Irritable Bowel Syndrome/stomach pain

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Hi,my age is 28, i am suffering from stomach pain from last 1 year. 3-4 months back i was ok, but from last 1 month i see dis comfort and pain in my stomach again. 2 months back around 5-6 times i got up suddenly in my sleep feeling thirsty. I seen blood in my stool for 3-5 days, now its stopped. My doctor advised me to go for complete body checkup i done following blood tests: liver function test, kidney function test, thyroid test, urine, stool tests and also i did abdomen and pelvis ultrasound test. All my reports were normal and doctor told me to contorl eating non-veg and control my diet. Now i am feeling ok but i dont know why this stomach pain started from last 1 year. Also i see more pain when i return from travelling long distances. Whenever i drink more milk, tea, or non-veg it makes my stomach upset and uncomfort and pain. If i control my diet avoiding milk, tea, and non-veg i feel some what ok. Could you please help me what is the exact reason for his stomach pain?? do you advise for any further tests?? Also i am doing some stretching exercises about 45 minutes daily from last 6 months to look tall and strong, does stretching exercises cause any stomach pain??  Please help me do i need to consider its serious and need any further examination?? i dont like to go for endoscopy at this age, even my doctor advised me to not to go for endoscopy.  Now i am feeling ok but i am bit worried about why this stomach pain comes sometimes. Do i need to stop my stretching exercises??? Looking forward for your reply and thanks in advance

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Hi Krishna - I am so sorry, but I cannot diagnose you. If you don't feel that your doc has properly diagnosed you, follow up with him or see a new doctor.

"Stomach pain" is not the same thing as IBS. You need a firm diagnosis, so you can move forward with treatments that will help you.

There is diagnostic criteria and questions for your doc about IBS here http://www.helpforibs.com/footer/ibs.asp

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Heather

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I can address questions regarding diet, cooking, recipes, and non-pharmaceutical supplements (soluble fiber, herbal, probiotics, etc.) for IBS. I can supply information sources about diagnostic guidelines, symptoms, and the medical pathology of IBS, but I cannot give a diagnosis or analyze test results a patient has obtained. I would prefer not to answer questions about prescription drugs and diagnostic tests. PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME YOUR SYMPTOMS AND THEN ASK ME TO DIAGNOSE YOU!

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I'm the founder and CEO of HelpForIBS.com, an organization dedicated to serving people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My goal is to offer education, support, and help that allows people with IBS to successfully manage their symptoms through lifestyle modifications.

I'm the author of Eating for IBS, the only explicit dietary guide and cookbook for people with bowel disorders. Eating for IBS then led to my second book, The First Year: IBS, a comprehensive view of the disorder and every way to successfully manage it. Together, these works have become the two best-selling, best-reviewed IBS books in America.

My writing has led to an ongoing Canadian clinical research study of the groundbreaking dietary guidelines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Eating for IBS; this work also led to my inclusion in the 4th edition of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Today's Dietitian has featured my IBS dietary guidelines, and my work has reached gastroenterologists and internists. I'm the author of "Heather's IBS Newsletter", which is free to subscribers and is published twice monthly. As a result, I've become recognized as the foremost patient-expert on IBS in America. I've personally had IBS since age 9.

I now teach classes on managing IBS through lifestyle modifications, I developed the Heather's Tummy Care line of organic medical foods for the dietary management of IBS, and I'm planning to work with corporate HR departments to offer employee IBS education programs. I host Heather Cooks!, the Seattle television cooking show for good digestive health, which is now available on DVD and also on the HelpForIBS YouTube Channel.

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Education/Credentials
M.A. 1996
B.A. 1992


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Inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare

Eating for IBS Finalist for an IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award 2001

Eating for IBS #17 on the Library Journal's Cookbook Bestseller list for 2000






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