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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of chronic disorders that affect the large intestine. It causes abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and mucus in stools. IBS increases the risk of colorectal cancer.

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I have IBS, vitamin B12 deficiency, and soreness of the tongue.

Query: Hi doctor, I have irritable bowel syndrome and suspected vitamin B12 deficiency and currently am not taking any medication. My right side of my tongue has become very sore and looks red and inflamed. On the same side, my wisdom tooth has grown in sideways but I can still talk and swallow without an...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I have gone through your query (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity).The gingival health, the papillary health of the tongue and even the floor of the mouth health is severely impacted. This happens commonly in people who suff...  Read Full »

I have a few issues despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hypertension, tachycardia, and gastrointestinal issue for a few months. I have been taking medications like tablet Nebivolol 5 mg daily, vitamin D3 6000 IU daily, and vitamin K 150 mg daily. I do not take drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. My blood test results are as follo...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the information provided, it is difficult to provide a definitive diagnosis. However, given the symptoms you have described, it is possible that you are experiencing some kind of infection or inflammation. Your cardiologist's suggest...  Read Full »

I have irritable bowel syndrome. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I do not know anyone suffering from IBS. Some of my family, friends, and close ones have commented about the same. I have really bad anxiety and cannot work when I am out. I have two children, and they are now saying to me the same thing. I do not get the sensation of passing stools. I ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you do some diet modification. For details on a diet, please follow up. Plenty of fluid. Take a course of antibiotics. A course of deworming unless otherwise contraindicated. Get physically examined and investigated to rule ...  Read Full »

What are the specific ways to bring down the symptoms of IBS?

Query: Hi doctor, Please suggest about the specific ways to reduce the IBS symptoms.  Read Full »

Dr. Mukherjee Koushik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Irritable bowel syndrome has these symptoms such as decreased sleep at night, depression, musculoskeletal pain or fibromyalgia, decreased sexual performance, and inadequate attention. IBS can be diarrhea-predominant or constipation predominant or mixed. In the case of ...  Read Full »

Can IBS medications alter stool color?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I had completed a course of tablet Rifagut (Rifaximin) - 550 mg twice a day for 15 days, and I am currently having, Librax (Chlordiazepoxide and Clinium Bromide) tablet twice a day for three weeks. Gutwant Pro (Preb...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query thoroughly. You are being treated for irritable bowel syndrome, but your symptoms do not correlate with the disease. You need a further workup to look at what is going on. Your weight is very low. The type of stool color you are having is cal...  Read Full »

I have a sore tongue with white bumps. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a sore tongue for over two years now. It is mostly on my right side. I have some squishy white bumps on the right side of my tongue that have not grown or changed since I first noticed them over two years ago. I have one on the left side too squishy and never c...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The sore tongue you have been experiencing for over two years with squishy white bumps on the right side that have not grown or changed may be related to a few different conditions. One possibility is a condition called oral lichen planus, wh...  Read Full »

I have an itchy bump near the anus. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gurgling sounds in the stomach and intestine. My stool constantly changes its consistency from a normal flat stool to loose stools and back to normal. I saw blood while wiping and an external bump near the anus for like two years, which expands and then goes back to normal a...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Based on the images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you are suffering from two conditions simultaneously. One is piles and the other irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I will suggest treatme...  Read Full »

Can long-term use of magnesium lead to laxative dependency?

Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you regarding my bowel issues. About five years ago, I began taking moderate to high doses of Magnesium to ease my heart palpitations. This caused my stools to be very loose and easy to pass. I would normally have 2 to 3 bowel movements a day. Beginning last year, I sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Magnesium dependency looks unlikely. Magnesium, being a laxative, helped your pre-existing condition. The symptoms you have mentioned point towards IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This is constipation-predominant IBS. In constipation-predominant IBS, you may develo...  Read Full »

Why do I have nausea, abdominal pain, and discomfort?

Query: Hello doctor, I have ongoing GI issues for three years, almost daily. I have low-grade nausea, abdominal discomfort, stomach pain radiating to mid-back and sometimes between shoulder blades. Some days it is pretty severe. But it is there almost every day for months. I have had periods for months wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, you are right that the duration and severity are concerning. However, functional causes of abdominal pain are essentially important and should be considered here, particularly functional abdominal pain syndrome, abdominal migraine, and then irritable bowel syndro...  Read Full »

My daughter’s ultrasound showed inflammation on her bowel wall.

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old daughter has complained of stomach aches and constipation for past four days. She has been gradually loosing weight for the past many months. We did a ultra sound and stool test. Her ultra sound showed inflammation on her bowel wall and the stool test showed calprotectin ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest the following: 1. Give the child Muout powder (Polyethylene Glycol) - 4 scoops in 1 glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach for three days, followed by two scoops in 1 glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach for two wee...  Read Full »

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