The full form of IBS is irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is a group of gastrointestinal conditions that cause abdominal pain and changes in bowel movement. The common symptoms include stomach cramps, stomach pain, bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea. Only symptomatic treatment and home remedies are helpful.

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How long should I continue my treatment for abdominal pain and gas?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 74-year-old male. My problem is pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen and sometimes it radiates to the right also. It is persisting for more than 67 years. All my problems are stated below: I have mild to severe pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen sometime...  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) only. It is an autoimmune disorder whiuch means your defense mechanism is working against you. You have to continue your IBS medication for a longer period may be life long and try to adjust yourself with this fact. If you do n...  Read Full »

Is blood in stool an alarming issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My problem is whenever I pass stool, I saw blood in excess amount. When I put my finger inside anus I feel pimples in my anus. Due to this problem I have difficulty in passing stools and it is painful sometimes. I pass something white from my anus. Please tell me what ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in the stools is an alarming sign. I can explain you the possibilities but they are all in vain unless a doctor examines you by putting his/her finger inside the anal canal and see what is the cause of this bleeding. Given your history of constipation, with...  Read Full »

How to overcome IBS symptoms?

Query: Hi i have had IBS for 25 years now. My symptoms have changed over the years. It started with stomach gas, discomfort and loose stools. Later i had constipation, gerd and stomach oain. For the past 15 years i have had diarrhea, loose stools and also acidity and nausea. Iam not able to eat anything o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. I can only imagine the level of your endurance while being through all this. Given your uncontrolled symptoms make me believe there must be various mishaps while management of your symptoms. As from your history, given no alarms symptoms like weight loss, dec...  Read Full »

What are the signs of diverticulitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with diverticulitis from a CT in February. They gave me antibiotics and for the first time in months, I finally felt good again. Exactly one month later it happened again, and they called me in another round. For years the primary has told me it was just IBS. But I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be having irritable bowel syndrome which is because of stress you are suffering from. You just cannot think about diverticulitis because of such a low-grade fever (there are million other causes of low-grade fever even stress is one of them). It is good...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my extreme tiredness, indigestion and constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling very tired and it is getting worst as it is affecting my day to day activities. I feel very worst because I cannot live my life to the fullest and some times I just cannot go anywhere (since the last 10-11 months). We have done blood test and most of them are norma...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from extreme fatigue, tiredness, lack of energy, indigestion, abdominal cramps with burning. You are a known case of sinusitis, atopic dermatitis with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), or...  Read Full »

Even after taking fiber supplements, I get hard stools with abdominal discomfort and backache. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having abdominal discomfort for a while. At first, the discomfort was in the flank portion. I went to a urologist he gave me muscle relaxers and a few tablets for clearing any small stones. The discomfort went away after taking the medication. But after some days may be due t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine your reason of concern for such ongoing on and off symptoms. Well first of all, if it were ulcerative or Crohn's disease it should have shown something abnormal on CT scan which I presume it did not. However, remember the CT scan reporting is complete...  Read Full »

What can cause moderate cough and a lot of gas?

Query: I have moderate cough from last 2 weeks and very little sputum which is very rare. Also I have no fever no problem is swallowing but I can feel a little pain when I touch my throat below the jaw area. I had runny nose 2 weeks back but not so much and now that is also gone. So no runny nose as of n...  Read Full »

Dr. Elangkumaran

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hi the problem what you have is called gastroesophageal Reflux disease people those who have this condition would develop dry cough especially at night and sore throat burning sensation in the stomach I would like to know is there any recent history of weight gain? ! sleep disturbances causes gas p...  Read Full »

Is Dogmatil 50 mg used for IBS?

Query: Hi Dr. I have mild lower back abdominal pain, lower back pain , and pressure on the bladder area. My local dr. diagnosed me with IBS after doing CT Scan (ethnography oral and IV contrast) , urine, stool and blood test. The CT scan showed everything was normal and urine, stool and blood tests also no...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well Dogmatil is not otherwise indicated in irritable bowel syndrome, it is better given and effective if someone who has upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, or early stomach fullness, frequent belching. IBS is more a problem with small a...  Read Full »

Are frequent bowel movements a symptom of a stomach bug?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past 10 days, I have been having frequent bowel movements. At first, it started with lots of pain, but the pain got subside after relieving my bowels. The stools were softer and of large quantity. No blood in stool, but a little bit of red color on my toilet paper. I have hemorrho...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your history suggests two differential diagnosis: Irritable bowel syndrome. Colitis that is inflammatory bowel disease. Since your prior investigations were normal, irritable bowel syndrome is more likely. I need the following details in order to ...  Read Full »

What causes bloating, stomach cramps, and bowel movement multiple times a day?

Query: i am 40 yrs old . My digestion is always a concern for me but since last month i am having bloting , stomach cramps , stool discharge 3-4 times a day. medicine taken rifagut, actigut for 5 days , meftal spas continuous , pentaprazole - 20 days till nw . at present bloting reduced but stomach cramp...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. Well the symptoms you mention seem to be occurring due to irritable bowels. The irritable syndrome is a gastrointestinal entity where patient has abdominal pain which change with physiologic activities su...  Read Full »

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