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Alternative and complementary therapies include approaches that are considered to be outside the mainstream of traditional health care. Alternative and traditional approaches to IBS treatment overlap to a certain extent. Like traditional doctors, ...[read article]

Tests for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoi...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible camera to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon. The colon is the lowest portion...  More
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The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoi...  More
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Stool Examination
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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A lactose tolerance test is a test that measures how well your body can process lactose, a type of sugar found in dairy products. Normally the body is able to proce...  More
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Self Care for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Dietary Modification
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Avoid Milk and Milk Products
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Prescribed Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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TEGASEROD (te GAS a rod) is used to treat women who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation as their main problem. It may also be used for relief of c...  More
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HYOSCYAMINE (hye oh SYE a meen) is used to treat stomach and bladder problems. It is also used for rhinitis, to reduce some problems caused by Parkinson's dise...  More
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PROPANTHELINE (proe PAN the leen) is used in combination with other medicines to treat peptic ulcer disease.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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IMIPRAMINE (im IP ra meen) is used to treat depression. This medicine can also help children who have a nighttime bed wetting problem.  More
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ALOSETRON (al OH se tron) is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. It is reserved for those women who have severe diarrhea as the main symptom and ...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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DICYCLOMINE (dye SYE kloe meen) is used to treat bowel problems including irritable bowel syndrome.  More
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METHYLCELLULOSE (meth ill SELL yoo lose) is a bulk-forming laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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ATROPINE; HYOSCYAMINE; PHENOBARBITAL; SCOPOLAMINE (A troe peen; hye oh SYE a meen; fee noe BAR bi tal; skoe POL a meen) is used to treat different bowel problems in...  More
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belladonna alkaloids
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CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE; CLIDINIUM (klor dye az e POX ide; kli DI nee um) is a stomach relaxant and a benzodiazepine. It is used to lower stomach acid in peptic ulcer dise...  More
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LUBIPROSTONE (loo bi PROS tone) is a laxative. It is used to treat chronic constipation.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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PSYLLIUM (SIL i yum) is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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METHYLCELLULOSE (meth ill SELL yoo lose) is a bulk-forming laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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Medical Procedures for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Counseling
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Psychological Counseling
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