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What is the difference between symptoms from IBS and Bile acid diarrhea ?

HI, FOR YEARS I HAVE BEEN TOLD I HAVE I.B.S BUT HAVE HEARD ABOUT BILE ACID DIARRHOEA AND AM WONDERING IF IT COULD BE THAT. HAVE ASKED G,P IF I CAN TRY CHOLESTYRAMINE TABLETS BUT WAS TOLD IT IS NOT LICENSED FOR I.B.S . WHAT IF IT IS B.A.D AND WHAT CAN I DO NOW.FED UP WITH ACCIDENTS. WHAT COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE SYMPTOMS
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Bile acid diarrhea is commonly seen after cholecystectomy. IBS is usually associated with anxiety and stress and the symptoms subside once you feel relaxed. The symptoms are the main criteria of diagnosis. You can consult a gastroenterologist for differentiation.
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Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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