What is the cause and treatment for irritable bowel syndrome
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For the past 2 weeks I've had an urgent bowel movement every 2 days. Sometimes the toilet water is cloudy.
Posted Fri, 28 Mar 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 58 minutes later
Brief Answer: Probably you are suffering from IBS. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for writing to HCM Most probably you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). Cloudy toilet water may be due to altered consistency of stool. You need few investigations to exclude other causes.Investigations include routine hemogram, stool examination (routine and microscopic) LFT(Liver function test),ultrasound of abdomen.Further investigations can be done if needed. Irritable bowel syndrome is a disease associated with large intestine and exact etiology is not known. There is no specific treatment of this disease. It can be controlled by altering diet pattern,psychological therapy and medicines. You can take course of antibiotics containing Ofloxacin and Ornidazole twice daily for five days. You should avoid hot and spicy food. You should take plenty of fibres in your diet in the form of salad etc. If there is any stress factor,try to reduce it. You can also take tablet loperamide SOS. You should avoid cold drinks and high gas forming vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower. You may need psychological counselling if needed. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX