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could i have ibs or chrons disease?

By Anonymous September 20, 2011 - 9:03pm
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frequent urge to pass stools (at least 3-4 x in an hour sometimes more). very loose, oily, and foul smelling. sometimes i have leakage that i cant control. abdominal pain, bloating, and very fatigued. could i have ibs or chrons? please help

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Hi Anon,

Symptoms of IBS include:

Symptoms usually come and go and range from mild to severe. They include:

Abdominal cramps
Gas and bloating
Pain that resolves with a bowel movement
Loose stools
Alternating diarrhea and constipation
Urge to move bowels again immediately following a bowel movement
Mucus in the stool

Symptoms of Crohns are:
Abdominal cramps and pain
Rectal bleeding
Weight loss
Fatigue, weakness
Mouth sores
Sores, abscesses in the anal area

Based on your symptoms it seems like it is possible that you may have one of these conditions. Please seek your medical provider for an evaluation and diagnosis if you think you may have one of the two.

Best wishes,


September 21, 2011 - 7:12am
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