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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Answer: What diagnostic things have been done? Usually propulsid isn't used in irritable bowel since it increases bowel motility(hence useful with the constipation part-not the frequent bowel movements). Also, propulsid is basically off the market beginning 3/22/00. In general, you would need at least a barium enema and an upper gi. A treatment with flagyl is usually done to eliminate the possibility of giardia. This is a one cell parasite that lives in the upper small bowel, is common and hard to detect. If this has been done, then an SRI antidepressant like Prozac, Zoloft is often useful.
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