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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms and Causes

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a problem that affects the large intestine. It can cause abdominal cramping, bloating, and a change in bowel habits. Some people with the disorder have constipation. Some have diarrhea. Others go back and forth between the two. Although IBS can cause a great deal of discomfort, it does not harm the intestines.

IBS is common. It affects about twice as many women as men and is most often found in people younger than 45 years. No one knows the exact cause of IBS. There is no specific test for it. Your doctor may run tests to be sure you don't have other diseases. These tests may include stool sampling tests, blood tests, and x-rays. Your doctor may also do a test called a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Most people diagnosed with IBS can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, probiotics, and medicine.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Benefiber Side Effects

Off Label Use (146)
Therapeutic Response Unexpected (62)
Incorrect Dose Administered (59)
Diarrhoea (47)
Constipation (42)
Overdose (35)
Abdominal Pain Upper (33)
Flatulence (31)
Diverticulitis (28)
Nausea (26)
Malaise (23)
Pain (23)
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Weight Decreased (19)
Abdominal Pain (18)
Vomiting (18)
Condition Aggravated (18)
Dizziness (16)
Blood Glucose Increased (16)
Hypertension (14)
Headache (13)
Dehydration (13)
Frequent Bowel Movements (12)
Pruritus (11)
Feeling Abnormal (11)
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Cerebrovascular Accident (11)
Haematochezia (11)
Diverticulum (11)
Dyspnoea (10)
Fall (10)
Intestinal Obstruction (9)
Blood Pressure Increased (9)
Insomnia (9)
Depression (8)
Muscle Spasms (8)
Hypersensitivity (8)
Decreased Appetite (8)
Urticaria (7)
Colitis (7)
Hyperhidrosis (7)
Anxiety (7)
Diabetes Mellitus (7)
Atrial Fibrillation (7)
Oedema Peripheral (6)
Death (6)
Burning Sensation (6)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (6)
Concomitant Disease Aggravated (6)

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Recent Reviews

76 year old husband was intoduced to Benefiber gradually, but now he has not had a bowel movement for 2 days. I don't know if I can give him a small dose of milk of magnesia.

I have rash on my back, arms, legs for almost a year. No doctors-family, dermatologist, allergist-- could tell me the cause. I finally figured out that was benefiber. Now my body is so sensitive. I still have rash from time to time and can not f

>:o Took my first dose today,it left me covered in a red itchy rash on neck,chest,back and sides within 10 minutes of consuming.This product is now sitting in the trash can. :(

76 year old husband introduced to Benefiber gradually. Now is constipated for 2 days. Don't know what to give him other than a small dose of milk of magnesia.

Abdominal cramping

After taking one half tsp. of Benefiber in 80z of water. I began having anaphylaxix symptoms, my throat started to swell and chest tightened. I stated Bendadry 2 tablets every 4 hours. The next morning after breakfast the symptoms stared to reoccur.

Benefiber is execellant for the digestion but It runs up my blood pressure Is there a benefiber without the potassium?

Can Benefiber cause insomnia? I have had alot of trouble sleeping since I started taking it.

Can Benefiber cause problems with gallbladder. Have taken for several week, recently experienced bad pain, chills, sweating, slight fever, pain in upper quadrant of stomach, back near kidneys and between shoulders, belching

Can Benefiber cause trouble with sleeping?

76 year old husband was intoduced to Benefiber gradually, but now he has not had a bowel movement for 2 days. I don't know if I can give him a small dose of milk of magnesia.

i have bronchitis problem, doctor prescribed me zanocin 400mg , i have bowel irritation, little drowsiness

I have sjogren's syndrome. Can i use arcalion or is it not good for me?

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I have been using Restasis for about1 1/2 months. At first I didn't really notice anything, but it seemed like Clear Eyes Max strength soothing eyedrops worked better. I have Sjogren's Syndrome. I was having floaters in the left

2/11/2011 My son age 7 months had red splotches on his face and head immediatly after the injection, also had a temp of 100.6 for 2 days, was very lethargic and also irritable.

3 day after taking , eye becoming reddish, could this be side effect that could lead to Steven Johnson Syndrome ?

66 yearr old male living in Winnipeg, MB Cannada. Ialso have other medical problems besides this one. Like Epilepsy, Antidepressant,Migraines,Chloresterol,Klinefelter's Syndrome,High blood pressure, Shortness of breath, HIV, ITCHING.

About a year ago i was suscribed Primperan for my rumination syndrome to stop vomiting and feeling nausea. About one hour after i took my medicin my tounge started rolling and swelling, my teeth chattering and i got cramps in my face. I had to go wit

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Unknown  Dietary Intervention for Visceral Adiposity
Condition: Obesity
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Benefiber;   Dietary Supplement: TrueLemon
Outcome Measures: Change in abdominal adiposity measured by CT;   Change in metabolic risk factors
2 Recruiting Effects of Prebiotic-based Snacks on the Gut Microbiota and Perceived 'Satisfaction'
Condition: Obesity
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Nutriose FB06;   Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Differences in perceived appetite (assessed using visual analogue scales);   Alterations to the relative balance of bacterial groups in faeces (assessed using flow cytometry)