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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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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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As soon as i eat i need to use the rest room, docs i went to said it's ibs. What do I have to do to get rid of it.I have it for years & im tired of it?

As soon as i eat i need to use the rest room, docs i went to said it's ibs. What do I have to do to get rid of it.I have it for years & im tired of it?

Sure it's IBS?: I understand your frustration! but, perhaps you can help us help you by telling us what tests have been done ; what medications have been tried over the years of evaluation. No sense having us recommend to you studies you've already accomplished, treatments that you've already failed, or offer possible alternative diagnoses that have already been considered and ruled out. ...Read more

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I just had sudden onset of right lower abd pain. Throbbing sharp pain not better with rest. History of IBS, not the same pain whatsoever. Gallbladder ?

I just had sudden onset of right lower abd pain. Throbbing sharp pain not better with rest. History of IBS, not the same pain whatsoever. Gallbladder ?

Abdominal pain : Gallbladder disease is typically pain in the right upper quadrant after the ingestion of a fatty meal. There is a broad differential when it comes to right lower quadrant pain in a female ranging from colitis or inflammation in the colon, ovarian torsion, ovulation pain, ruptured ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, etc. If the pain remains severe, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm having random twitching all over body, mainly while I'm resting, also crawling sensation mostly thighs/head. I'm healthy I don't have other symptoms. I have IBS tho

I'm having random twitching all over body, mainly while I'm resting, also crawling sensation mostly thighs/head. I'm healthy I don't have other symptoms. I have IBS tho

It's really common: Muscle twitching is common, especially associated with too much coffee, stress or not enough sleep. Anxiety is probably the biggest cause.Muscle cramping caused by over-exertion or dehydration can also be the problem. People worry that they might have ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease, but it is actually VERY uncommon. I suspect the crawling sensation is also benign. See doctor if it persists/progresses. ...Read more

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Have low grade fever post cdiff for two weeks, rest neg., can inflammation of colon cause this fever? Colonoscopy in two weeks. No other sx/ +pi ibs.

Have low grade fever post cdiff for two weeks, rest neg., can inflammation of colon cause this fever? Colonoscopy in two weeks. No other sx/ +pi ibs.

Review with your doc: Even antibiotics can cause fever so it is important to review this with your doctor. Please let her know prior to showing up for colonoscopy as it is important to not be infectious and contagious to avoid spreading it during the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I keep waking up between 5-6am needing to pass BM and anxiety feeling. Very loose stools, but not watery. Stomach seems fine rest of the day. IBS?

I keep waking up between 5-6am needing to pass BM and anxiety feeling. Very loose stools, but not watery. Stomach seems fine rest of the day. IBS?

Possibly IBS: And, if it is, you're fortunate it's not a problem during the day too. That's a good sign that it may be easier than some to treat. The mention of anxiety is also a good sign that if you can get it and the stress in your life under some good management it will be much better. Consider CBT therapy to address skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety - also carefully look at your diet. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is irritable bowel syndrome and do you have it the rest of your life?

What is irritable bowel syndrome and do you have it the rest of your life?

IBS: Ibs is often a diagnosis of exclusion; meaning other causes such as inflammatory bowel disease have been excluded. It can manifest as abdominal pain with constipation, diarrhea or a combination of both. There are multiple meds that may be helpful. There is a psychological component often where stress or anxiety can exacerbate the symptoms. Often the severity of the symptoms may wax and wane. ...Read more

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What causes irritable bowel syndrome and do you have it the rest of your life?

IBS: … is not a disease, as much as an abnormality of the function of your digestive tract. We do not know what causes it, and do not have a "cure" for it. Things that can help include increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and noting whether any particular foods make your symptoms worse, and obviously avoiding those if so. If it is still a problem in your daily life, then you should see your physician to discuss it. ...Read more

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What to do about ibs?

What to do about ibs?

IBS/GUTBLISS.COM: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/Hpylori/CELIAC PANEL . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/Dy ...Read more

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How can you treat ibs?

Irritable bowel : Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome which is a disorder that can cause abdominal pain, change in stool patterns from constipation to diarrhea, worse with stressful events or illnesses. There is no inflammation of the gut like in crohns. Alternative medicine recommend trying elimiation diets for gluten and dairy since they can exacerbate this, acupuncture to help with the mental/emotional stress. ...Read more

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How to stop IBS pain fast?

How to stop IBS pain fast?

Heat: there is really no magic remedy sometime heat pad on the abdomen and walking will do the trick the best way to treat IBS is to prevent the attack by minimizing stress and avoiding food that triggered it and exercise by walking and take the appropriate medication ...Read more

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What's a good diet ofr ibs?

What's a good diet ofr ibs?

Nothing specific: Depends on the sx you are having. Some patients do better with more fiber while others feel worse. At times patients respond to avoiding gluten, lactose or other simple sugars. ...Read more

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How can a person control ibs?

How can a person control ibs?

Let me explain: Because it's not clear what causes ibs treatment focuses on the relief of symptoms so that you can live as normally as possible. In most cases, you can successfully control mild signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by learning to manage stress and making changes in your diet and lifestyle. But if your problems are moderate or severe, you may need to do more. Your doctor wills advice yo. ...Read more

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How can you relieve IBS pain?

Irritable bowel synd: I have had the most success with getting people to eat more frequent and smaller meals. Addition of fiber several times a day to keep the stools soft will be helpful. Probiotics twice-daily have also been shown to be helpful in irritable bowel syndrome. There are medicines that will help with the cramping so see your dr. ...Read more

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Is Ibs common in young adults?

Oh my, yes!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more

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