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This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) issues such as: Aggravating Factors, Alternative Therapies, Anxiety, Constipation, Depression, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Drugs, Hormonal Changes, Living With - Managing IBS, Medications – Drugs, Nutrition, Pain, Prevention, Research, Stress, Support Groups, Symptoms, Treatment

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I am 32, not sexually active, not married, never been pregnant. about 10 years ago i developed pain on my right side adjacent to my navel. the pain comes and lasts for about 4-5 month, then it disappears for about 8-10 month before comin...
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I have been diagnosed with IBS but it was in a "no big deal" kind of way. I wasn't given much explanation of what to expect but they said there isn't really anything to do about it but avoid fatty foods and too much lactose. I've been ...
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I am 24 years old, about 7 years ago I started having right sided abdominal pain concentrated to one spot about and inch right of my belly button and an inch down. At the time I was found to have a UTI and treated, the abdominal pain res...
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Hi I'm trying to get some help for my husband. He has been suffering with this problem for a long time basically he suffers with bowel leakage mainly after a bowel movement. He gets really stressed about as it's not only the leaking it's...
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I've been having really big problems with bloating and flatulence, and possibly indigestion but it's hard to tell when I'm so bloated. It often takes till 3AM for it to ease or feel a little better if it does, and this is a huge problem...
Ethazz | Posted
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Hi all, I’m wondering if any of you IBS-sufferers can give me some help and advice. I’m 20 years old and I’ve been suffering with chronic constipation since I was around 12. I went to the doctors with the usual symptoms and, without a...
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I'm a 23 year old male, with no previous medical problems. I've been active all my life and have pretty much maintained a clean bill of health, that is until my most recent incident. For the last couple of months, I've continually prod...
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I have been dx with IBS by a primary care dr based on my symptoms. I am looking for a good GI specialist who can do a full dx & follow up treatment. I am in the Chicago area. I searched this forum & came up with Dr. David Rubin but h...
Bimmerfan2015 | Posted
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I have IBS, which occasionally causes constipation which in turn makes me kinda nauseous. Finally, I decided to go to Walmart and just buy some simple laxatives that supposedly soften stool (Senokot laxatives). First day, I took the two ...
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I've had majority (70%) of IBS symptoms during 1 week about a couple of days. Some symptoms include abdominal pain (although over the last 2 days, not as frequent), I pass a lot of gas (probably bloating), Not sure about constipation or ...
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Hey! I had a colonoscopy a month ago for extremely painful bowel movements and other kind of bowel symptoms, which very likely means I have IBS. After I had finished my bowel movements yesterday I noticed that only blood was on th...
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I am a Male, at 45. I wish some good people out there can help me solve my IBS problem.. Have been getting this problem of constipation not of the hard stool ...but sticky stool. Becos of the stickiness, I think it stuck to the wall of...
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I have been diagnosed with IBS, but never get the pain people talk about. I suffer with lots of gass and bowel activity but not pain. I am more on the constepated end but, regularly if i feel unwell with my IBS anxiety kicks in, and i be...
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ive been in and out of the er and gp since i gave birth 5 months ago. ive had ct head scan, ct chest scan, chest x ray, echo, abdominal and pelvic x ray, complete blood count, thyroid, and more blood tests... everything comes back normal...
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I've posted same question on OCD board, cause my psychiatrist thought I was nut and obsessive, and people on that board really tried to help me(appreciate them) but nothing is solved yet and I'm so desperate I post here same question aga...
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I have been back and forth to the doctors for over 4 years now, I have learnt to live with the pains I get but it still upset me that the doctors say there is nothing they can do... And just say it's IBS. Every 12 weeks I get 1 whole...
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I, a female in mid thirties, am suffering from smelly Gas from the time I can remember. Grew up eating beans, wheat, milk based diets. I remember having swollen eyes in childhood next day of beans. After started cooking for myself, repl...
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I was suffered from Ibs 2 years. Now have cured it myself. If you sure you are suffering from IBS and no other midical problems, I am sure you cam cure it by doing following things. 1. Dont drink water at least for 30 min after having m...
vin12 | Posted
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When doing my thing on the crapper, at the end of a fairly normal poop, I then get a spasm like pain that really hurts and then it is like a loose big pile that is always the same and it gives me the sweats and makes me light headed.Sorr...
arkeketa | Posted
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hi i am 33 years old & female i have suffered with digestive issues for most of my life ( IBS related which comes and goes, diarroeah constipation excruciating wind pain, nervous bowel movements etc) but over the last 5 years ive had an ...
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