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Symptoms and treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Good evening sir
Doctor :   Good Evening
User :   Ok sir i told you that i have a problem of ibs
Doctor :   your query was about Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go ahead with your present query
User :   Can you memorise you suggest me and help me in past
Doctor :   tell me about your present query
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   that would save us both a lot of time
User :   few days i was ok today i feel pain in my abdomen and i had to go to toilet 3 times
User :   and the stool was not ok.It was not loose but not solid also.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Everyday i take ELDICET medicine twice a daily
Doctor :   ok
User :   After stool the pain is gone.
Doctor :   ok
User :   But being the semi solid stool i am very much scared
Doctor :   the main reason for IBS is stress
Doctor :   are you under any stress recently
User :   Tomorrow i have Exam and i have to go early in the morning.So i am very much scared
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   just try to stay calm and take the tablet as usual
Doctor :   empty your bowels just before the exam
Doctor :   eat a bland diet just before going to exam
User :   After 3 times going to toilet i dont had to go to but its not possible to go 3 times as i have to leave early in the morning
Doctor :   bread and milk or milk with cereal would be best
User :   Last day i ate an ICE-CREAM.Is this for icecream
Doctor :   no ice cream does not cause ibs
Doctor :   it may be just due to stress
Doctor :   just before you start relieve yourself
Doctor :   and take a bland breakfast at least half hour to 40 min
Doctor :   before you start
User :   But i dont have any stress.And the abdominal pain is too much.
User :   Why the stool is semi solid?
User :   Though everyday i take medicine
Doctor :   it happens that way in ibs
Doctor :   the stool is sometimes semi-solid and sometimes watery
Doctor :   just continue with the medicine and follow the tips i gave you
User :   Sir could you please tell me that all the symptom are IBS.because i dont no and what should i do and when i will be free from i cant tolerate its too irritating i cant go outside early in the morning and i always scaerd to go outside.Please help me
Doctor :   ok
User :   Every minute i am scared
Doctor :   the main symptoms of ibs are alternating diarrhea with constipation with cramping abdominal pain
User :   Yes sometimes i face constipation also
Doctor :   it occurs due to stress, eating a lot of outside and junk foods
Doctor :   and repeated gut infections
User :   what is repeated gut infections ?
Doctor :   there will also be a bloated feeling of stomach
User :   Yes sir
Doctor :   repeated diarrhea following eating outside foods
Doctor :   there will be gas formation and mucus in the stool
Doctor :   or semisolid stool
Doctor :   you should start by introducing fibre gradually into your diet'
Doctor :   avoid soft drinks and carbonated drinks
Doctor :   are you there
User :   I have the problem since 8-10 months
Doctor :   avoid cabbage and cauliflower
User :   I cant tolerate sir
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you should be patient as it slowly resolves
Doctor :   you should continue the medicine that you are using
User :   how many days it will take?
Doctor :   we cannot say for sure as it varies between individuals
User :   and how many days i should contonue my medicine
User :   But generally?
Doctor :   also if you are depressed or stressed out you should concentrate on
Doctor :   removing it by yoga, meditation or even psychiatric counselling
Doctor :   as i told you, it depends upon the individual
User :   Everyday i go to gym
Doctor :   you may have to use medicines to manage stress
User :   As i am underweight i think weight tranning is the best way to gain weight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can do all that
User :   Go to gym is ok for me?
Doctor :   it will not affect your ibs in any way as i told you before
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   if you want you can try alternative medicine like acupuncture
Doctor :   you can also try ayurvedic medicines if it suits you
User :   Tomorrow i have exam so any othe medicine should i take though i eill take my medici at 9 o clock
Doctor :   you dont need anything else
Doctor :   if just before the exam you have loose motions
User :   But if tomorrow i find loose motin then?I have an exam
Doctor :   then you can take Tab. Eldoper 2 mg
Doctor :   one tab
Doctor :   half hour to 40 min before the exam
Doctor :   but should be taken only of you have more than 3 episodes of motion
Doctor :   otherwise its not necessary and will subside by itself
User :   Ice cream is not the reason?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you
User :   But last 15 days i was totally ok
User :   But today?
Doctor :   that shows its because of anxiety and stress
Doctor :   because of the exam
Doctor :   you should learn stress management
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   No sir i dont have such strees
User :   yes sir
User :   I totally avoid outside food
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it will take time to regress
Doctor :   you just have to be patient
User :   Thank you so much sir
Doctor :   and get on with your life
User :   Good Night
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   Yes sir
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