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How can someone with irritable bowel syndrome lead a better life?

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Dr. Sugandh Garg

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Published At January 7, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I do not know anyone suffering from IBS. Some of my family, friends, and close ones have commented about the same. I have really bad anxiety and cannot work when I am out. I have two children, and they are now saying to me the same thing. I do not get the sensation of passing stools. I get a lump in my throat. I feel sick but have no sensation at all. I have difficulty in passing stools, and they are stinky. I cannot empty my bowels. It gets stuck, and I have to remove them from my finger. I can not push it out. I have to spray water to push out my stools. However, I have watery stools. Please help.

I have changed my diet and am quite fit and not overweight. Honestly, I have thought about killing myself. I have lost all my friends, and I can not get a job which puts pressure on my family. I have split up with my children’s mother because of this. I have had tests and scans, and the results showed that it is not a big enough issue to have surgery. I have told doctors about my situation, and I can see their reaction as if they do not believe me. I get medication. I do not want to leave my house, and honestly, you have no idea what it feels like to have people say to me have you pooed yourself. I do not want to miss my children growing up; I need help.

Answered by Dr. Sugandh Garg

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

I suggest you do some diet modification. For details on a diet, please follow up.

  1. Plenty of fluid.
  2. Take a course of antibiotics.
  3. A course of deworming unless otherwise contraindicated.
  4. Get physically examined and investigated to rule out medical problems and treat them accordingly.
  5. Maintain strict hygiene.
  6. Avoid sexual contact, if any.
  7. Walk.
  8. Yoga exercise as health permits started gradually will help.
  9. Avoid stress-strain exertion by lifting heavy weights, doing rigorous exercise, etc.
  10. Take vitamin B complex capsules once daily after meals with water unless otherwise, contra indicated.
  11. Warm water saline gargle.
  12. Steam inhalation.
  13. Lactobacillus supplement twice daily unless otherwise contraindicated.

Feel free to follow up anytime.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sugandh Garg
Dr. Sugandh Garg

Internal Medicine

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