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What Are The Symptoms And Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

I have what I believe is IBS - something along those lines for sure. I've had this for most of my 50 years alive. I've only had one rectal exam my whole life. My father died with colon cancer, my mother and my sister both have Crohns. My bottom is in constant itch mode - I apply cream and it's good for a couple of days, then returns. It never goes away. So my doctor in Calgary, while I was there, checked my prostate. He said it was small, so I asked is that a good thing? He says Yes. I Googled it and I find out that a small prostate CAN BE signs of something more serious, like cancer. Why did he not send me for scope work right away? This is 3 years ago, and I'm trying to get my current doctor to help me out here - this is ridiculous. My question I guess is, if my prostate is small, should I be getting it checked?? Also, because my prostate is small, could that be because of my stomach/colon issues?; since they are in the same vicinity. thank you for reading this long story :)
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
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Hello,

The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are :

-Pain and Cramping.
-Diarrhoea.
-Constipation.

I recommend taking daily probiotics. I also recommend drinking liquids and using a fibre-rich diet.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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What Are The Symptoms And Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Hello, The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are : -Pain and Cramping. -Diarrhoea. -Constipation. I recommend taking daily probiotics. I also recommend drinking liquids and using a fibre-rich diet. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician