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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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Types of IBS medications?

Types of IBS medications?

Depends on symptoms: After a positive diagnosis of IBS made in conjunction with your Dr, the condition is best managed with reflection and change to diet, lifestyle. Medication options include; antispasmodics (Buscopan, Mebeverine) for pain, Loperamide for diarrhoea, Laxative for constipation and antidepressants (SSRI or TCA) which probably modifying the body/mind pain processing and promoting a feeling of wellbeing. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ibs?

Are there different types 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.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Would it be best to get a formal diagnosis on IBS and how many different types of IBS are there?

Would it be best to get a formal diagnosis on IBS and how many different types of IBS are there?

IBS: Rome criteria-recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days/month for past 3 months + 2 or more of these: improvement with bm, onset with change in bm , onset with frequency of bm, onset with change in bm form or appearance. Symptoms should be present for at least 3 months with symptoms present for 6 months prior to actual diagnosis. 2 main types-diarrhea or constipation predominant. ...Read more

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Could you please the differences in the types of pain between IBS and ibd. Thank you. ?

Could you please the differences in the types of pain between IBS and ibd. Thank you. ?

Very similar pain: The pain characteristics of both ibs and ibd can be very similar. In fact, even the bowel movement abnormalities can be the same especially when the ibd is very mild. It would be best to have your doctor look you over and see if some tests should be done to better differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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I have since yesterday {9.7.14} early in the morning been experiencing IBS type symptoms however it's not the same. Sharp pain when sneezing, eating?

I have since yesterday {9.7.14} early in the morning been experiencing IBS type symptoms however it's not the same. Sharp pain when sneezing, eating?

New problem: Abdominal pain is not necessarily due to IBS, even in people who have it. A number of different problems can cause your symptoms. You need to see your physician for an evaluation to find the cause ( and the treatment) ...Read more

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Had my gallbladder removed in Feb since then have had IBS type symptoms shortly after most meals, are there any medications or herbal supplements that could help w this?

Had my gallbladder removed in Feb since then have had IBS type symptoms shortly after most meals, are there any medications or herbal supplements that could help w this?

Cholecystectomy: depending on the study, 5-40% of patients have some abdominal symptoms after cholecystectomy. How to treat yours depends on the cause. Patients with primarily diarrhea would be treated differently than those with primarily pain. initially, you should see your gastroenterologist, but you might consider trying a high-fiber diet just to see if it works, in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take bupropion for anxiety i hear another type of antidepressent can help IBS . I like the bupropion nervous to change it. Could i take both ?

I take bupropion for anxiety i hear another type of antidepressent can help IBS . I like the bupropion nervous to change it. Could i take both ?

Can take 2 antidepressants: Yes, it is possible to take two antidepressants at the same time. There are some drug drug interactions that have to be taken into consideration by your prescribing psychiatrist, but these are largely dosing issues depending upon which other antidepressant is selected. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could undiagnosed endometriosis cause IBS type symptoms? I have horrible heavy periods, terrible cramping etc +IBS type issues wondering if related?

Could undiagnosed endometriosis cause IBS type symptoms? I have horrible heavy periods, terrible cramping etc +IBS type issues wondering if related?

Yes: It is possible that IBS symptoms can be related to Endometriosis if the implants are attached or nearby the intestine. Get examined by a GYN MD and/or a Gastroenterologist for answers. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, heavy heart, low iron, weak nails&teeth, easy scarring, unhealthy gums, trembling, white tongue, also some IBS type symptoms?

Heart palpitations, heavy heart, low iron, weak nails&teeth, easy scarring, unhealthy gums, trembling, white tongue, also some IBS type symptoms?

Your a mess: For starters you should have a nutritional workup done...Go to natdent.Com take the symptom survey this will give you some sense as to your main problems...You are to acidic and need nurtients if you like email me the results of that test at zeines @aol.Com. ...Read more

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I'm 20. I had loose stool one day in dec, then muscle weakness, nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, migrane &vomiting. Now IBS type symptoms?

I'm 20. I had loose stool one day in dec, then muscle weakness, nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, migrane &vomiting. Now IBS type symptoms?

Mostly migraine: Light sensitivity, fatigue, vomiting, dizziness, nausea all happen with migraine. The diarrhea was something else. It depends on how often you're getting these symptoms whether something else needs to be done. If you get frequent migraines you may want to talk to your doctor or a neurologist about preventative medication. ...Read more

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Ibs sufferer, what types of food would you suggest that are high in fibre?

Fruits and vegetable: It is not decided that high fiber diet is worthwhild in all ibs patients accrossthe board. Constipation predominant ibs might even find this to be harmful. ...Read more

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Me and my friend both have IBS and she takes mirlax and i take movicol are they same? Or are they 2 diffrent types of medication?

Me and my friend both have IBS and she takes mirlax and i take movicol are they same? Or are they 2 diffrent types of medication?

Not identical: There are very similar to each other and the end result is that both will help increase frequency of bowel movements and soften the stools. ...Read more

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I have IBS problem i was not using any medicine which type of food is better and can I get any other health problem becasuse of ibs.?

I have IBS problem i was not using any medicine which type of food is better and can I get any other health problem becasuse of ibs.?

Yes: Large meals can cause cramping and diarrhea. Eating smaller meals more often, or eating smaller portions, may help ibs symptoms. Eating meals low in fat and high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, rice, whole-grain breads and cereals, fruits, and vegetables, may help. Some foods/drinks may cause ibs symptoms in some people, such as foods high in fat, milk products, alcohol/caffeine, beans, etc... ...Read more

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I believe i may have IBS alternating type. Would this cause extreme gassiness?

I believe i may have IBS alternating type. Would this cause extreme gassiness?

Perhaps: Excess gas can certainly be seen with ibs. Foods high in fiber can lead to excessive gas as well (beans, broccoli , cabbage, etc). ...Read more

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Can go a week without BM when I do starts with Type 3 then followed by many 6 & 7. Pain in left side & Nausea. I have IBS - This started month ago?

Can go a week without BM when I do starts with Type 3 then followed by many 6 & 7.  Pain in left side & Nausea. I have IBS - This started month ago?

Need more info: I assume that you have had colonoscopy. If not, get one now. You should also be under the care of a gastroenterologist & your primary care physician to coordinate care. Symptoms are significant for other illnesses other than IBS. ...Read more

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What type of dr can diag GI disorders other than gi's that only seem to do upper/lower scopes an if nothings seen giv fall back diag ibs, many ft arent?

What type of dr can diag GI disorders other than gi's that only seem to do upper/lower scopes an if nothings seen giv fall back diag ibs, many ft arent?

GI disorders: Not quite clear on your symptoms. If you had evaluation from a GI physician and not satisfied with his/her findings, you could get a second opinion from another GI physician. ...Read more

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If I have symptoms of IBS which type of doctor should I see?

If I have symptoms of IBS which type of doctor should I see?

Gastroenterologist: If you are having gastrointestinal symptoms, which is typical for IBS, then you should see the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to be eaten with IBS or any type of sensitivity to food to prevent diarrhoea?

What are the best foods to be eaten with IBS or any type of sensitivity to food to prevent diarrhoea?

Individualized : Approach. 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