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Long term complications of IBS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Just came through your site..
User :   want to get some experience
User :   What is your speciality?
Doctor :   I'm A general practitioner
User :   ok
User :   I do have the problem of IBS..
User :   for more than 3 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   even though it doesn't create any harm..stuffing more on mental dilemma
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   what is the best way to get out of these?
User :   32, software, bangalore, unmarried
Doctor :   IBS can only be controlled with diet and healthy lifestyle measures , not cured
User :   what are the consequences of this?
User :   what if I carry the symtom for another 10 years?
Doctor :   if by consequences- you mean long term complications..
User :   yes
Doctor :   you are at a higher risk of developing colon cancer than someone who does not have IBS
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you had a colonoscopy examination for your problem- and has a diagnosis of IBS been made by a gastroenterologist after that?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   nothing as serious
User :   And he said that this will never lead to Colon cancer..
Doctor :   yes- it is only a long term risk- it just puts you in a higher risk group
Doctor :   than someone who does not have IBS
User :   I have even consulted the doctors in Delhi..and even their answers were the same..
User :   what medicine shuld I use it get out of this?
Doctor :   diet control
User :   what abt the Alchohol consumtion?
User :   will it add up the symptom?
Doctor :   yes
User :   just provide some medicine name?
Doctor :   sorry- medications cannot be prescribed online- without a physical examination
User :   ok.
User :   so what is the value addition you plan to provide through the site?
Doctor :   please try consuming a high fiber diet and eliminate high gas foods from your diet
User :   thats fine
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Is the homeopathic medicne is better than alopathic?
User :   like the one from Batra?
User :   in this regard?
Doctor :   I cannot comment on that, as I absolutely have no idea about homeopathy or how it works
User :   ok.
User :   Thank you so much for your advice.
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye
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