Can irritable bowel syndrome lead to pregnancy complications

Pregnant IBS change. Many people think they have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). They might have other milder conditions or possibly an early stage of a more serious condition. Keeping a food diary and discussing symptoms with an OB provider, gastroenterologist or nutritionist are good steps toward confirming the diagnosis, getting adequate nourishment for mom and baby and controlling symptoms.

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What are the differences between pregnancy symptoms and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

Not being pregnant. so, the pregnancy tests are quite good. Some breast symtoms are associated with pregnancy and are NOT associatd with IBS. relief after defecation is much more likely to IBS. Read more...

What can be done with irritable bowel syndrome in pregnancy? For the last month she was in hospital 5 times, it's very bad! We would like your opinion

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...

Can irritable bowel syndrome lead to irregular heart rate?

Not likely. . In medicine you can never say never. However, it is highly unlikely that ibs will lead to any heart irregularities. Common symptoms include abdominal crampy pain, constipation, and or diarrhea. None of these symptoms will affect your electrolytes which could lead to heart abnomalities or directly affect the heart in any way. Read more...

I have irritable bowel syndrome, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

Probably not. Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days. If you happened to get rotavirus, you will experience the same symptoms but it should not cause any long term complications. Your immune system will fight the virus. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if it needed. Read more...

I recently read a paper saying that irritable bowel syndrome can lead to diverticular disease, does anyone have an opinion one way or the other?

Different problems. They are two different things. Diverticular disease is made up of two conditions: diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis occurs when pouches, called diverticula, form in the colon. These pouches bulge out like weak spots in a tire. Diverticulitis occurs if the pouches become inflamed. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bow. Read more...