IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by pain or abdominal discomfort associated with abnormal bowel habits. The bowel movements may decrease or increase leading to constipation or diarrhea respectively and may alternate.

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?


Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by pain or abdominal discomfort associated with abnormal bowel habits. The bowel movements may decrease or increase leading to constipation or diarrhea respectively and may alternate. This is not a life-threatening condition but it does affect one’s way of living. IBS is basically a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract.

IBS is sometimes referred as colitis, nervous colon, spastic colon and spastic bowel.




What are the signs and symptoms of IBS?


The patient with IBS experiences following signs and symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation alternating with diarrhea
  • Gas and bloating
  • Abdominal cramps especially after meals and reduce after bowel movement
  • Abdomen that sticks out

Stress often makes symptoms worse.




What are the causes of IBS?


Our expert gastroenterologists at NYC make a definitive diagnosis of your condition on the basis pof following:

  • medical history
  • physical exam
  • Blood test
  • Stool test
  • Endoscopy with a biopsy
  • Colonoscopy




How do we treat IBS?


Once our doctors have established the diagnosis of IBS, they make a personalized treatment regimen for their patients. The treatment regime includes:

  • Changes in your diet
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Techniques for stress reduction
  • Probiotics
  • Medicines





At NYC Gastroenterology and Nutrition, our gastroenterologist, Dr. Oliner, will provide top-class diagnosis and management for IBS. If you would like to book an appointment, you can call us at

646-957-2989 or book an appointment online.

What Patients are saying:

Dr. Oliner is very thorough and seems genuinely interested in helping me with my health issues. Upon meeting him, I was immediately put at ease by his friendliness and ability to truly listen to what I had to say. I have had 3 appointments with him so far and, unlike many doctors, I do not dread going in to see him

Michael H.

Dr. Charles Oliner, MD - NYC Gastroenterologist

Address: 247 3rd Avenue, Suite 201, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646-957-2989  |  Fax: 212-228-2142
Email: droliner@newyorkcitygastro.com

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