Ibs Symptoms

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a group of gastrointestinal conditions causing symptoms like stomach cramps, stomach pain, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea. The stomach pain associated with IBS is relieved after a bowel movement.

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I have stomach spasms and indigestion issues. Is this IBS?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 16 years old with 5'7" height and weigh around 133 pounds. About two weeks ago, I was sitting in class, and I started having these excruciating stomach spasms. It was not an out of the blue thing because I had been having issues concerning my abdomen for about three months before t...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) has a familial association, and it usually causes pain in the left side of the abdomen and sometimes in the epigastrium with dyspeptic symptoms. The diagnosis of IBS does not doubt in your case. The blood glucose of 111 is average. W...  Read Full »

Does Metamucil cause rubbery stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. My only diagnosed health issues are mild hypertension and acid reflux. I take medicines for both. Over the past three months, I had been experiencing a change in bowel habits. It starts with normal stool, then a bout of constipation or hard stool and then loose ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankur Jindal

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a standard description of functional bowel syndrome, probably IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). But, there is no alarming symptoms are present like weight loss, lump or blood in stools. Parasites will not cause these symptoms. Continue taking psyllium husk as required...  Read Full »

I have a soapy and metallic taste in my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old woman. I am 5 feet 6 inches. I have bowel issues and constipation quite often. Lately, I feel very exhausted, have severe back aches, and a metallic and soapy taste in my mouth that will not go away. I am not sure what is going on.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history and complaints, it seems you might have the following, depending on your additional complaints: Hemorrhoids, If you have accompanying constipation, mucus and sometimes blood in the stool, heartburn, and reflux. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) i...  Read Full »

I feel nauseous after smoking cigarettes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have some major problems with my small intestines. I have cramping pain in my lower abdomen, and I suffer from indigestion, bloating, burping, and nausea. Nausea seems to originate from my lower intestine. If I smoke, it makes me nauseous. I have a constant feeling that something in my l...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Greetings of the day. Yes, an x-ray with barium will definitely help to delineate the ulcer and obstruction. Sometimes, there is a subacute obstruction that leads to pain intermittently whenever there is distention of the bowel. Losing weight is also indicative of some o...  Read Full »

I am uncomfortable due to excessive gas, burping, bloating and acidity. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am suffering from stomach problems like gas (excess condition every time), burping, bloating and pain in the chest (sometimes due to acidity). I always feel uncomfortable because of gas problem. I feel like my stomach is full every time. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Most probably, you have irritable bowel syndrome, which is a syndrome of nervous bowels characterized by colicky bowels that may cause constipation or diarrhea. It does not wake you up in the middle of the night. Also, it worsens in times ...  Read Full »

My bowel movement is not satisfactory. Is that a symptom of IBS?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 3 to 4 years ago, I had normal bowel movements. My bowel movement was good enough that I had to wake up to go and felt quite empty, except sometimes I had to go in the evening and also no farts. I then moved to a new place and I think the water changed; still I was quite fine with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). If there is a problem of recurrent bowel gases, then you can take treatment initially for that. If not relieved, then can undergo colonoscopy. You should also do yoga daily. Initially, please start on the following m...  Read Full »

Am I having gut flora imbalance or IBS?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with IBS-D by a gastroenterologist. My CBC, abdominal ultrasound and FOBT were all normal. I was put on one-month medication consisting of Rifagut 550 (twice per day), Colospa Retard (twice per day) and Librax. My only problem was aggressive BM, not diarrhea but a lot of...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Going through your history and reports, I do not feel anything so scary with you. Your reports are absolutely fine. It is very difficult to say whether you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or gut flora imbalance. The diagnosis of IBS is reached when we exclude all ot...  Read Full »

How to confirm H.pylori infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, I had diarrhea and vomiting. My gastroenterologist diagnosed it as GERD and found H.pylori unit 112 tested through blood. My LFT, CBC, RBC were fine with occasional white cells in my urine and uric acid was 6. I took Klaricid 500, Ospamox 1 g, Levopraid, Omeprazole and Lib...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, all laboratory reports and ultrasound abdomen reports are normal except for Helicobacter pylori antibody (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You were told to have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) based on H.pylori test, but this test might be fals...  Read Full »

My IBS is causing extreme anxiety issues. Please help me overcome it.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having IBS from the last four years. I have symptoms of anxiety, skin rashes, low sex drive, low energy, digestive issues, acidity, and heartburn. An endoscopy and colonoscopy done two years ago came back normal. But, I am following up with my doctor who recently found exce...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not look like you are harboring a major illness. Most of your symptoms are resulting from your excess stress and anxiety. Do not worry. Addressing them will cure your health issues. The breath test positivity may be due to a bacterial colonization of your st...  Read Full »

I feel bloated whenever I eat. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,My problem started two months back when I suddenly had diarrhea. I took Flagyl for a week but all in vain. Then I visited a physician, he prescribed me Rifagut 400 thrice a day for seven days, Pantocid 20 twice a day for five days and probiotic twice a day for five days. I got relief i...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query as well as the investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your reports, you seem to be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The condition responds to Rifaximin (Rifagut) for a short term. The long term trea...  Read Full »

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