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  1. General Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I've been a long time follower of the group but never signed up so this is my first post and I hope that some of you can help me. I'm 35F in the UK and have been diagnosed with IBS for 14 years. I have both types so I'm IBS-A. I generally manage my life with diet and various...
  2. Leaky Gas (LG) / Incontinence / Odor
    Nurses and doctors say it can smell like: barnyard/zoo smell, rotting meat, dead rotting fish, soiled diapers, backed up sewage / outhouse. All smells used to describe TMAU. But TMAU is an extremely rare condition, so I wonder if maybe C.Diff could be mistaken for it? I'm not sure if this odor...
  3. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello everyone, I have chronic constipation along with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). My doctor prescribed me antibiotics to help with the bacterial infection, but I'm worried it will irritate my gut flora even more. Is it worth it? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks so much...
  4. General Discussion
    I'll start at the beginning, because hopefully someone here can spot something every doctor I've talked to has dismissed. Sorry for the length, I'm just looking for some feedback or suggestions. About 1 1/2 - 2 months ago, I remember eating some spoiled deli meat late at night. I didn't think...
  5. Your Story
    I have never posted here before, but i often find myself on this site in moments of desperation. i'm a 21 y/o female. i was diagnosed with IBS a few years ago and it seemed relatively under control (aside from a couple bouts with stomach flu throwing things off balance) until about a week ago i...
  6. General Discussion
    Hello I am almost certainly diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome by my doctor. I developed it after having a bad stomach bug 8 months ago and never really recovered except for a few months at a time. I am currently having an IBS "attack" and was wondering how long do they usually last for...
  7. General Discussion
    Hi all, I've been ill for 2 years, doctors have diagnosed me with IBS. But what's killing me is that I think I could have "caught" these digestive system problems from a past partner. Here's the story: I gave oral to a partner and afterwards I heard people saying that he stunk up toilets...
  8. General Discussion
    Approximately 6 months ago I caught an unknown infection. The infection infected my eyes, complete respiratory system, complete digestive system, genitourinary system and I don't know what else. The infection lasted the longest in my digestive system and gave me IBS-D. The doctor tried various...
  9. General Discussion
    Hi new IBS-D sufferer checking in Six months ago I caught an unknown infection. I touched an infected piece of cotton to my eyes. This started the infection. The infection followed the following course - Conjunctivitis->Complete respiratory system infection->Complete digestive system...
  10. General Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am new to this site and I hope I am not asking something that has already been answered or posting in wrong area. I would really appreciate all feedback please I am freaking out!. I was diagnosed with Crohn's and IBS this past February with common trait of bleeding with my flares...
  11. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello all! I'm new here and looking to see if anyone else has experienced what I have and/or can provide opinions on what's going on with me. I am a 21 year old male from Jersey. During the month of June/July of 2012 I had developed a very large pilonidal abscess that grew very quickly...
  12. General Discussion
    Most people say that 65% of post-infectious IBS patients recover within 2-5 years. We also know that the rate of developping IBS after an infection varies between 3-30% depending on the bacteria and the study. TL;DR: Suppose bacteria x infects a population and has associated rate of 10%. This...
  13. General Discussion
    Good morning folks. I've lurked here for years but finally decided to register and post. I've had IBS-D since I was in my early 20s. It got worse after I had my gallbladder out when I was 30. Stress makes it worse, fatty foods, lots of raw fruits/veggies all make it worse. Last Thursday right...
  14. General Discussion
    So I have an appointment with a GI doc on Monday that has reviews on Yelp saying that she relieved IBS. So, I'm hopeful. I'm wondering what kinds of tests I should ask for. I've had IBS all my life, but recently it is so bad that, after experiencing a bad case of workplace bullying, now...
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