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    1. Welcome and Newly Diagnosed

      This is the place to start with introductions for new members. Tell us how you found this community.

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    2. IBS General Discussion and Managing Symptoms

      Use this forum to discuss all aspects of IBS. This forum will help you find answers to commonly asked questions about IBS.

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    3. Diarrhea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D), Post-Infectious IBS (PI-IBS) and Leaky Gas (LG), Incontinence or Odor.

      Diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a subtype of IBS in which a person experiences frequent episodes of diarrhea with accompanying abdominal pain. Post-Infectious IBS (PI-IBS) is IBS following a digestive illness like food poisoning or gastroenteritis. This is also a forum for Leaky Gas (LG), Incontinence or Odor. Some refer to odor as fecal body odor (FBO) or simply rectal odor.

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    4. Constipation predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-C) and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC)

      Constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) is a subtype of IBS in which a person experiences chronic constipation accompanied by recurrent abdominal pain. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (also known as functional constipation) share many of the same symptoms as IBS-C.

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    5. IBS Diet, low FODMAP Diet and Nutrition

      Modifying your diet and limiting dietary FODMAPs have become effective treatments in susceptible people, for treating their symptoms of IBS.

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    6. IBS Medications, Medical Foods and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)

      IBS Medications focus on the primary symptom which causes a patient to seek help from a doctor, ie: diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C) and/or abdominal pain. Medical foods are foods which are formulated to be consumed or administered under the supervision of a physician. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is a new treatment that has been shown to be over 90% effective for treating C. difficile infection in patients who had previously failed to recover with antibiotic therapy. There has been some limited positive results with FMT and IBS.

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    7. Women's Health Issues

      Women's health issues and IBS are discussed here such as fertility, pregnancy, menstruation, pelvic pain, etc...

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    8. IBS Patient Diaries

      Share your personal diary about how you were diagnosed and how you are coping with IBS.

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    9. IBS Podcasts

      IBS-related audio podcast episodes, including IBS Chat, which relate to research and treatment options for patients.

      IBS Chat is the name of the podcast recorded by the IBS Patient Support Group. Episodes include conversations with patients, GI researchers and healthcare providers on topics which are geared towards an IBS sufferer. You can listen in your web browser or play the latest podcast from IBS Chat on Apple iTunes, Apple Podcast or Siri, Google Play or Google Assistant and Alexa-enabled Amazon devices.

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    10. IBS Clinical Research Trials

      Posting of current Clinical Research trials.

      Clinical research trials are designed to test the effect of a medication or treatment in a group of volunteers, measure a drug's ability to treat the medical condition, monitor the drug's safety, and possible side effects. Trained doctors, nurses and researchers conduct clinical research studies called clinical trials. Find a Clinical Trial.

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    11. IBS News Articles and Research Results

      Posting of IBS-related news articles and research results. To avoid violation of copyright laws please only post a link to a news article unless you own the copyright item which you are reporting.

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    12. IBS Newsfeed

      Topics are automatically created in this forum from a mix of newsfeeds. Please be aware that we have no control over the quality or factual representation of these postings. Some may be informational, whereas some may be wholly inaccurate. You may rate topics in this forum. 

      Always research all options and discuss them with your physician before following any specific directive provided in these articles. 

      Current feeds are: Google, Medical News Today, Pubmed
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    13. IBS Twitter feed

      Topics are automatically created in this forum from Twitter. Please be aware that we have no control over the quality or factual representation of these postings. Some may be informational, whereas some may be wholly inaccurate. You may rate topics in this forum. 

      Always research all options and discuss them with your physician before following any specific directive provided in these articles.
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    14. We Remember

       We remember the many friends that sadly, have passed.

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    15. Announcements

      Announcements, website changes and updates.

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