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 had stomach issues and altered bowel habits for three years. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had stomach issues for the past three years, and I am attaching my reports. What could be the reason for recurrent stomach issues? Kindly help.I am currently taking the following medications.1. Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg in the morning.2. Lisinopril 20 mg at night.3. Omeprazole ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and attached laboratory investigations in detail (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Two years back, you had upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy and ileocolonos...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain, indigestion, and diarrhea, with a history of irritable bowel syndrome, and I am attaching my reports. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a history of irritable bowel syndrome for the past 20 years. As a result, I have constant diarrhea, painful stomach, and indigestion. My diet has become severely restricted as a result. I am mainly eating essential carbohydrates and proteins. I went to a specialist doctor, w...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and reviewed the reports that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). My suggestions are: 1. Your reports suggest that you have high total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. I suggest you to take tablet Fenofib...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old male with uncontrollable bowel movements. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22, almost 23 years old, male. For over a year now, I have had uncontrollable bowel movements. It consists of diarrhea 90 % of the time, and I constantly have gas pains. Six out of seven days, I continually have abdominal pain and mid to lower back pain, and I always feel the need to...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is a condition called inflammatory bowel syndrome, and the symptoms are similar. Since all the investigation is clear, I strongly suspect it is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms can often be reduced by...  Read Full »

What can be done for continuous bloating and farting?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old male. During the evening time, I started bloating and fart continuously. This is happening since last 6 to 8 months. I have high cholesterol and taking Rozavel 10. It is very embarrasing.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Rosuvastatin (Rozavel) is a lipid-lowering drug that may cause excessive flatulence in some patients. However, you might have irritable bowel syndrome. You must elaborate on your symptoms. Do you feel pain in the abdomen? Do you have a fixed time of meal? For flatulence...  Read Full »

I am under medication for irritable bowel syndrome, and recently my stool color has been mixed brown and white. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I had completed a course of tablet Rifagut (Rifaximin) - 550 mg twice a day for 15 days, and I am currently having, Librax (Chlordiazepoxide and Clinium Bromide) tablet twice a day for three weeks. Gutwant Pro (Preb...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query thoroughly. You are being treated for irritable bowel syndrome, but your symptoms do not correlate with the disease. You need a further workup to look at what is going on. Your weight is very low. The type of stool color you are having is cal...  Read Full »

I have been struggling with my bowel issues for a year. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with my bowel issues for past one year. First, I have gas which makes me uncomfortable. In the morning, my gas continues, leading to diarrhea or constipation, and this excretion leads to hemorrhoids. The symptoms sometimes disappear for about one or two weeks. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You are suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This condition is due to anxiety which causes digestive problems via the gut-brain axis. Also, it is not necessary that you need to be under stress to get this disease. There are many d...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain and I am not able to sit for long. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a stomach problem for four to five years. I do not know what it is. But, it is there all the time, and I get pain when I eat something. Another thing is that when I eat something, I get pressure on my stomach. Nowadays, I am not able to control my stomach problem. I am not a...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. A better assessment can be done if you answer the following questions. 1. Which area of the abdomen do you feel the pain? 2. Are you burping frequently? 3. How many times in a day do you pass the stools? 4....  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from stomach discomfort and pricking pain in the stomach for the last four reports?

Query: Hi doctor, Since the past four years, I am having a lot of stomach problems. It all started with loose motions at that time, and I used to take Ciplox-OZ or Norflox-OZ over-the-counter, and I used to feel better for two to three months. After a year, I started having acid reflux and burning sensat...  Read Full »

Dr. Klerida Shehu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through your concerns carefully, I feel your symptoms may be due to any one of the following. GERD (acid reflux). Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I suggest you tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg and Zenflox-OZ (combina...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old daughter has a stomach ache, constipation, and weight loss with bowel wall inflammation in ultrasound. Is it IBD?

Query: Hello doctor,My 4-year-old daughter has complained of stomach aches and constipation for past four days. She has been gradually loosing weight for the past many months. We did a ultra sound and stool test. Her ultra sound showed inflammation on her bowel wall and the stool test showed calprotectin l...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest the following: Give the child Muout powder (Polyethylene Glycol) - 4 scoops in 1 glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach for three days, followed by two scoops in 1 glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach for two weeks. Reduce...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing stomach pain with diarrhea for the last four weeks. Is there anything to worry?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing stomach pain with diarrhea for the last four weeks. I had a colonoscopy done eight weeks ago, and it was normal. However, this is something new, and I am worried it could be a bowel obstruction. I do not have a problem passing gas. Sometimes, I feel rumbling in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. All your symptoms fit the description of a disease known as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). It is a clinical diagnosis, and no investigations are required to diagnose it. Also, it is a functional disorder, so there will be nothing signific...  Read Full »

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