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What can I do to make my IBS less painful or just make it go away?

What can I do to make my IBS less painful or just make it go away?

Finding balance: When your gut's grumpy, it's sending you a message that something's out of balance & needs help. Diet: any food triggers (caffeine, alcohol, fake sugars, wheat, gluten, dairy)? Fiber "the whites" vs whole grains, nuts&beans? Exercise: moving 30-60 minutes every day? Good rest? Stress? Balancing work/play? These all trigger ibs. Anti-spasm: rx, peppermint oil capsules. Good luck. ...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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Does IBS ever go away? Or are your symptoms there pretty much constantly?

Does IBS ever go away? Or are your symptoms there pretty much constantly?

Depends on cause: 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

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This may be gross but I think my IBS is worse than just ibs. Anything I eat has the same effect and its always painful and urgent. What should I do?

This may be gross but I think my IBS is worse than just ibs. Anything I eat has the same effect and its always painful and urgent. What should I do?

IBS: Keep a journal of all everything you eat and your reactions to the foods. Information like this can help you and your doctor choose a diet that is right for you and your particular circumstances. Also, it is important that your doctor rules out other inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn's and ulcerative colitis in addition to an infection. ...Read more

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Can ibs cause deep penetration to be painful ?

Can ibs cause deep penetration to be painful ?

Not likely: Pain on deep penetration is more likely to be due to one of the following conditions: cervical infection(cervicitis), uterine fibroids, endometriosis, PID, ovarian cysts or tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have ibs but nothing ever helps. its so painful. i feel like i should give up. all the life style changes are useless. what should i do dr? :(

IBS, Depression: I feel empathy for your pain Yes, you need relief. Your Life is PRECIOUS! See a Psychiatrist for stresses in your life including IBS, Have Intensive Counseling and medication as needed. Ask him for consultation with a Gastroenterologist, and collaboration of treatment. Feel good about your achievements in school, sports, art, music and hobbies Feel the Blessings and Wonders of your body. Relax! ...Read more

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Ibs-c symptoms, making the fullness/bloating go away, what to do?

Ibs-c symptoms, making the fullness/bloating go away, what to do?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. 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/hpylori . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water TX LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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I get really bad trapped wind that is very painful what is the best thing to stop this as I have ibs?

I get really bad trapped wind that is very painful what is the best thing to stop this as I have ibs?

IBS: Try to figure out what foods make you feel worse & avoid them. Kinda obvious, right? Milk & dairy products, or more specifically, lactose, ranks high on the list. If you must drink milk, consider lactaid or similar pre-digested lactose product. Beans, while high in fiber & protein, can be intolerable for some, who then find relief in beano. Perhaps you also have gluten enteropathy or celiac diseas. ...Read more