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These two conditions are often confused

IBS is often confused with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Although both are chronic conditions with some symptoms in common, they are different. Our expert Ali explains in more detail.


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  • Cec's photo avatar
    Cec — 10.04.2018 23:59
    I am desperate as I have been struggling for 6 months and existing on very little food. Can't keep it down. Help!


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      Ali — 12.04.2018 08:07
      Hi Cec, This sounds far too serious for you to be dealing with on your own. Please contact your doctor asap to get tests and identify the cause of your sickness. Best Wishes, Ali


  • Eve King's photo avatar
    Eve King — 24.03.2018 12:05
    My doctor says I have IBS, but my symptons arent Classic, as they were when I was younger. I get low stomach ache, or a strange feeling in my lower tummy, which seems to make my whole insides feel ill. I don't get diarrhoea , or am not constipated, but my bowels movements do change, to not as firm, going to the toilet doesnt relieve my stomach ache, it lasts for hours, then goes for a day, then returns.


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      Ali — 27.03.2018 08:20
      Hi Eve, Do you find that the abdominal aching changes the day after your bowels have moved well? Have you had an endoscope or a colonoscopy? If you give me more details via the question box at the top right hand side of the webpage then I can reply to you directly and with more detail than in a comments box. Thanks, Ali


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