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U168592

Entry: IBS - Update - A3708803
Author: An Inconsequential Hoopy Frood - U168592

A few minor changes to bring up to date with a recent Edited Entry on Constipation. I'm actually thinking there could be more added to this Entry, but I've not got all that much experience with IBS. Any further suggestions happily taken.
HF
smiley - wizard


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Post 2

U168592

Oops smiley - sorry Original Entry can be found here A94330


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Post 3

U168592

Darn, it's been a long day. That should be A183403 *sigh*


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

Well three categories that I would add in would be:

* Diagnosis
* Risk factors and causes
* Treatment - including diet modifications, medication, and exercise

I'd be willing to lend a hand on some of this if you need some help.

smiley - cheers


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Post 5

U168592

Go for your life, the more the merrier smiley - biggrin. Post your ideas here there or everywhere (or just on my PS, up to you smiley - winkeye )


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Post 6

Sea Change

Since the folks doing the Updating are doing it out of the goodness of their hearts, I am fine with a less-than-entirely-and-thoroughly-complete Updating. What Hoopy Frood has done is good.


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Post 7

Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge")


Could I suggest a link to Crohn's Disease (A771482) - another illness that is sometimes confused with IBS.


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Post 8

U168592

Excellent suggestion smiley - smiley Will add it in.
Frood.


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

Just posting here to remind myself to come back and give your some paragraphs about diagnosis and risk factors and all when I have some time later today.

smiley - cheers


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Post 10

U168592

Just posting here to remind you to remind yourself about posting here about diagnosis etc. smiley - winkeye


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Post 11

Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

OK, here's for diagnosis, the others will come shortly-ish. I would probably use this to replace a good chunk of the last paragraph --

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is considered a functional gastrointestinal disorder. Functional disorders are diagnosed by their symptoms alone - there are no lab tests or x-rays that can tell if someone has a functional disorder. For IBS, the main symptom doctors look for is abdominal pain or discomfort that is associated with bowel movement changes such as constipation or diarrhea. IBS is also a 'diagnosis of exclusion' - if a person has these symptoms, a health care provider will diagnose IBS only after ruling out other diseases that might be causing the symptoms. Some of the disorders that might need to be ruled out could include infections, food intolerances, and inflammatory bowel disorders like ulcerative colitis. It is, however, possible to have one of these disorders and IBS at the same time - in this case, IBS might be diagnosed if the severity of other disorder was not enought to completely explain the gastrointestinal symptoms experienced.


Some people will read this and ask themselves, 'If that's all it is, why should I bother to go see my GP about it?'


As mentioned above, there are many other disorders that have similar symptoms - it's a good idea to give your doctor the opportunity to rule those out.


Even though IBS isn't life-threatening, it can be a significant downer on your quality of life. You deserve effective treatment.



treatment and causes section to follow


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Post 12

U168592

smiley - cheers Have addeed those bits, await more. smiley - ok


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!


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Smij - Formerly Jimster

And I'm posting here to ask how this is going. It looks very good!


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U168592

Is going ok (unlike those with IBS...sorry, cheap shot, but had to take it). Just waiting for the Mouse to add some more bits and bobs. smiley - winkeye nudge nudge wink wink


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

smiley - winkeye

Bouncing this back up, as it's already fallen off my page.

smiley - cheers


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Post 17

U168592

I fell off a chair at a bar once, is it a similar experience?


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Post 18

U168592

Actually I've done all I want to do as far as Updating. If you want to take over Mikey, feel free, pinch the job lot smiley - smiley There's really nothing more I can add. So, um, I guess all I'm saying is, yeah I think its finished from my end, but Mikey can take up the 'brush' and finish the decorating if it so pleases smiley - biggrin


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

Would it be easier if just created yet another copy of the entry and edited from that, rather than posting things here? I would probably get the changes made quicker that way, truthfully.

smiley - cheers


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Post 20

U168592

Yeah, no prob with that idea M smiley - biggrin I can then remove this one from the Update Forum if you want and you can whack the newer version in when its ready? I just have more on my plate and like I said have put as much info in as I can. smiley - ok


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