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Bloated and discomfort 34 yr old

im 34 yr old and for the last five to six years, after eating I will get bloated and at night time, I feel like I cant breath im so bloated, then I will get the runs, and I went to a specialist and he mention IBS but here is the catch.... it only happens in the winter ...... in the summer time I can eat what ever I want, but once the winter hits, I have to change my eating habits, but I still get the symptoms. the specialist also told me to take probiotics but that did not help much.
Asked On : Wed, 15 Sep 2010
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It could be acid peptic disease with periodicity or an IBS. It is immaterial as both are benign conditions. What is important to know is whether you are losing weight or appetite or have any black tarry stools. You should get 3 consecutive samples of stool occult blood, CBC and ESR. IBS is also known to have periodicity as may not be throughout the year. If stool occult blood is positive, you may require upper GI and lower GI endoscopy.
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