, ovarian disease and possibly a stool test for bowel inflammation. See http://patient.info/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome-leaflet ...Read more

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I start a diet eat heathy and whole grain i feel bloating i make caeliac test it is negative but i suffer for IBS should i stop eating whole grain?

I start a diet  eat heathy and whole grain  i feel bloating  i make caeliac test  it is negative but i suffer for IBS should i stop eating whole grain?

Fiber= gas: It is not uncommon to have gas from eating too much fiber- just look at the cattle. However moderation may be what you need. You must balance the benefit vs the side effects with your diet. If whole grain is the only thing which helps your IBS, you may have no other choice. On the other hand, there are other ways to get fiber than from whole grain. Talk to your doctor or dietitian. ...Read more

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What medical exam or tests would make a doctor think you had ibs?

What medical exam or tests would make a doctor think you had ibs?

None.: Ibs, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a diagnosis of exclusion. Tests are done to rule out other causes of the symptoms; in ibs, these tests are generally normal. There is no diagnostic test for ibs. ...Read more

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Mild neutropenia (1.2-1.4) for three years (annual test) no sign of autoimmunity. Should I worry, can IBS-C be a symptom.

Mild neutropenia (1.2-1.4) for three years (annual test) no sign of autoimmunity. Should I worry, can IBS-C be a symptom.

Possibly benign: Sounds like an ethnic neutropenia, which is a benign condition of neutropenia, more commonly seen in African population. Does not relate to IBS-C. Seeing a hematologist to rule out other conditions is essential. ...Read more

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Why have i been loosing weight? I have digestive peoblems, i was supposedly diagnosed with IBS but had no test. Whatcis wrong with my digestive system

Why have i been loosing weight? I have digestive peoblems, i was supposedly diagnosed with IBS but had no test. Whatcis wrong with my digestive system

See a GI doc...: Weight loss is not usually part of the constellation of symptoms attributable to ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). You should see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation to determine whats going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does test show I have Crohn's and the doctor says I have ibs?

Why does test show I have Crohn's and the doctor says I have ibs?

Need biopsies: There are blood tests that can help distinguish between crohn's , ulcerative colitis and ibs but these are not the most dependable. The gold standard is colonoscopy with biopsies. ...Read more

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Will having IBS, or Crohns disease affect my HIV test and give me a false negative.

Will having IBS, or Crohns disease affect my HIV test and give me a false negative.

Possibly no: There is no relation between these disease and HIV. If you suspect that the screening test was negative then you can discuss with a physician to get a definitive tests. ...Read more