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 am an 18-year-old female with stomach pain on and off, slowly progressing when I masturbate. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female with a weight of 145 lbs, and I am having stomach issues when I masturbate. This issue has been going on for more than two months, and the pain is on and off and slowly progressing. I was prescribed Trazodone, Topamax, and Zoloft for about four years but not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You are a teenager and can have menstrual disturbance and related symptoms like abdominal pain or tender breast and mood variation before menses as premenstrual syndrome. But as you described, you have irritable b...  Read Full »

What is the cause for recurrent diarrhea for the period of about 1 year?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one year, I am having diarrhea. I went to the doctor. He wrote me some tests. My blood, urine, and feces are normal and negative for parasites. My stomach ultrasound, colonoscopy are normal. Six months later, I went to the dentist. She asked me to take Flagyl 500 mg (Me...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you described this condition to be lasting for almost more than a year, it can be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), but IBS usually starts at an early age than this, although it can happen at any age. That is why it is important to rule out all organic causes before...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain and diarrhea thrice a day. What is wrong?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from abdominal pain and diarrhea three to four times a day for the last four months. I have gone through colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy followed by a biopsy. As per the biopsy, it is a mild non-specific inflammation. So, my doctor did several tests like fecal calprotect...  Read Full »


Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following: Tablet Ondem MD (Ondansetron) 4 mg twice a day, for a month. Tablet Rablet L (a combination of Rabeprazole and levosulpiride) twice a day, for a month. ORS (oral rehydrating solution) up to two or three liters a day, for a month. Tabl...  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

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 »

My GERD symptoms reemerged when the dosage of Lansoprazole was reduced by doctor. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on Lansoprazole 30 mg for three months. This controlled my symptoms of GERD. Then the doctor reduced the dose to 15mg about four weeks ago. Now I have bad acid reflux, lots of belching, and hot flushes in my chest and back. Burping after all meals - a lot of burping, and my ch...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In such cases, I suggest a combination of tablet Rabeprazole and Levosulpiride to my patients, along with lifestyle modifications l...  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 »

Can severe constipation aggravate to malignancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having overflowing diarrhea and constipation for about four weeks now. I am under investigation and will have a colonoscopy in a few weeks. I am under investigtion for IBS. I have been under so much stress lately. Blood tests on kidneys and liver are acceptable. I also do n...  Read Full »


Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) only. So, do regular exercise, meditation, and yoga. Have a good sleep. Avoid juice and milk. I would suggest you tablet Rifagut (Rifaximin) 550 mg thrice daily after meals for ten days.  Read Full »

My father was diagnosed with IBS, and his bloating has worsened recently. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My father was diagnosed with IBS and has suffered from severe indigestion and bloating over the years. Recently, he has put on some weight, and his bloating has worsened. He has difficulty sleeping at night after meals. What could be the reason for worsened symptoms? Is it because of we...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your father's bloating is due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is a group of intestinal symptoms that can include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and gas. I suggest the following. 1. Avoid st...  Read Full »

Which is the best probiotic for acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acid reflux since 10 years. My H.pylori test is negative. I already overused Pantoprazole and it caused side effects like vitamin B12 deficiency, muscle weakness, etc. So, I would like to discontinue it. I heard that probiotics may heal my problem. Can I use probiotics? If so, th...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Yes, probiotics play a wonderful role in this. In fact the famous probiotic for this purpose available in market are Darolac-IBS and VSL-3 (lactic acid). You can take them twice a day. For furth...  Read Full »

Can PPI cause stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple problems with my stomach, it all began two years ago after taking pills which I was allergic to. My stomach became inflamed with a lot of acids, chronic antrum gastritis, and acid reflux. My stool was too soft, and I did not take any pill because my doctor did not give...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the problems can be explained by dyspepsia. Although there are certain issues like normal endoscopy and absence of inflammation. And on endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no obvious granulation tissue seen. There may be so...  Read Full »

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