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How effective/accurate are pill cameras for diagnosing Crohn's disease?

How effective/accurate is wireless endoscopy (pill camera) for diagnosing Crohn's disease?
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

According to the Chicago Tribune, a study was published in the journal Genome Medicine that indicated that some probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): In a study published in May in ...
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What are the causes of Chronic Diarrhea?

What are the main causes for chronic diarrhea and frequent mouth ulcers when the following is true: Patient's hormones are normal Patient's endoscopy and colonoscopy are normal Patient does not have ...
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Long term usage of loperamide to treat IBS

Is loperamide safe to use long term for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in IBS patients?
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation - Soluble Fibre Foods [closed]

I've heard that a recommended diet for constipation related to irritable bowel syndrome is to increase the amount of soluble and decrease the amount of insoluble fiber. I have a trouble understanding ...
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Loperamide POM Medication

If you look at the following image from Pharmacy2u, this box of Loperamide Tablets is POM (See the POM in a rectangle on the left). Image from Pharmacy2u When you consider that this box of 2mg ...
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How long does it take for diarrhea to pass through the bowels?

I would be interested to know how much time does it take for diarrhea to pass through the human bowels? I am looking for a timeline, eg 2-3 hours vs the regular 6-8.
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Is IBS a psychosomatic disorder? [closed]

Is irritable bowel syndrome a psychosomatic disorder? Given that people with IBS often suffer from depression or anxiety and that the colon is partly controlled by the nervous system?
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation, FODMAPS and consumption of fiber

If an individual has symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome constipation (IBS-C) and is following the low FODMAPS guidance on the foods to consume , there appears to be a significant amount of ...
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Is kimchi low FODMAP?

I would like to know whether kimchi, the fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings, also known as kimchee or gimchi, can generally be considered low FODMAP. This ...
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Can intestinal bacterial overgrowth result in hypophosphatemia?

This article shows that there is variability in the degree that bacteria bind to phosphate in the gut. Is it possible that intestinal bacterial overgrowth results in hypophosphatemia?
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Is kombucha low FODMAP?

I would like to know whether the kombucha drink (500 ml) is low FODMAP, and if not, why it isn't.
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Are low amounts of caffeine, e.g. Coke, bad for IBS? If so, advice on how IBS sufferers can get a burst of energy?

I unfortunately, am one of the many that suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I also have the luck of suffering from fibromyalgia (so I have chronic fatigue), but I have a very demanding job ...
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What factors control how much water the bowel absorbs?

The lower intestine absorbs water from faecal matter, and uses that as one source of hydration for your body. I assume the bowel has various reasons for deciding when not to do this...and diarrhoea is ...