Ibs

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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Why are there bloating and chest pain on jogging in a male with normal BMI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male with a normal BMI. I have IBS, and my father has it too. I went to a gastroenterologist as I was having bloating and chest pain on jogging. It is not heart-related, as said by cardiologists after doing Echo, ECG, and one week of heart monitor done. It is due to...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my answer to your questions. Noted the only positive finding in your attached report is raised IgA level. Now you do not have any symptoms of plasma cell dyscrasia like tingling, bone pain, etc., as per your history. However, if it remains elevated afte...  Read Full »

How to treat digestion problem and stomach fullness?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 53-year-old female. She is finding difficulty in digesting foods. After taking a little food, she feels completely full. Her stomach is tightened after taking the food, and it becomes normal only after some rest. She is currently on Rabeprazole 20 mg two times a day. It...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to acid peptic disease, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, fatty liver disease, or infections. Until examination is done, it is difficult to say what it is. Get it done ultrasound abdomen and upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy. Avoid spicy food an...  Read Full »

Are frequent bowel movements with mucus signs of bowel cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. I have severe anxiety, but I am not on medication due to breastfeeding my toddler. I am overweight, and my recent blood work showed high WBC (it is always on the high side for me) due to an eye infection. After antibiotics, it went down. My recent worry is th...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your concern extensively. In my opinion, you are suffering from IBS-C (Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation). It is a functional disorder of the intestine. It can be managed with medicines and relaxation techniques so that anxiety can be taken care...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for abdominal pain post meals in a COPD patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 56 years old. She feels pain and burning sensation in her abdominal area. Initially, it started from the right side of her upper abdominal area then after few days to the left side. It often occurs after eating. Although, we consulted her usual doctor, who prescribes her f...  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, your mother has been suffering from pain and burning sensation in the abdominal area for few days. She is a known case of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and HTN (hypertension). Well, such type of...  Read Full »

Can inflammation due to IBD result in small bowel obstruction?

Query: Last year, I was treated in the ER for a small bowel obstruction due to inflammation. I do not have a diagnosis of an IBD. After looking at the criteria for Crohns and UC, I fit the bill for at the most 2 of the symptoms. Ive gone now for almost a year without any other issues but know that at times...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well is may be a simple infection of the small bowel which has led to you some obstructive symptoms, not necessarily complete obstruction, otherwise you would have had surgery at the time. Some bacterial infections involving small bowel can present like that, a...  Read Full »

Which is the best probiotic for acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acid reflux since 10 years. My H.pylori test is negative. I already overused Pantoprazole and it caused side effects like vitamin B12 deficiency, muscle weakness, etc. So, I would like to discontinue it. I heard that probiotics may heal my problem. Can I use probiotics? If so, th...  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. Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Yes, probiotics play a wonderful role in this. In fact the famous probiotic for this purpose available in market are Darolac-IBS and VSL-3 (lactic acid). You can take them twice a day. For further ...  Read Full »

Having constant stomach issues.Could this be IBS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 60 years old. I always had stomach issues but now at the end of the day I have terrible gas trouble, and it does not matter what I eat. Beano helps a little. Could this be IBS?  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Some times it may happen due to intestinal flora. Some food habits also cause such conditions. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) patients will be suffering from frequent loose motion and constipation. Stress is one of the primary cause of ...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain and swollen ankles. What could be the problem?

Query: Hello Doctor, Since 1 month I have been suffering from stomach problem. Whenever I eat something, I immediately have stomach pain and pass stools. There is swelling in both the ankles. I feel weak. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. The stomach ache may be due to peptic ulcer. If the pain increases after consuming food, then the location of ulcer is in the stomach. Hence, such patients hesitate to eat food despite hunger. On the other hand, if the abdominal pain is seen before food and the pain su...  Read Full »

Can spicy food cause hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weigh 255 pounds. When I eat spicy food, I poop blood. Sometimes when I have constipation as well, I poop a little bit of blood. I am really scared that I have colon cancer. I do have diarrhea often. I do not have a family hist...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your information and test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, in view of that, there are a couple of things that I can opine upon: I want to clarify if your body weight is in kg or pounds. Your accompanying information stat...  Read Full »

Please advise medications for decreased appetite and increased calprotectin in IBS.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 22 years old. One and a half years back, he had IBS and piles with loss of weight. CT showed enlarged lymph nodes in the intestine. Neddle biopsy of the same was found to be reactive. However, last year, weight is not improved but reduced (62 to 57 kg). Appetite fluctuates w...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your son's medical history and would like to advise the following. If the diagnosis is already made of IBS and nothing else, then we need to see this as a case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Weight loss in spite of eating well could be of some conce...  Read Full »

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