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Will Ibs Rest
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Occasionally I have mild chest/arm discomfort (feels almost like light pinches; it's not extremely painful; more of a nuisance). This almost always happens only at rest and is usually accompanied by gas (I have IBS and sometimes get bloating/some belchin
IBS. Ate 5 Fig Newtons Friday for constipation. SOFT stool 3 x's today w/first bm being about pinkie size. Rest dime size. Colonoscopy Dec. 2013 ok?
OK: Not sure what the question. BM vary in size / shape / consistency and depend upon intake. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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