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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term used to describe conditions causing longterm inflammation of the gut. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the two types of IBD. IBD results in symptoms like diarrhea, fever, blood in stools, and loss of appetite.

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I have stomach inflammation flare-ups, and I feel like it is an ulcer. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had gastrointestinal issues for the past few years. I underwent multiple endoscopies and colonoscopy, but results along with biopsy came normal. My last endoscopy and colonoscopy were done seven months back. I have stomach inflammation flare-ups, and I feel like it is an ulcer; rec...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed medical history. Please get a CT (computed tomography) angiography of the abdomen to rule out any mesenteric lesion.   Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with IBS. What is this condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had my share of troubles with my gut for the last six months. I will turn 38 next month. Been to the ER (Emergency room) for stomach issues at least twice a month. I got to see a specialist after a long time. I have been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome). I want to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I understand your concern. I can provide you with general information based on my knowledge. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine. The exact cause of IBS is not fully understood, but it is believed...  Read Full »

I have been having abdominal discomfort, bloating, heaviness, and issues with bowel movements. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing various problems like abdominal discomfort, bloating, and heaviness. Over the past three years, I have had issues with my bowel movements. I have consulted doctors many times, and have undergone endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, ultrasound, CT scan of the abdomen, and other ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Basically, gut health is important and all the symptoms that you are having like gut issues, bloating, constipation, and heaviness are all related to a syndrome called inflammatory bowel syndrome and this can be treated...  Read Full »

Why can I not digest dairy products?

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot digest dairy products, oily foods and sweets. These all give me loose motion. What treatment should I take to combat it? My current medication is Normaxin 2.5 mg. In the past, I had Mahacef OZ, Nougat capsules and Ilaprazole during aggravation. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would be happy to assist you with your questions. To provide you with the best possible guidance, I need to gather some information from you. Have you undergone gallbladder surgery in the past? Additionally, it would be helpful to know if you have consumed alcohol ei...  Read Full »

I feel bloated and get loose motion just after eating food. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I sit or lay down to rest or sleep just after taking food I get loose motion. Often, it is mucus loose motion and high headache. Also, I get vomit. What is my problem? What treatment should I take for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The urge to defecate following food intake is a common digestive complaint, usually attributed to physiological causes such as the gastrocolic reflex, which stimulates the colon when the stomach is stretched. However, if this reflex becomes urgent, uncontrollable, or ...  Read Full »

I noticed a small amount of blood in my stool. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a small amount of blood in my stool. The blood was not bright in color, meaning that it was not due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures, and I am uncertain whether it may be related to consuming pomegranate juice two days ago. Can diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. Inflammation bowel disease and colon cancer did not present as occasional per rectal bleeding. Usually, symptoms are relatively prolonged. There is mucus and blood mixed with mucous in inflammatory bowel disease, and colon cancer is rel...  Read Full »

I skipped a dose of Linzess. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, As I was having diarrhea constantly, along with abdominal pain, and other related symptoms, I consulted a physician and was diagnosed with bowel disease. My physician had asked me to take Linzess 290 mcg every day. I have been taking it for the last two weeks and my symptoms seem to b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Linzess (Linaclotide) is a relatively new treatment for irritable bowel disease and you are responding to treatment that is great. If you miss the dose, do not worry, there is no need to take two pills the next day. Once your sympto...  Read Full »

What treatment options are available for my bowel-related issues?

Query: Hi doctor,What medications or treatment options are suitable for managing the symptoms of my multiple conditions of PCOD, chocolate cyst, adenomyosis, and inflammatory bowel disease, particularly in addressing severe pain and bowel-related issues triggered by the consumption of fatty or spicy foods?...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Take a dietitian's opinion who can suggest a diet plan based on your height, weight, body mass index, preferences, and personal likes and dislikes. Here are my suggestions: The key is to manage port...  Read Full »

Can you tell me about the effect of Vedolizumab On IBD?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and have heard about Vedolizumab as a treatment option. Can you provide insights into how Vedolizumab specifically targets inflammation in the context of inflammatory bowel disease? What are the potential side effects associated with...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Vedolizumab, an immunosuppressive drug, is utilized to address inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. This medication falls under the category of integrin receptor antagonists, working by bin...  Read Full »

My mother has back pain and bloating. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is not feeling well, and I am concerned about internal bleeding. This morning, she had a decreased appetite, foot swelling (right), and diarrhea. She has back pain along with pain and bloating in the abdomen. She just wants to go to bed. She also noticed some spotting in her underw...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diarrhea, back pain, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite are most probably due to a colon cause, which could be an inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulosis. If these episodes keep coming, your mom will need a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis.As for the spotting...  Read Full »

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