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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Not really.

Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms.
Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away.

In brief: Not really.

Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms.
Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away.
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