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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   I have many mornings where I have a regular bowel movement but quickly followed by several urgent others that are loose, narrow thin Afte those I am fine Waht may be going on?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   49 and male
Doctor :   Since when are you having this symptoms?
User :   I have had it of and on for a few months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you get painful bowel movements?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have abdominal pain (gastritis), symptoms of indigestion, nausea or vomiting?
User :   no after i go i feel normal
Doctor :   Do you feel like passing stool after a meal?
User :   only after breakfast. it is limited to mornings and not every day
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no smoking. i have usually a glass of wine most days
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no i take lipitor and my doctor is watching my sugar but last check 2 months ago was fine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you,.
Doctor :   You are probably having irritable bowel syndrome.
Doctor :   This is not a disease.
Doctor :   It is just a condition in which the motility of the bowel is increased.
Doctor :   The exact cause for this is yet to be discovered.
Doctor :   However, they are associated with few factors.
Doctor :   Factors such as diet, stress, life style and genetic factors.
Doctor :   Hence few modifications in your dietary habits, life style and stress management should make you feel better.
Doctor :   Some of those measures include
Doctor :   1. Avoiding hot and spicy food.
Doctor :   2. Restricting the use of caffeine, alcohol
Doctor :   3. If you find that your symptoms are precipitated by certain diet or special food items, you may have to avoid it.
Doctor :   4. Physical exercise
Doctor :   5. Good sleep, yoga and meditation.
Doctor :   You do not need any medications or multiple tests.
Doctor :   However, if your symptoms are more frequent or if you develop pain while passing stool, or if you find blood in stools, I would suggest you to consult a doctor (gastroenterologist) for evaluation.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes sounds like good advice. like i said it is occasional and otherwise i am pretty healthy it is more of an annoyance. iget it often when i am away in a hotel probably because of diet
Doctor :   Yes, as diet and stress plays a major role in this condition.
Doctor :   So you need not worry much about these issues.
Doctor :   Modifying the diet and stress is just what you need.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   no, thanks doc for your info
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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