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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for diarrhoea and constipation

I am suffering from probably IBS ,since last eight years I was having more of watery ,diarrhea like stools sometimes they were normal, sometimes constipation. It was having effect on my weight also. Now finally I was operated for hemorrhoidectomy. Now I have been advised for fibre rich foods. 6 to 8 glasses of water. Some painkillers and antibiotics with suksarak as laxative. I was already following a vegetarian diet I don t have any addictions and don t eat non veg food, meat fish, eggs, poultry. After operation though I am following the directions, diet, I am still having constipation and burning sensation after evacuations. And the contraction of the muscle,inflamed vein takes it because of stress .kindly advise.
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response

It would be a reason for evaluation so that a more serious condition is not missed.

Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, amitryptiline is a good medicine for IBS. and changing diet changes things.

Personally, certain plant sugars are a problem and avoiding them fixed things.

Dairy with lactose intolerance is probably the most common. Gluten is NOT common but ironically is under-diagnosed in the US until recently. There is a perfectly good simple test for it.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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