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Hi! To start, Im a 27 year old woman who has had stomach problems (bad cramping, alternating constipation/diarrhea, excessive gas, etc) for the past few years. I have seen SEVERAL doctors regarding it and 2 of them told me "I think you j...
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I suffer with IBS and have done for many years! I was told recently to try Colpermin - the only problem with that is, I am allergic to Peanuts, and it contains Peanut Oil! But everything else sounds perfect, and It would really help ...
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I have been diagnosed with IBS-D for two and half yrs. Have seen a GI doctor and had all the blood tests, stool smaples, CT scan, colonoscopy, and upper GI scope. I have frequent flair ups even on a bland diet and doing yoga and on amit...
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I am so desperate as this is the first time I feel genuinely "betrayed" by my body and I don't know what to do! For the past 2 months, I have had irregular bowels (switching between diarrhea and constipation), but the most damaging h...
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I'm 54 years old. For the past 25 years, I've had acid reflux issues and was on Prevacid or some other type of prescription medicine to help. The acid was starting to cause my throat to get really pink so my E.N.T. highly recommended tha...
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My stomach starting having bad spasms yesterday. Then I starting having diarrhea bloody stools. It seems like I'm having them like every hour and I'm in so much pain. It kept me up all night last night. I have been diagnosed with IBS and...
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i have ibs and bloating. when i run, i cannot run fast and long and my bloating increases, my stomach becomes tender. is my poor running performance due to bloating? any idea or similar experience.
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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...
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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...
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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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