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 have symptoms of intermittent diarrhea with crampy abdominal pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female with symptoms of intermittent diarrhea associated with crampy abdominal pain relieved by defecation. I noticed that diarrhea started maybe around four years ago. At first, the abdominal pain will usually occur after food intake (I could not find a particular p...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I am sorry for the discomfort you are having. Your concern at present is intermittent diarrhea with crampy abdominal pain, which is relieved with defecation. You have a history of constipation too. Constipation alternating with diarrhea...  Read Full »

Will taking Magnesium for a long duration leads to the development of laxative dependent bowel movement?

Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you regarding my bowel issues. About five years ago, I began taking moderate to high doses of Magnesium to ease my heart palpitations. This caused my stools to be very loose and easy to pass. I would normally have 2 to 3 bowel movements a day. Beginning last year, I st...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Magnesium dependency looks unlikely. Magnesium, being a laxative, helped your pre-existing condition. The symptoms you have mentioned point towards IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This is constipation-predominant IBS. In constipation-predominant IBS, you may develop SR...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get an episode of vertigo when the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I work as an engineer for a consultancy firm. A few weeks back, I noticed that my blood pressure is slightly on the higher side. I checked my BP every day at night for about 2 to 3 weeks and found that 90 % of the time, it is in the range of 135 to 150/80 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You BP (blood pressure) is on the higher side as per current international guideline. It may be due to persistent anxiety. Cardiac pain is mostly seen as central chest pain and increases on exer...  Read Full »

Can an abdominal CT detect all my abdominal abnormalities?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. My height is 170 cm, and my weight is 56 kg. I have the following symptoms related to my abdomen; Burning sensation in the right abdomen for last three years. Weight loss of about 5% every year for the past five years. Diarrhea after eating spicy food, milk, or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavin Bhupendra Vasavada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I did not find a complete CT scan (computed tomography) report, but I assume that your reports are normal. It seems you search a lot on the internet to understand your issues. Kindly remember that it causes more confusion and more question than answers. CT sca...  Read Full »

Every day, I feel to have incomplete defecation. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22 year old male, and I have an unusual problem of bowel movements. Every morning, I feel I have incomplete motion. I cannot say it is constipation, but the stool does not come out completely. Even after defecating, I still have an urge to defecate more. Then after taking breakf...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. The feeling of an incomplete bowel movement that you describe is called tenesmus in medicine. Tenesmus, as well as urgency, has quite a few possible causes, but by far the most common is the irritable and inflammatory bowel syndromes. Irritab...  Read Full »

When should I be concerned about changes in bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently had a shift in my bowel movements. They are now jagged, look fluffy; some bits will float and have light red streaks or strings on them. When I wake up in the morning, I need to have two to three bowel movements to clear my bowels completely. I am unsure what is causing m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are not on any medications, have diabetes or thyroid disorder, and have not undergone any abdominal surgeries. Recent changes in consistency and color of the stool may be due to change in dietary habits like taking more processed carbohydrates, protei...  Read Full »

Is occult blood in the stool test suggestive of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from inflammatory bowel disease for the past nine years. And I am noticing white ball-like structures in my stool for the past year. I consulted my doctor for this issue, and he advised me to do a stool test. The reports showed the presence of occult blood. I am worried ...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will help you with it. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disorder, and it does not have an organic cause. I have thoroughly read the history you have provided. Kindly share the results of all the investigations that...  Read Full »

How can I get relief from heartburn and bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old suffering from anxiety disorder, and I took some related medicines for a few years and still take Mirtazapine. I have weight issues from a couple of years. I do blood examinations regularly, which come back normal. Lately, I am having problems with heartburn. I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms are related to bowel disturbance. This is multiple issue disorder, as you are presenting with pain, excessive burping, and heartburn. And you also have constipation. This is called IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). All the symptoms are interrelated. See if...  Read Full »

How to get relief from diarrhea presenting for 5 years?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from extreme diarrhea every day, two to three times (no blood appears). I have been into this for five to six years, but it is becoming worst year after year. I am a 26-year-old male of weight only 46 kg. I lost around 10 kgs in the last one and a half years. Colonoscopy or gast...  Read Full »


Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and from that, I understood that maybe you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. It cannot be diagnosed by imaging or blood tests, but ruling out other diseases helps you get diagnosed. And about the treatment symptomatic treatment alon...  Read Full »

Does a high CRP level indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female. I recently have been experiencing some GI issues. I had an endoscopy which showed mild duodenitis that has resolved. However, I have had some minor rectal bleeding lately after running or exercising hard, so a colonoscopy has been scheduled, and I did have a CB...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from GI (gastrointestinal issues). In addition, you have obesity and thyroid problems, as well as a history of thyroidectomy. For rectal bleeding, you have recen...  Read Full »

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