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Diarrhoea-dominant IBS

Why diarrhoea is common in IBS

Diarrhoea is a very common and distressing symptom of IBS. Here our expert Ali delves into some of the causes of your abnormally fast bowel movements and how diet, lifestyle and remedies can help you manage them.


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  • Agnes 's photo avatar
    Agnes — 29.11.2017 17:42
    I am having diarrhoea for the past 6 weeks, also stomach pains and discomfort and not forgetting passing wind. Had a stool sample done but they said everything is fine. Please help


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      Ali — 30.11.2017 13:17
      Hi Agnes, It's really important that your doctor diagnoses the cause of the diarrhoea for you - clearly things are not 'fine' if you are experiencing on-going diarrhoea! It may be that you had mild food poisoning and it has not yet settled down, in which case drinking plenty of water and taking Silicol gel may help (so long as you are not taking medication). However, there are other reasons for diarrhoea, such as food intolerances for instance, so it's really important to get a proper diagnosis. Best Wishes, Ali


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    Susan — 21.08.2017 06:36
    I am getting where it's hard to know what I should eat,as I now have diarrhea all the time.i have been taking over counter meds.They fill me full of wind and to be honest I'm paranoid that it will be more than wind when I pass is spoiling my life


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      Ali — 21.08.2017 07:46
      Hi Susan, Have you been to the doctor? The first step is to get a diagnosis - for instance, you may be coeliac or have a gluten intolerance, which is a common cause of diarrhoea. Or you may have picked up an intestinal infection whilst abroad on holiday. Or it may be stress related. Lots of possibilities and your doctor should be able to start tracking them down. Once you know the cause then there may be a natural remedy or treatment to help - let me know and I'll do my best to advise. Best Wishes, Ali


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