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my father 59yrs old has IBS right from wen he was too young. about a month ago he had constipation for almost 5 days i being a medical student gave him lactulose suspension imediatly about 25 ml..after 2-3 hrs his bowels got open but they were watery in consistensy....next day he took another 35ml lactulose and again had 2 loose stools..and Still almost 25 days have passed his problem of loose stools in the morning persists ...he only had his bowels open once a day..He is also having fever and mild productive cough since the start of this complaint...we have been to so many drs for this problem ...dr.gave him leflox 500mg OD 3 days backk..but still fever and cough has not been vanished..
we have done CBC...wbc counts were 9000
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Hi,
How is your father? Irritable bowel syndrome, a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder,  may present with abdominal pain or discomfort, along with diarrhea, constipation, or both. His loose stools may be attributed to this but may still warrant further evaluation especially if there is fever also. Though there is no cure for IBS, the symptoms can be treated with a combination of changes in eating, diet, and nutrition medications. If these persist, it is best that you inform his doctor about this for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
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