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    Old 09-16-2019, 06:16 PM   #1
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    Ibs questions

    I have been told by doctor I probably have IBS. This time is much worse than previous bouts. I usually have constipation but this time I am having softer BMs, not diarrhea, but unusual for me. Lots of gas, upper and lower stomach pain. I am a senior citizen and have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy about 4 years ago. I have an appointment with gastroenterologist in a couple weeks but I am scared. Think I might have GERD too. Have been under stress about other stuff since June. Maybe this contributed to this unusual bout? How long can it last?

     
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    Old 09-17-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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    Re: Ibs questions

    If you think GERD then ask for testing. Are you having upper pain in centre of chest and into your throat?

    Have you changed your diet? Do yiu take fibre supplements and probiotics?
    Are you on an Zantac or a PPI?

    Since your testing was 4 years ago....seems you are due again, especially since things have changed and your age. As well....ask to have stool testing and you checked for h.pylori.

    It's good you have an appt soon.

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