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Is the only way to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome colonoscopy?

Is the only way to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome colonoscopy?

Not really: Irritable bowel is often a diagnosis of exclusion. Colonoscopy is one of the test and is used to rule out other colonic pathology. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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How will irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) differ from ibd?

How will irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) differ from ibd?

Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more

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Will irritable bowel syndrome affect my ability to conceive or carry a baby?

Will irritable bowel syndrome affect my ability to conceive or carry a baby?

No.: Ibs is not uncommon and should not interfere with you ability to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term. Very severe disease can cause preterm contractions during diarrhea/colic episodes, so make sure a gastroenterologist and maternal-fetal medicine specialist are both following you along. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could know for sure if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

Can you tell me how I could know for sure if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS: There is really no specific test for irritable bowel syndrome at this time. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. In-other-words, you have certain symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and/or constipation. A multitude of tests are done and nothing is found. What you can do is alter your diet and see if it helps. For example; eliminate wheat and/or dairy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have irritable bowel syndrome as I have the synptoms. Does anyone have any suggestions for me.?

What to do if I have irritable bowel syndrome as I have the synptoms. Does anyone have any suggestions for me.?

Diet and fluids: And probiotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fi=ber diet, regular meal times and portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily ...Read more

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Any remedy for irritable bowel syndrome? Please help me?

Any remedy for irritable bowel syndrome? Please help me?

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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Can you tell me is irritable bowel syndrome caused by poor genes?

Can you tell me is irritable bowel syndrome caused by poor genes?

Abdominal Discomfort: Ibs is a functional disorder affecting how food moves through your GI tract. Lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating with diarrhea, constipation or both are common signs. It can be triggered by stress/anxiety or different foods. The diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other disorders. Not genetic probably. ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Will florostor help me?

Maybe: Maybe, but generally works better for diarrhea. Can't hurt to try. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are cures for irritable bowel syndrome?

Could you tell me what are cures for irritable bowel syndrome?

None: In order to cure a disease, doctors first need to know cause. Cause of ibs is unknown. Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) & Bentyl are prescription medications with known efficacy. Imo ibs is a functional problem caused by impingement of parasympathetic neural system within the pelvic presacral plexus. Pelvic girdle dysfunction from hypermobility is the culprit. There is no easy repair for this biomechanical problem. ...Read more

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I know its irritable bowel syndrome-but please explain it to me?

IBS explained: 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 play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?

Please tell me, could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?

With supervision: The key is to have amitryptiline supervised by your doc. He/she will need to potentially monitor your heart rhythm and to counsel you against the potential side effects of the medication, which can include constipation, dry mouth, and dry eyes. However, if it is working, then it is potentially a good long-term medication. If it is not helping after 3 months, you should stop it. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis the same thing?

Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis the same thing?

Structure/Function.: Diverticulosis is an issue with the formation of outpouchings in the colon which can bleed or become infected. IBS is considered a functional issue, a hypersensitivity of the intestines to normal stimuli. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many mgs of prednisone for irritable bowel syndrome?

Can you let me know how many mgs of prednisone for irritable bowel syndrome?

See below: Prednisone is used for inflammatory bowel syndrome not irritiable bowel syndrome.

The amount of Prednisone varies according to how active the disease is. ...Read more

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Can exercise treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Can exercise treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: One of the factors that increases the severity of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome is stress. Exercise generally decreases stress for most people and thus may help with treating irritable bowel syndrome. Fiber (either natural or supplemental) typically helps as well as meditation and yoga. Some prescription medications do exist and work to varying degrees. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome effect children?

Yes: Both irritable bowel syndrome as well as chrohn's disease can affect children. If you are suspicious, ask for a pediatric GI consult. ...Read more

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What can I do about irritable bowel syndrome.?

What can I do about irritable bowel syndrome.?

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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Any home remedies for irritable bowel syndrome?

Any home remedies for irritable bowel syndrome?

Tough problem but I: Personnally swear by probiotics, whether from yogurt or tablets/ capsules. ...Read more

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Do certain foods cause irritable bowel syndrome?

Do certain foods cause irritable bowel syndrome?

Aggravate, not cause: Ibs patients can have food, emotional triggers; can vary with hormones/menstrual cycle.
Some are bothered by cold foods, "gassy" foods (beans, grains, broccoli, etc), fruit (fructose), milk sugar (lactose), fatty foods, carbonated beverages, etc.
Diet diary may help clarify, and help rx. ...Read more

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How can I best control irritable bowel syndrome?

How can I best control irritable bowel syndrome?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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How common is irritable bowel syndrome among students?

How common is irritable bowel syndrome among students?

Pretty common: Lots of us tend to put our stress into our GI tract- then we have these functional symptoms. The symptoms can follow a stressful situation as well as occur during that time. Learn to manage your stress. Figure out what helps relieve your stress- running or walking, playing with your dog, whatever it is. Do it. And remember to drink lots of water, not too much caffeine, and eat a balanced diet. ...Read more

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How to cure my 15 year's old irritable bowel syndrome?

How to cure my 15 year's old irritable bowel syndrome?

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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Are women more susceptible to irritable bowel syndrome?

Are women more susceptible to irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS: Yes, women are more susceptible to irritable bowel syndrome than men, however no one knows why. There are three types of ibs: predominant diarrheal type, predominant constipational type and a mixture of diarrhea and constipation alternating. ...Read more

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I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, what can I do?

I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, what can I do?

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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How does irritable bowel syndrome affect people's lives?

Not Life Threatening: Ibs can be annoying. However, if you can figure out what foods in particular aggravate your ibs, that may make things better. Many people are sensitive to fructose, artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages, fiber. Keep a food diary and start to see patterns regarding your symptoms and what you ate. Also try separating your meals and your fluid intake. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

With doctor advice: Cause is unknown, but symptoms can be benefitted by certain prescription medications, which are relatively benign & well tested for several decades by physicians. Imo cause is dysfunction of parasympathetic branch of autonomic nervous system caused by hypermobility of sacroiliac joint (sij) of pelvic girdle. If I am correct pelvic stabilization via sij belt (boa. Com) might help; but no data yet. ...Read more

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What are some unusual symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

Not so unusual IBS: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies & contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Symptoms seldom awaken the patient, may improve with stooling, & when uncomplicated are not accompanied by fever or bleeding. ...Read more

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I am suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, what can I do?

I am suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, what can I do?

Stress management!: Ibs most times is a stress induced problem. I will assume your doctor has done all the testing. Janet g. Travell, md who was the matriarch of pain noted that the abdominal muscles hold trigger points that cause the bowels to be frequent. Google this and see myofascial release can tx your ibs. Begin a self-care w wellness, yoga sleep hygiene, massage, chiropractor, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more

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What is the cause of irritable bowel syndrome in young women?

? stress;? hormones: Stress, emotions, conditioning, psychologic traits, bacteria contribute to development of ibs. Brainstem reflexes induced by eating are sometimes exaggerated in ibs. Gut tone & sensation, as well as GI transit, are influenced by hormones & neurotransmitters. In ibs patients alteration in brain-gut pathways can affect perception of bowel distension, cause painful spasm, & modify transit of food. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have irritable bowel syndrome later in life?

Yes: Irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. Meaning that if thorough work reveals no source of your symptoms then it is consider irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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How do you know if it's Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Chron's Disease?

Visit your MD: There are tests they can run that will differentiate between the two. THere are MANY tests they can run, such as crohns antibody tests that are not usually elevated in IBS. There are Xray tests that can be perfomed, and basic blood work as well. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What's a good way to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

What's a good way to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS: Depending in what your symptoms are, treatment can be designed to improve and normalize bowel frequency and minimize discomfort. High fiber diet, exercise and yoga appear to help in ibs. People with severe diarrhea or constipation should consult with an md to determine if they are candidates for newer medications that are very helpful in the treatment. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how I can confirm if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

Can you please explain how I can confirm if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS is a diagnosis: Of exclusion. A detailed GI workup is required to rule out other serious diseases before being diagnosed as having ibs. There is no specific blood work. Please contact a GI doctor. ...Read more

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What is irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis?

Two different things: Irritable bowel is abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) without any distinct medical pathology. It can be treated with fiber supplements, peppermint oil, and other treatments. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach specifically, and the specific treatment is determined by the specific cause. What they have in common is that they are both a belly ache. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause irritable bowel syndrome?

Not likely: Celiacs occurs because of an allergic reaction to gluten. This reaction destroys the cells in your small intestine that absorb nutrients from your food. Ibs occurs when your digestive tract is not moving food along the way it should, giving you diarrhea, constipation or both. Celiacs may seem like ibs because they have similar symptoms. But one does not cause the other. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome cause a false RPR test?

Syphilis testing: Hi

my gut response to your question is no. But, stranger things have been known to happen.
There is an epidemic of syphilis in america and one should not ignore this dangerous infection. If you are sexually active you should have regular tests for the common stds, especially those that can be deadly such as HIV and syphilis. If you have a positive test for syphilis please get the treatment. ...Read more

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Does consuming honey cause irritable bowel syndrome?

Does consuming honey cause irritable bowel syndrome?

No, but...: Honey contains fructose, which some people don't digest well. It may cause gas, bloat, cramps in some people. These are also symptoms of ibs, generally along with pain. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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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