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Old 01-24-2007, 02:36 AM   #1
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Is this IBS???

Hi all,
I feel a little embarrassed about this, but I'm a bit worried about it and I need to know if this sounds like something serious.

I have always had normal bowel movements, just once in the morning when I've woken up. But in the last few months I've noticed a change. When I wake up I have a bit of bloating and a bit of gas, more than usual, I can feel it moving through my stomach. I then have about 2 or 3 very soft bowel movements within the first hour of getting up. This might sound a bit gross, but they feel kind of hot, like diarrehea(sp?) but not quite as bad. Sometimes I may have another bowel movement like this during the day.

Does this sound like Irritable Bowel Syndrome and if it is, is it a serious condition? What can I do to go back to normal, should I change my diet? Sorry for asking questions with probably obvious answers but I feel too embarrassed to tell anyone about this and I'm not sure what it could be or how I can fix it. I must say that my diet isn't exactly the most healthy, but I've always eaten like this and it hasn't been a problem. I've read in other threads about hemmaroids (sp?) and fissures, does this sound like it could be one of them? I would appreciate any advice on this.

Thak you in advance for your help.

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:02 PM   #2
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Re: Is this IBS???


This does not sound like IBS.
I think you need more soluble fiber in your diet to have more formed stools.

I think you should read post #10 on the "Information Archice" at the top of this page about normal BMs.

It may be that your friendly bacteria in your intestines is out of balance. Eating a good brand of yogurt several times daily may help re-establish the friendly bacteria.

I wish you well---Harry

Old 02-06-2007, 01:57 AM   #3
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Re: Is this IBS???

Thanks Harry!
I'll hit the All Bran & Metaucil!

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