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Digestive issues, get motions after eating with cramping, bloating, white spots. IBS?

Hello. I m a 21 year old female. I have recently been having digestive problems. I started with having about 2-3 bowel movements a week. I have IBS-C and had suffered from constipation until I had a diet change. Bowel movements became 2-3 a week for a few weeks. Just yesterday, my bowel movements changed. I went right after I ate, so I went around 3 times. But with it has come cramping, bloating and lots of discomfort. I would think it s IBS but, I have seen lots of white spots in my stool l, some seed like, others a little bit bigger. I would think it could be lipids passing through but I m wondering if it has to do anything with IBS? The poop is not watery but it is quite soft in appearance as well as holding a bright brown color. They have also come out a bit thinner than normal but still much thicker than a pencil.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
if you have been diagnosed with IBS I presume you are thoroughly investigated and nothing organic detected , you have to take care of your diet as advised,this episode could be having infective or parasite so please get your stool tested for R&M and if required suitable drugs antibiotics or anti helminthic drugs may be given.
If it is mal absorption it may be due to diet which you have taken.
In many patients prebiotics and pro biotic supplementation helps a lot.
Usually we ask to avoid refined sugar and milk which can test for lactose intolerance, fiber in diet usually helps, even giving psyllium /ispagula husk.
Regular exercise, yoga, meditation or tai chi, may help to keep fit and symptom free
Anti depressant and musculotropic antispasmodic drugs specific to disease may be given to give relief.
Please take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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