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Re: Do I have IBS?

Re: Do I have IBS?

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Posted by Harry on November 28, 2000 at 00:13:38:

In Reply to: Do I have IBS? posted by Aurelia on November 27, 2000 at 01:32:37:


: Hi Guys,

: I'm a new person. I've been experiencing months of cramping, bloating and diaorehhia, usually about 10-20 mins after I eat, and it doesn't matter what I eat! I could eat a salad and it does the same thing! I usually get sweaty and the pain is gone as soon as I go to the loo.
: You guys would know better than a doctor if this sounds familiar. Do I have IBS? Thanks heaps.

Hi Aurelia,
Sorry about your problems but it doesn't sound like IBS. The symptom of having a BM within 20min. after eating sounds like your gallbladder is putting out too much bile salts and if it is not re-absorbed by you small intestines and gets into the colon----it will produce diarrhea. This type of problem happens to some people after gallbladder surgery and some people with an overactive gallbladder.
I suggest you take a water soluble fiber supplement like psyllium seed husks. It is a bulk stool forming agent that will regulate your bowels and it's safe to take daily.You can find it in a powder or capsule form at most health food stores. Start off slow and increase it and it may cause gas when you first start but it will go away.
God Bless----Harry


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