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IBS or Digestive Disorder?
An_249511 posted:
Hi. I have recently been having a lot of problems with my stomach. I am a healthy eater, exercise about 4-5 times a week with aerobic classes, and am only 17. I drink a ton of water everyday too to stay hydrated. I was having constant bloating with pressure and fullness in the evenings, to the point where i felt like I wasn't hungry and the only thing that would relieve my stomach was going #2, which wasn't much. I went to the doctor who tested me for Celiac Disease and the results were borderline allergies. I go to the bathroom regularly, but it tends to be late afternoon and night time, that my digestive system slows down. The bloating has gone away, but now I am having diarehea about 15-20 minutes after I eat anything. It is frusterating and causing me to constantly be hungry and dropping a pound or two. I do eat healthy and exercise a lot, so it is not unexpected weight loss, but I am also getting cramping in my stomach in the late afternoon if I do not go #2. After researching symptoms, it seems to match to IBS, but how can I be sure?
wellnesstoday responded:
the medical community knows changing the angle of your colon = better bowel movements. i have recently tried a squatty potty and it has helped with my IBS symptoms. I have heard that loose stools are (counter-intuitive) are actually a side effect of incompletel bowel movements. It's a godsend! . I hope it helps you too!

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