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How can IBS become present? Is any thing to fix it?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Clarify diagnosis

The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc.
As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology.

In brief: Clarify diagnosis

The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc.
As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ibs

Maria, we do not know what causes IBS.
For patients, best to identify what triggers your ibs and try to avoid it. I have patients keep a symptom and diet diary to try and find dietary triggers. For some it is life events/stress that trigger. For some women,their period is a trigger. Can be very frustrating for patients and providers. Some meds can help. Best to have good communication provider.

In brief: Ibs

Maria, we do not know what causes IBS.
For patients, best to identify what triggers your ibs and try to avoid it. I have patients keep a symptom and diet diary to try and find dietary triggers. For some it is life events/stress that trigger. For some women,their period is a trigger. Can be very frustrating for patients and providers. Some meds can help. Best to have good communication provider.
Dr. James Rochester
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Full GI exam

certainly make an appointment with a GI specialist.
Get checked for gluten eneropathy and bowell exam.

In brief: Full GI exam

certainly make an appointment with a GI specialist.
Get checked for gluten eneropathy and bowell exam.
Dr. Philip Miller
Dr. Philip Miller
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