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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I have been having problems with bowel movements and mood swings after changing the oral contraceptive from Yasmin to Yasminelle. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking the contraceptive pill Yasmin for years. Recently, my pharmacy ran out of Yasmin and gave me Yasminelle. Over the last three months (each with Yasminelle) I have had bad bowel movements or IBS, which I have never struggled with before. The only thing that changed was...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both tablets have the same composition, but still, they might cause such symptoms. You can switch to your previous Yasmin tablets. Do not worry it would not harm you. But even after switching to Yasmin if those symptoms are there then there must be some other cause and...  Read Full »

Can instability of the mood have an influence on my intestine?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old female suffering from IBS for three years. I always get a severe attack twice a month or more. Before two years, I started taking treatment with Libricol. I am taking Benzodiazepine for insomnia until now. Whenever I go to sleep, I feel like my heartbeat is becoming low ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) with psychological symptoms. Antidepressants like Amitriptyline can be taken to treat this condition. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, breathing exercise, yoga, an...  Read Full »

What kind of treatment helps to treat constipation presenting with IBS?

Query: I have struggled with constipation my enter life. It is normal for me, but nonetheless uncomfortable and fatigue-inducing. I often can go up to two weeks without having a bowel movement or feeling that my bowel movements are incomplete. As a result, I tend to feel bloated, especially in the lower pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern. Based on your symptoms you have a condition called Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS can be of two types, one is Constipation predominant other is diarrhea predominant. Looks like you have constipation-predominant IBS. A...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female suffering from IBS and severe constipation, and my concern is black liquid coming out with no solid matter. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with no dietary restrictions, and I have dealt with IBS and severe constipation my entire life. I have recently been under quite a lot of stress and have been completely unable to make a bowel movement for a few days. I took a 145 microgram Linzess and drank some...  Read Full »

Dr. Archana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Have you ever got a colonoscopy done? If there is any black liquid coming out, then it is altered blood. Kindly get a colonoscopy done as soon as possible. Maybe you have a stricture. It would help if you did not take purgatives without ru...  Read Full »

I have IBS and seems to be related to SIBO. Please advise management.

Query: Hi doctor, I realize I have IBS symptoms and they seem to be related to SIBO. I need your advice on how to treat it effectively. Here are some symptoms and test results. Leaky gut or intestinal permeability with multiple food intolerances. Seems to have hydrogen sulfide based SIBO, severe farting...  Read Full »

Dr. Sultan Zeb Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best is to avoid eating foods that cause trouble. Secondly, for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), it is better to use a combination of Tetracyclines plus Metronidazole for two weeks. Effective probiotic will also help. Take the following medications: 1...  Read Full »

What is a long term diarrhea a symptom of?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having diarrhea for a year. The stool is grainy, sandy, mushy poop for a year. It also has yellow particles even though I do not eat seeds, dairy products, wheat, processed sugar, and corn. Sometimes there is a small amount of fat. In my calprotectin test, small amount of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You explained your symptoms very well, but I need some more information before guiding you correctly. Diarrhea for one year can occur in many conditions, namely celiac, food allergy, worms, autoimmune, drugs, Crohn's disease, ulcerative c...  Read Full »

I am taking Sertraline for severe anxiety. Could this drug cause acid cause acid reflux, food choking in the throat, and pain while swallowing?

Query: Hi doctor, I started taking Sertraline recently because of severe anxiety, IBS, and light indigestion (feeling heavy after meals). Indigestion has subsided, but not anxiety or IBS. The worse effect of that drug was acid reflux as soon as I took the first pill, and it still persists, and it is worse ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. This is most likely anxiety related. It cannot be esophageal cancer as there were no symptoms before medicine, and the symptoms are too rapidly progressive for cancer. Usually, it does increase in weeks, but not two wee...  Read Full »

I have IBS with moderate abdominal pain and white balls in stools. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gastroenterology issue for over a month. I have a mild to moderate upper and lower abdominal pain on the left side. The pain also extended to my left leg. Also, I pass stool twice a day (diarrhea-like stool) with large white balls in it and I am facing weight loss. I took Tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Yes, you might be having IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and you might have developed small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), with IBS which can occur commonly. In SIBO you get fat malabsorption which can lead to white stools. Can you please tell me whether you get ...  Read Full »

I feel like emptying my bowel whenever I go out. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. My weight is 63 kg. I have masturbation habit for 6 years. My stomach gets bloated and there is gas formation. I also have tiredness and diarrhea. I have to apply pressure for passing urine and stools. I get the feeling of emptying my bowel whenever I got to go out ...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a common problem, most of the individuals have bad bowel habits in some forms. This kind of problem is called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). This disorder leads to bloating and fre...  Read Full »

I am having stomach cramps and diarrhea for the past one week. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having bad stomach cramps that I can feel through my throat and diarrhea for the past one week. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Philip Shenouda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ilciniq.com. Please follow the following prescription. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestions and take the treatment with consent.  Read Full »

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