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Irritable bowel syndrome and tips to reduce it - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello sir
User :   can i discuss with you about one of my health problem
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   i have little pain left side of my abdomen
User :   i have gastroentritis problem since three years
User :   i have taken medicine whenever i have this pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe about the pain?
Doctor :   Is the pain above the umbilicus or below it?
Doctor :   Is the pain cramping in nature?
User :   i had a stool test before
User :   it was told that i had amoebosis
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i had taken flagyl for 10 days but it gave me temporary relief
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   i am male and age 33
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   since three years, but not able to get cured properly
Doctor :   When was this stool test done?
User :   around 5 months back
Doctor :   Do you have irregular bowel habits?
Doctor :   Do you pass loose stools?
User :   yes sir, i go to motion three to four times
Doctor :   Ok
User :   when pain is there the loose stools happen
Doctor :   Is the pain relieved after passing stools?
User :   yes sir
User :   some kind of gas feeling in the stomach happens
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you find blood in your stools?
Doctor :   May I know when was the stool test done?
User :   this happended only once in the last three years when constipation was there i saw it in tissue wrapers
User :   the stool test was done June 2010
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptoms such as vomiting, burning abdominal pain, chest discomfort at night?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no i do not smoke and consume alcohol at all never
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptoms such as vomiting, burning abdominal pain, chest discomfort at night?
User :   vomiting is not there but only abdominal pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this chest discomfort is felt only when constipation is there
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension/liver disease?
User :   no i do not have diabetes, liver disease
User :   hypertension only when in work pressure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   From the description of your symptoms, your symptoms are consistent with one of the intestinal hypermotility condition.
Doctor :   The commonest among them is Irritable Bowel Syndrome, simply referred to as IBS.
Doctor :   This condition is a non concerning problem, however, most often complete treatment is not found.
Doctor :   It can be controlled by medications though.
Doctor :   Let me suggest you few measures that help in this condition.
Doctor :   1. Modify your diet.
Doctor :   Let your diet contain plenty of fibres such as green vegetables in it.
Doctor :   Be regular with your dietary habits.
Doctor :   2. Restrict using spicy food and caffeine.
Doctor :   3. Antispasmodic drugs such as Tab meftal spas can be taken whenever there is severe pain.
Doctor :   4. Physical exercises, yoga, meditation are helpful.
Doctor :   5. Since this condition is affected by stress and lack of sleep, proper stress management and regular sleeping habits are helpful.
Doctor :   6. Watch out for your stools, if there are blood and mucus in the stools, you will need colonoscopic examination.
Doctor :   in which the lower colon has to be studied for possible signs of inflammation or infection, in which case you will need appropriate treatment.
Doctor :   hence, watch for these.
Doctor :   if you find any consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have suggested?
User :   this advice is very much useful to me
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   sir can you give me a medicine for amoebosis
User :   it disturbs me even while working
Doctor :   Amoebiasis is a different condition totally.
Doctor :   They need antibiotics.
Doctor :   I cannot suggest you the antibiotics online as its not ethical.
Doctor :   you will need a repeat stool test with culture before that.
User :   is it
Doctor :   hence my suggestion is that you take them only if needed.
User :   before three years one doctor gave me a amoebacide which gave me very good relief
User :   that is why i asked you
User :   however i accept your advice
User :   because of this amoebacide i was going to motion also properly
Doctor :   I wouldn't recommend you taking the antibiotics every day.
Doctor :   I will suggest you to consider the following measures and get the appropriate tests from a gastroenterlogist before trying the antibiotics al over again.
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no sir that is what i wanted
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   thank you
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