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I think I have IBS, and have found that a daily 5 min massauge of my abdomine with a vibrator seems to help. Maybe it is relaxing those nasty irritated colon nerve endings. Has anyone tried this ?

A: How strange! I suppose the vibrations would help relax the colon..maybe! you could do the same with massaging with your hands on your stomach gently or some people believe reiki works too - not going to ask how you found out this works!...


Does IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome) cause Anxiety?

A: I tend to think that IBS is caused by anxiety. I thinkit does...I am currently in a bout of bad IBS since June 25....have had major anxiety and depression over this... Yes? If you notice that every where you see anxiety there is always depression a long side of its symptom. irritable bowel syndrome (functional bowel) Alternative Names: Nervous indigestion; Spastic colon; Intestinal neurosis; Functional colitis; irritable colon; Mucous colitis; Laxative colitis Symptoms: Chronic and frequent diarrhea, usually accompanied by pain Chronic and frequent constipation, usually accompanied by pain Abdominal pain or tenderness Following meals Relieved by bowel movement Intermittent Abdominal...


What is the best place for colon cancer treatment?

A: 10 Dec 2011 MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX by far is the best place out there for any type of cancer. My husband has gone there and everyone is so friendly and they are the best at what they do. I would highly recommend this place. Votes:+1CommentVote upReport majidz 10 Dec 2011Thanks nenag It seems that this place is really good. I am reading about it now .. Cheers, LiverLips 19 Dec 2011Great information to have! Thanks so much nenag! All the best to you & your husband, nenag! from Wendy :) Add your CommentSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question. Search:Similar questionsI had a colonoscopy scheduled but the doctor said he could not complete it and ordered a...


What is irritable Bowel Syndrome?

A: irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal condition in which the movement of digested material through the intestines and colon is seriously altered. The nerves controlling the flow of fecal material become overactive, changing the sufferer`s natural elimination cycle and causing diarrhea, constipation or both. Abdominal pains relieved by defecation, severe cramping and a discharge of white mucous in the stool are also indications of irritable bowel syndrome.. There is no single, identifiable cause of irritable bowel syndrome, and it often takes years of symptomatic elimination to arrive at a proper diagnosis. Many physicians point out that irritable bowel...


My friend has bouts of unexplained diarrhea. She has had several colonoscopy that show her colon is clean.?

A: Go back to the doctor. It might be irritable bowel syndrome, http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/ ask docter to do a stool sample test. it could also be stress or unresolved anger issues. maybe a cousellor would help. her diet could be examined by seeing what food she has eaten before the bouts as she might have an allergy. Hidden Causes of Chronic Diarrhea Diarrhea & Celiac Disease Far more common in women than men, celiac disease, or celiac sprue, is characterized by an intolerance to a protein found in wheat, rye, Barley and oats. Just how common is celiac disease? Doctors once put the number at 1 in 300 but better testing has now put the figure at 1 in 130. Have a parent or sibling with celiac disease? Your chances jump to 1 in 22. Diarrhea...


What Causes colon Spasms?

A: colon spasms are involuntary contractions involving the intestines, a condition that can cause pain, cramping, and frequent bathroom emergencies. A medical condition known as irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is the most common cause of colon spasms, although other factors may cause this symptom as well. Chronic constipation, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn`s disease can lead to the development of colon spasms. Other medical conditions that can lead to this symptom include endometriosis, bacterial infections, or bowel obstructions. Although there is no cure for chronic spasms of the colon, diagnosis and treatment of any underlying health issues can often help to lessen...


How Does The colon Work? (It`s A Dirty Job But Someone`s Gotta Do It)

A: So how does the colon work? The colon not only eliminates what is left of digestive foods, but it also works to eliminate toxins that are in the intestines and that have been removed by other body systems. Body systems including the blood and lymph systems work to continually remove toxins from the body and place them within the intestines for final removal from the body. It is the colon`s job to absorb electrolytes and minerals from the foods that have been digested and water that was used in the digestive process and push these back into the body while forming and eliminating feces. The colon contains several different types of bacteria and micro flora that assist in digestion and help to...


The colon: What It Does and What Can Go Wrong

A: Consisting of the large intestine, the rectum, and the anus, the colon is quite possibly one of the most important organs in your body. It is part of a complex system designed to eliminate food waste and the waste generated by your body as effectively as possible and is the part of the body where bowel movements are created out of digestive matter for excretion. Aside from water and sodium, the colon is usually not associated with the absorption of food nutrients which is technically the job of the small intestines. However, the colon plays an extremely important role in overall health. It is the site of the fermentation of food materials that the small intestines cannot absorb (i.e., soluble and insoluble fibre) by...


What Is a colon Lesion?

A: A colon lesion is an abnormal cellular change in the colon. Lesions in the colon can have a number of causes and when they are identified, follow-up diagnosis is usually recommended to learn more about the exact nature of the change. Determining the cause of a colon lesion will help a doctor develop a treatment plan, if one is necessary. Treatment of colon lesions can involve gastroenterologists, surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, and other medical specialists during the diagnosis and treatment process.. colon lesions are usually identified during a colonoscopy, a type of medical test where a camera is inserted into...


Relieve irritable bowel

A: irritable bowel syndrome, also referred to as IBS, is a very common health condition that affects the functioning of the colon. Like most stomach ailments irritable bowel syndrome is very painful, and causes a patient to experience bloating gas, abdominal pain, cramping sensations, constipation, and diarrhea. Fortunately, irritable bowel syndrome does not cause permanent damage to your large intestines or colon. However, it does inflame a patient’s stomach lining and irritates his or her bowel tissues. This condition can be treated in most cases by simply implementing certain dietary and lifestyle changes. The exact cause of irritable...
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