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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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How do I lower my zonulin level in the stool?

Query: Hi doctor,I have high inflammation in the gut. The Zonulin level in the stool is 1500. How to lower this value fast? Also, I have been feeling extremely tired for one month already. I just eradicated SIBO one month ago by taking the tablet Rifaximin. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have rightly said that there is high inflammation in the gut as Zonulin-related proteins get raised in conditions that increase gut permeability. It commonly happens when the gut becomes inflamed. Your levels are very high. The most commo...  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 Kumar 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 »

After consuming a laxative purchased online, I have had diarrhea and stomach pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with constipation for about five months now. I had a colonoscopy and a CT scan done about eight weeks ago, and it came out clear. However, in an effort to help myself, I purchased a long-term laxative online. I only took one recommended dose ten days ago. The nex...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After reviewing your whole story, it looks like you have irritable bowel syndrome. Stay cool and calm; it is a benign problem. As you see, all your tests are pretty good. In most cases, stress is a provoking factor. Follow these steps, and you will feel great. 1) Take ...  Read Full »

I developed slight nausea after taking the medications for abdominal pain and bloating. Should I stop taking them?

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 Since how long have you been taking the medications, and are you taking them regularly?  Read Full »

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