Your symptoms appear to be those of irritable bowel syndrom (IBS).
Other symptoms of IBS may include:
- Abnormal bowel frequency (more than three per day or less than three per week)
- Abnormal stool form (lumpy/hard or loose/watery stool)
- Abnormal stool passage, such as straining, urgency or the feeling that you have not completely emptied your rectum after a bowel movement
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. You should seek the advice of your doctor who might send you to a gastroenterolgist for a colonoscopy to ensure a thorough diagnosis is made. Once the diagnosis is made a suitible prescriptive diet can be made. Every person reacts differenly to various food. In my practice I often use the FODMAP diet. Some people return with a diagnosis of lactose intolerence while others might be coeliac. It is impossible to give you generalised advice as all conditions are different. This also depends on lifestyle, exercise, stress, and present food intake. I generally obtain excellent results when this condition is tackled methodically.
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