What can cause diarrhea and abdominal discomfort? Is there a blood test for irritable bowel syndrome?

Many causes/ No. There is no blood test for irritable bowel syndrome. It is a diagnosis made by excluding other serious causes of intestinal disease. You should have a colonoscopy, ct scanning of the abdomen, endoscopy to rule out celiac disease, and certain blood tests to look for autoimmune disorders. In many cases all of these studies will be negative, and irritable bowel syndrome will be the diagnosis. Goo.
Parasympathetic. Parasympathetic nervous system over activity evokes colon spasm & evacuation; imo a possible cause of ibs, which is a functional disorder for which there are no demonstrable tissue pathological features, blood tests, laboratory finding, or imaging studies. Pain arises from involuntary spasm of colon smooth muscle. Imo a disordered pelvic girdle explains ibs & fibromyalgia (often concommitant).

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Can ibuprophen cause a distended abdomen and/or liver? I have had hep c and irritable bowel syndrome.

Unlikely. Ibuprofen very rarely causes liver damage, although you need to be extra careful to avoid alcohol (alcohol also accelerates liver damage with hcv). If people already have advanced cirrhosis they can get more complications, so it is very important to find out with your doctor how well the liver is functioning and how much scarring has occurred. Read more...

I am very gassy and the left side of my abdominal cavity often feels irritated. What are some of the best ways to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS. if you have been diagnosed with IBS, often increasing fiber intake and even taking a fiber supplement may help. You should increase your fluid intake if you do that. If this does not help, following a low FODMAP diet may help. You may need to Google that term for a more complete description. Good luck. Read more...

I have diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. Is there a stomach sensitive diabetes drug for me? A drug that doesn't cause diarrhea.

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My husband suffers from irritable bowel syndrome, except for constipation or diahrea. Could he be suffering from some other condition?

Anything is possible. Without knowing his full range of symptoms and the manner in which this diagnosis was established would recommend that he see a gastroenterologist and be evaluated. Best wishes. Read more...

What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome? I have diarhea every other morning and gas a lot.

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