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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Hey guys! I just got diagnosed with IBS. I was told after a colonoscopy that I have internal hemorrhoids. I went to the bathroom today and I guess one popped but I was told they stop bleeding after 10ish minutes. It’s been bleeding like a bad period ( I know it’s not my period) for 4-5 hours. Has anyone else had this happen?

A myIBSteam Member said:

if it bleeds alot go see a doctor to have them removed.

posted 16 days ago

What to do next??

What to do next??

I am at a bit of a loss here. I have been on this "investigation" of why my stomach sucks for the last 2 years but have suffered silently for the last 15 years.

I have had an endoscopy done a year and a half ago. This revealed a hernia in my stomach. There was not much mentioned to me about this, if it was of any cause for concern or how to manage any symptoms that I am having that could be related to it.

Three months ago, after bringing back to the table that I am still having stomach issues… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

What is the routine and how much do you take of the miralax, Metamucil and Do you take some in morning and at night? Thanks

posted 2 months ago

Peppermint oil capsules

Peppermint oil capsules

After i had my colonoscopy and other tests. The specialist reccomended that i should try peppermint tea to help with my IBS. Today i found some peppermint oil capsules in poundland. Has anyone tried these for IBS? Do they work? What medications should they not be taken with? I read that they are also good for colds so i have taken one as i am just starting to come down with a cold and hoping it will help nip it in the bud.

A myIBSteam Member said:

I know they work for some people but they actually made mine worse.

posted 3 months ago

How many of you have seen a specialist for your IBS?

How many of you have seen a specialist for your IBS?

My old GP diagnosed me 10 years ago with IBS but i never knew i should have seen a specialist until now. I'm just wondering how many more out there haven't seen a specialist

A myIBSteam Member said:

I see a Gastro guy but he is so busy. He did say to use Lactaid milk. It makes a big difference.

posted 7 days ago

Linzess

Linzess

I had started to take Linzess ... diarrhea for approx 2 weeks took Imodium (1 dosage) while still taking Linzess ... no diarrhea. Since then I’m constipated - I did a couple days Miralax. (Still on Linzess). Still not have regular bowel movements/constipation. Is this common with Linzess plus IBS?????

A myIBSteam Member said:

I tried that one day and now I am just writing down when I do. I take a stool softner too.gluten free helped me a hew years ago. I lose 20 lbs.

posted almost 2 years ago

Does the bowel screening test they send to your home would the result show if you had a polyp in the rectum

Does the bowel screening test they send to your home would the result show if you had a polyp in the rectum

Does the bowel screening test that they send to your home show up if you had a polyp in the rectum?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I would call the doctor to ask but a Colonoscopy will give a picture but the at home kit does not have that imaging

posted 3 months ago

With ibs do you have pain on the left side and it goes over to and above the pelvic area.

With ibs do you have pain on the left side and it goes over to and above the pelvic area.

I have pain mostly on the left side along with constapation. It will sometimes travel over to the right side but not often. Is that common.

A myIBSteam Member said:

That's how I found out I had IBS. Pain in the left side, so bad that I couldn't walk. Along with a 7 day constipation. After a colonoscopy, I was told I… read more

posted 10 months ago

What test needs to determine ibs

What test needs to determine ibs

Yes I would like to know from everyone, what tests did your specialist perform to determine you had ibs?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I recall having the a flexible sigmoidoscope. Camera up the bum in layman's terms.

posted about 1 year ago
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