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Has Anyone Had A Colonoscopy For IBS?

Has Anyone Had A Colonoscopy For IBS?

My doctor has just referred me for a colonoscopy as my IBS symptoms have gotten worse in recent months. Though while I think it's stress related my doctor wants to rule out other things especially Crohns as my mum and brother are sufferers. I'm terrified of having one as I know I'm going to have to take drugs to completely clear out my system and having diarrhea always fills me with utter dread and my anxiety goes sky high!

A myIBSteam Member said:

Hang in there Ali! The prep is difficult but you can do it. Ruling out possible diagnoses was worth the prep for me.

posted about 4 hours ago

Can Frequent Enema Use Lead To Getting Hooked On Enemas?

Can Frequent Enema Use Lead To Getting Hooked On Enemas?

I've had chronic constipation since age 14,doctors back then told my mom to give me Fleet enema if I didn't have a BM by day 3 ,well I wound up having to get enemas from my mom (an exn LVN),almost every week till now(I'm in 50s)..
I just read that too frequent of enemas can cause dependence on enemas anyone else know?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I've tried that but didn't work,so have to stick with enemas

posted about 1 month ago

IBS And Endometriosis?

IBS And Endometriosis?

anyone else struggle with IBS and endometriosis? Recently had a colonoscopy and endoscopy to determine symptoms and investigate. No new huge changes, we've changed my IBS meds, which seemed to help at first. Now I'm having all my symptoms again: bloating after every single meal (like CRAZY bloating), nausea is back, cramps. But I'm unsure if it's my IBS or endometriosis. I've also had surgeries in the past for the endometriosis. I'm just unsure what to do now.

A myIBSteam Member said:

Hi Amber. There may be a correlation with your endometriosis but the bloating, pain, etc after a meal sounds more like IBS since that wouldnt happen… read more

posted 2 months ago

Has Anyone Tried IB Guard For Bloating And Gas?

Has Anyone Tried IB Guard For Bloating And Gas?

Any suggestions on other products? I also have Gerd so not sure if the peppermint in IB guard will bother my Gerd ?
Suggestions ?

A myIBSteam Member said:

IBGUARD Made my acid reflux worse

posted 12 days ago

Is Left Upper Thigh Spasms A Symptom Of Ibs? Had Bright Yellow Liquid Poop Day Before With Stomach Pain.

Is Left Upper Thigh Spasms A Symptom Of Ibs? Had Bright Yellow Liquid Poop Day Before With Stomach Pain.

A myIBSteam Member said:

Hello Dearest Friends, hope everyone is good for the July 4th holiday. I am staying home just like always. My IBS has been good for the most part. My… read more

posted 3 months ago

Fiber Supplements For IBS D Making Things Worse!

Fiber Supplements For IBS D Making Things Worse!

Hi, I am new here. I have had what I believe is IBS-D for many years. About 15 years ago I saw a GI doc, had a colonscopy, and was told to just take a fiber supplement. The fiber supplement made me much worse. Last year I was tested for Celiac and the test was negative. I have also tried a gluten free diet without success. Also had a test for my pancreas and that is normal as well.
I am seeing a different GI doctor now and am scheduled for Colonscopy soon. He… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Hello, I suffer from IBS-C. I was told to do low FODMOPS too, but also told it’s a constipating diet. So I stick to no gluten, dairy, yeast, legumes,… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Doesn’t Anyone Else With INS Deal With Mucus Coming From The Rectum? I Don’t Know What To Do. Seems Neither Does The Doctor. Help

Doesn’t Anyone Else With INS Deal With Mucus Coming From The Rectum? I Don’t Know What To Do. Seems Neither Does The Doctor. Help

Doesn’t anyone else with IBS deal with mucus coming from the rectum? I don’t know what to do. Seems my doctor doesn’t either. Help!

A myIBSteam Member said:

I get that too sometimes but not sure what causes it. Maybe from swallowing post nasal drop. I have a lot of sinus issues also.

posted 14 days ago

Do Anyone Experience Shaking ?

Do Anyone Experience Shaking ?

Hi ..so i started shaking at work and it didn't calm down ...can this be due to ibs ? When I'm nervous i shake ..when I'm exited i shake ...why ?

Hemmeroids And Fissures With Flare

Hemmeroids And Fissures With Flare

I’ve had both IBS and hemmeroids since I was a teenager. I recently was diagnosed with hEDS (Hypermobile Ehler Danlos Syndrome) which my rheumatologist said could cause my hemmeroids and fissures. I’ve had bleeding on and off for years, but it’s become more frequent and intense lately. Does anyone else get hemmeroids or fissures with an IBS flare? I’m still not convinced the IBS is causing all these problems, the bleeding and pain. Does anyone else have any experience with… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Yes me too

posted about 2 months ago

Today A Hamburger Gave Me Diarrhea. Also Cocerned With Stress And High Blood Pressure. HELP Please

Today A Hamburger Gave Me Diarrhea. Also Cocerned With Stress And High Blood Pressure. HELP Please

My dr. Wants me. To get a blood pressure monitor and take it at home to see if my meds is working. I'm afraid my stress of doing that will cause it to go up. I have an anxiety disorder and depression

A myIBSteam Member said:

Peggy, taking your own BP at home is easy, so if it causes you anxiety at first then know that will lessen quickly. I’ve done it for years and it is a… read more

posted 3 months ago
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