Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of chronic disorders that affect the large intestine. It causes abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and mucus in stools. IBS increases the risk of colorectal cancer.

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I was diagnosed with IBS many years back. How to get rid of its symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male, who weighs 210 lbs, and I am 5.11 feet tall. I have been having severe digestive and related symptoms for quite some time. I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but I would like a second opinion. My symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they are fine except some neutrophilia, which is indicative of some inflammation or infection somewhere. Overall, it is fine. Do you have any fever or burning while urination? There is a...  Read Full »

What can cause bloating, irregular bowel and watery stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular bowel. I feel burning sensation in the stomach and anus. If I eat anything spicy, I need to go to restroom immediately. My poop smells and is semisolid, sometimes watery but not like diarrhea. I am suffering with this condition for past one year. I am tak...  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. You are suffering from a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your history is a classical suggestive of that. However, IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. So, we need to be sure it is not anything else like ulcerative colitis, thyroid disorder or autonomic neu...  Read Full »

What is the reason for thin stools with excessive gas and burping?

Query: Hello doctor, What can cause your stools to be thin in width? Also, I have lots of gas and burping.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Narrow or pencil-thin stool may result from constipation, travel, use of some medications, changes in hormone levels, etc. Constipation is usually caused by a lack of fiber in diet or lack of daily exercise. Again, inflammation in the colon like Crohn's disease and ulce...  Read Full »

How to treat recurrent constipation and stomach bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing stomach issues like constipation for the past several years, for which I have been taking Isabgol for the past decade. For the last four to five years, the constipation was increased, for which I have shown the physician who, after doing a physical examination, said...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I do not know if your treating physician and gastroenterologist told you about avoiding gas-forming diets, reducing weight, and some regular routine exercise? I agree with the possibility of IBS. However, it is always important to rule out diabetes, cholesterol...  Read Full »

Why do I have nausea, abdominal pain, and discomfort?

Query: Hello doctor, I have ongoing GI issues for three years, almost daily. I have low-grade nausea, abdominal discomfort, stomach pain radiating to mid-back and sometimes between shoulder blades. Some days it is pretty severe. But it is there almost every day for months. I have had periods for months wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, you are right that the duration and severity are concerning. However, functional causes of abdominal pain are essentially important and should be considered here, particularly functional abdominal pain syndrome, abdominal migraine, and then irritable bowel synd...  Read Full »

How to get relief from diarrhea presenting for 5 years?

Query: I suffer from extreme diarrhea everyday, 2-3 times, ( no blood appears). I have been into this since 5-6 years but it is becoming worst year after year. I am a male , 26 years old, and weight only 46 kg. I lost around 10 KGs since the last 1.5 years. Colonoscopy/Gasrtoscopy is normal, but Biopsy say...  Read Full »


Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Thank you for the query. I have read you query and from that I understood that may be you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and it cannot be diagnosed by imaging or blood tests but ruling out other diseases helps you to get diagnosed. And about the treatment symptomatic treatment ...  Read Full »

How to treat IBS with heavy bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know some general queries about SIBO and IBS-alternating.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please detail your queries, so that the comments can be focussed.  Read Full »

How to get cured from stomach discomfort and cramps?

Query: I have stomach discomfort and cramps for a year. I have pain beneath the right and left breast bone for 8 months. It keeps on recurring. Now I have done a no.of test all negative. Accompanying symptom include arms and legs feeling fatigued. Also general weakness. I did colonoscopy and ct scan test w...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello , hope you're doing well! I can understand how frustrating it can all be to have under gone a number of investigations. Your history of prolonged illness with normal investigation results suggests an underlying diagnosis of gastritis/ irritable bowel syndrome/ celiac disease. However , a de...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to poop regularly?

Query: Good Day! I want to consult my stomach since I don't pooped regularly and needed to drink laxative tea to poop. It started in the beginning of this year. I noticed that I haven't poop in so many days (7 days to be precise), and my mom bought me a laxative tea which until now I'm still drinking the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello welcome to icliniq! hope you're feeling better! Your history and signs and symptoms suggests you have irritable bowel syndrome with predominant constipation type( IBS-C), although I need to take more detailed history before establishing diagnosis. It occurs due to some stress either emotio...  Read Full »

Why am I having problems with bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor, I am practicing as a karma yogi. I have a problem with the bowel movement. I am taking up to 30 minutes to out the dross. After practicing yoga and exercise, I am again in need to go to restroom again. I wonder how the dross is segregated without having food in the morning. I wake up at 4...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabudoss G S

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not your unique problem, but present in most of the middle aged people. You have previously tuned your bowel for tobacco and now that your yoga helps in maintaining the rhythm. However, your present condition is termed as gastrocolic reflux (increased colon motili...  Read Full »

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