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Search found 9 matches
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: how to I keep healthy bowels?
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: how to I keep healthy bowels?

Hi Carolyn, Agree with Dr Hayat, you certainly seem to have had to deal with a lot of GI issues. Appears you have a mix of malabsorption from the pancreatic insufficiency effecting small bowel and constipation effecting large bowel. As suggested higher Creon doses and proton pump inhibitors will als...
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Is this just constipation?
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Is this just constipation?

Hi Mandy,
Thanks for posting. You are describing constipation, but I would need more detail to be able to help any further. This would be regarding frequency of bowel habits, hard/soft, straining, how long has this been an issue, do you get diarrhoea/rectal bleeding, your age, diet.
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Diverticulitis
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Diverticulitis

Hi Rosie,

The advice for diverticular is to have a high fibre diet.

The true cause of your diarrhoea may not be the diverticular.

Your GP or a Gastroenterologist can investigate further.
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: bowel cancer
Topic: Bowel cancer and relatives
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Bowel cancer and relatives

Hi, I'm sorry to hear the diagnosis for your husband. See this article for more info. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47734296 Your husband may also find this helpful. I have written before on the topic of foods and supplements improving outcomes from cancer chemotherapy. https://www.myhealthspeci...
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Topic: I’m so confused with my symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Re: I’m so confused with my symptoms

Hi Melissa, I can see how all the symptoms can be confusing. The key to your symptoms is the reaction you had after the bowel prep for colonoscopy. It would seem that your colon is becoming overloaded and the diarrhoea is a secondary symptom. Once the colon was emptied you clearly felt better. It ca...
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bowel Pain
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Bowel Pain

There is a wide veriaty of cause for rectal pain and bleeding.

This includes cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps, infections, haemorrhoids and others.

Highly recommend seeing GP or a gut specialist.
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Metformin and Diarrhoea
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Metformin and Diarrhoea

Hi Kat, As you already know Metformin is known to cause diarrhoea. The good news is that you can remain on Metformin, especially if diabetes being well controlled. Slow release Metformin does not cause diarrhoea. Please see your GP and discuss this change. As Wendy says other causes of diarrhoea are...
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: IBS & Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: IBS & Testing

Hi Keriza, You are describing classic IBS symptoms and the most common IBS pattern. Though it seem this was triggered by an acute episode on holiday, so best called post-infectious IBS. Bowel habits in IBS can alternate between loose and hard stools (while some people have predominance of one over t...
by Dr Mani Naghibi
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Topic: I’m so confused with my symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Re: I’m so confused with my symptoms

Hi Melissa, You have described your symptoms well. It's clearly been a change to the bowel habits that you have been used to before and its effecting your quality of life. I have seen others with this pattern of symptoms. It's reassuring that you have had the correct tests to date and they have rule...
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