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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 have irritable bowel syndrome, is there a cure?

Control. Diet high in fiber, controll of the triggering event and consider treatment to improve the intestinal seratonin. There is some evidence supporting ibs as partially caused by aby serationin receptors in the GI tract . Treatments vary but controlling triggers and stress help control this. Some people have target organs for stress some have headache, stomach pain and some ibs. Read more...
Diet and fluids. And probiotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fi=ber diet, regular meal times and portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily. Read more...

How doyou know if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

Your symptoms? Irritable bowel syndrome is kind of a catch-all name for a group of functional bowel disorders- called this because anatomically all is normal. There is an exaggerated response to stimuli: for instance, intestinal activity that someone without ibs wouldn't feel can be experienced as quite painful by someone with ibs. People may experience primarily diarrhea, constipation, or alternation of both. Read more...

How to confirm if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS. should be a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you need testing to rule out other causes of your symptoms and only if they are all negative, should you be given the diagnosis of IBS. See a gastrenterologist. Read more...

How do u know if you have irritable bowel syndrome?

Maybe not IBS. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. The key to your answer: what are your symptoms, duration of distress, & recent evaluation? Do you awakening from sleep due to pain, are your symptoms not intermittent but ever present or actually worsening, have bleeding/fever--if so then it is unlikely you just have ibs. In such a case, further evaluation is warranted to identify the correct diagnosis & treatment. Read more...
UBS. Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder that presents with abdominal pain, bloating gas, alternation of bowel consistency (diarrhea and constipation). Doesn't cause permanent damage. However, need to have full work up to exclude all other causes. We do have criteria to diagnose ibs. Work with you GI doctor. Read more...