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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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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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 si...  Read Full »

I have growling sounds in my stomach. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with gastrointestinal issues for four months. My abdomen always makes these growling, high-pitched bubbling, and gurgling noises all day long. It makes these noises in the mornings when I wake up, during the day, and at night when I go to sleep despite what I eat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical condition and treat accordingly. Please share reports to guide you appropriately in detail. You can get specific tests to rule out celiac and Crohn's disease. You can use Lacto bacilli supplements twice...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Kindly suggest a remedy for bloating and constipation in me.

Query: Hello doctor, I have gas problem and bloating after I eat any normal size meal. I have struggled with constipation for years, but paid very close attention to that issue. Currently, it is not the problem. I have had colonoscopy and stool tests and they were fine. I did have colitis back due to use o...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These kind of problems are very common due to our dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle. Sometimes it is due to deficiency of enzymes also, this is uncommon and the main factor is lifestyle. The syndrome of bloating and constipation is known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome ...  Read Full »

Can Metformin along with other medicine cause stomach upset?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from IBS without any pain for the last 20 years, and for the last two years, I have been suffering from BS. My fasting is under control, but PP variates from 150 to 250 mg/dL. I take Glycomet-GP2. When I take other medicines with it, like Teniva-M then, my stomach be...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your query. First of all looks like both tablets you mentioned contain Metformin, so not a good combination. Metformin is a very effective and good medicine for diabetes, but in many patients, it causes stomach problems. The good thing about these stomach ...  Read Full »

Can Sertraline cause acid reflux and throat pain?

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 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 mood swings after changing the contraceptive. 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 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 »

Does alternating episodes of diarrhea and constipation point to IBS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a lot of constant bowel pains and alternating diarrhea and constipation. Quite often, I am noticing brown sesame seed kind of thing in feces. Is it a parasitic infection? Or is there a possibility for IBS?  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms of pain and alternating constipation and diarrhea definitely point towards IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). The natural method of reducing these symptoms is by avoiding spicy food, eating your meals on time, and drinking adequate amounts of fluids to keep y...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old, and my digestion is always a concern for me, but I am having bloating, stomach cramps, stool discharge 3-4 times a day since last month. There is no blood found in the stool, and the stool test confirmed a few macrophages in the stool. Often sound comes from the abdom...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be occurring due to irritable bowel syndrome with functional dyspepsia. Irritable syndrome is a gastrointestinal entity where the patient has abdominal pain, which chan...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for recurrent stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, It looks like my stomach is upset for the last couple of days. The rate of pain is 6/10, and it is going back and forth. I always feel it at night when I am about to sleep. I feel like there is something wrong with it again. A couple of months ago, I had a check-up, and the doctor the...  Read Full »

Dr. Kapil Kumar Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The various cause of stomach pain can be stomach infection, renal stones, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, cholecystitis, etc. To figure out, I would like you to answer a few questions: Do you have any fever, loose stools, or diarrhea? Do you have any pain whil...  Read Full »

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