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.

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Can a child age 6 years possibly have irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS or SPASTIC COLON. It usually begins among teens and 20s not to a 6 year old kid. Symptoms are abdominal pain, constipation alternate with lbm, recurrent triggered by stress or food. Read more...

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...

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...

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

NO. Diverticulosis is the outpouching that occurs on the colon, usually the sigmoid, of first world people. Primarily due to a higher fat, lower fibre diet. Ibs is a non-defined collection of symptoms, where no definitive cause is identified. It's not a "disease" in the truest sense, and neither is diverticulosis, which is a description of the colon wall. Good luck. Read more...
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...

My doctor just told me today I have irritable bowel syndrome. Any tips on coping with it?

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. Read more...

Diagnosed with gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome but treatments don't work. Why?

Gastroparesis hard. Unfortunately there is no good treatment to gastroparesis, there motility centers that might help, have your gastroenetrologist help you out. Read more...

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

No. Just similar. Sounding names. Ibs is a functional disorder that causes pain and motility problems such as diarrhea or constipation. Treatment is largely symptomatic. Ibd is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. This is a much more serious condition when you get it, and treatment could require anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, and surgery. Read more...