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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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Could IBS be the reason for my constipation and gas trouble?

Query: Hello doctor, For how long is it normal to be constipated? Is it dangerous to experience constipation for two and a half months? I have been using Metamucil gummies two to three times per week to promote bulky stools; is it okay to continue taking Metamucil for over two months? Although I strain w...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you provided. For constipation, I suggest having a banana at night, preferably a ripe one with a glass of water. Prunes are also a good option for the evening. There is no harm in taking gummies. Thi...  Read Full »

I have had constipation for 14 weeks. Can it be due to irritable bowel syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor,I think I have irritable bowel syndrome. I had constipation which lasted for about 14 weeks. I had to take Laxido. I had two bowel movements per day. One was mainly solid, and the other was watery. I also have bloating, acid reflux, and a bad taste in my mouth. There is also stomach pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your question on icliniq. I can understand your concern. Yes, this can be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Constipation can be prolonged in IBS. Regarding throat cancer, is there any hoarseness of voice? Any neck lymph node? Did you undergo any tests?...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from frequent passing of gas and stools immediately after eating?

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently having digestive problems for the last six months. I have issues with passing gas frequently, and food does not stay in my stomach whenever I eat; I need to go to the toilet soon to excrete. A few years ago, I had the same problem, and I did an endoscopy twice. Once, it c...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Based on your history and description, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is more likely. IBS is often associated with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). And both these are associated with stress, anxiety, bad eating habits, alcohol and...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex, and I suffered from gastric problems after that. Are these related?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse about five years ago. After the intercourse, I became sick the next day and was hospitalized for a few days. I started noticing some gastric problems since then that will not go away. I have been diagnosed with H.pylori infection, and I received the treatm...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through your detailed history. Bacillus is a group of bacteria that are gram-positive. They can be found in stool, vomiting, and food samples. So basically, they have a fecal-oral transmission route and cause food poisoning. So s...  Read Full »

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