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Discussion Starter · #1 · WebMD's 10 important questions to ask your doctor about Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation 1. Is IBS linked to any other disease such as colon cancer? 2. How can I figure out what triggers my symptoms? 3. Are there medications I can take? 4. What dietary changes and exercise should I consider? 5. If certain foods make my constipation worse, should I eliminate them from my diet forever? 6. How long and how often can I safely take laxatives, and other over-the-counter treatments? 7. How does stress contribute to my condition? What can I do about it? 8. Could meditation, acupuncture, or herbal remedies help? 9. How do I explain my condition to family, friends, and co-workers? 10. How long will I likely have this problem? Print this out and take it with you to your doctor. Reviewed by Charlotte E. Grayson, MD.Published May 2004. SOURCE: J. Patrick Waring, MD, gastroenterologist, Digestive Health Care of Georgia.
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