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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My daughter’s ultrasound showed inflammation on her bowel wall.

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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following: 1. 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 wee...  Read Full »

Can IBS medications alter stool color?

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 Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Should I quit my meds for stomach pain as I feel nauseous?

Query: Hello doctor, I had stomach pain, bloating, gurgling and pelvic pressure one month ago. A left ovary follicle and grade 1 fatty liver were found in my ultrasound. My (cancer antigen) CA125 value was 9. I was referred to a gastroenterologist who recommended the tablet Pantoprazole and Normaxin for te...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since how long have you been taking the medications, and are you taking them regularly?  Read Full »

Are frequent bowel movements with mucus signs of bowel cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. I have severe anxiety, but I am not on medication due to breastfeeding my toddler. I am overweight, and my recent blood work showed high WBC (white blood count) (it is always on the high side for me) due to an eye infection. After antibiotics, it went down. My...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your concern extensively. In my opinion, you are suffering from IBS-C (Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation). It is a functional disorder of the intestine. It can be managed with medicines and relaxation techniques so that anxiety can be taken care...  Read Full »

I frequently have diarrhea and constipation, will there be any chances of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, Here are my symptoms: I would associate chronic dull left side pain for years with my endometriosis, so I did not think much of it. I have normal stools on some days mixed with constipation and diarrhea on other days. I am taking Vesicare, which causes constipation, and contributed to m...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and colorectal carcinoma are two extremes of the spectrum of the GI (gastrointestinal) diseases. The former is functional non-serious, while the latter is a severe condition. However, it is not only the type of symptoms, which m...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my severe stomach pain form belly button to lower stomach once in a while?

Query: Hi doctor, Every four or so months, l get these episodes of severe stomach pain that radiates from my belly button and to my lower stomach. These pains often last for four hours with it being constant. It feels like something is stabbing me internally and like my intestines are being ripped. With mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What medication are you using for IBS (irritatable bowel syndrome)? Are you taking it regularly or not? Do you have constipation or diarrhea? Have you experienced any vomiting, loss of weight, fever or burning micturition? Does your stress have any relation with your...  Read Full »

I have stomach spasms and indigestion issues. Is this IBS?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 16 years old with 5'7" height and weigh around 133 pounds. About two weeks ago, I was sitting in class, and I started having these excruciating stomach spasms. It was not an out of the blue thing because I had been having issues concerning my abdomen for about three months before t...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) has a familial association, and it usually causes pain in the left side of the abdomen and sometimes in the epigastrium with dyspeptic symptoms. The diagnosis of IBS (irritatable bowel syndrome) does not doubt in your case. The bloo...  Read Full »

What condition can cause chronic constipation and gas problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male facing persistent constipation and gas issues for approximately one and a half years. I have sought advice from several doctors, who usually recommend digestion tonics and tablets. One of them advised me to engage in regular exercise and morning walks, but it ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. You appear to be experiencing symptoms consistent with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS has three types: diarrhea-predominant, constipation-predominant, and mixed variety. In your case, it seems to be IBS-constipation...  Read Full »

I have pain and white strings in my stool. What is it?

Query: Hi, I am a 34 year old female. I noticed what looks like white strings in my stool. I am also having symptoms like abdominal cramps and pain, severe fatigue, memory issues, dizziness, and sometimes constipation. I am hoping it is not parasites. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms which you have mentioned are related to two diseases, parasites or IBS. To confirm if it is parasites, stool routine examination has to be done.  This might be due to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) also. This condition presents with alternate constipation wit...  Read Full »

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