Patients suffering from side effects continue to look into their legal options, including being part of an Accutane lawsuit. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and sometimes mistakenly, irritable bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome affects muscle contractions in the colon and is not characterized by intestinal inflammation. Accutane side effects long term involving Accutane irritable bowel syndrome can cause significant lifestyle changes for people suffering from the disorder.
With irritable bowel syndrome, muscles may contract too much when you eat. These contractions can cause Accutane stomach cramps and diarrhea during or shortly after a meal. The nerves may also react when the bowel stretches, causing cramping or stomach pain.
What are the symptoms of Accutane IBS?
- abdominal pain or discomfort in the abdomen, often relieved by or associated with a bowel movement
- chronic diarrhea, constipation, or a combination of both
- whitish mucus in the stool
- a swollen or bloated abdomen
- the feeling that you have not finished a bowel movement
Medical Tests for Accutane Irritable Bowel Disease
In addition to a physical exam and blood tests, the following tests might be done to diagnose IBS:
- Lower gastrointestinal (GI) series. This test uses x rays to diagnose problems in the large intestine. It is also called a barium enema x ray. Before you have the x ray, the doctor will put barium into your large intestine through the anus—the opening where stool leaves the body. Barium is a thick liquid that makes your intestines show up better on the x ray.
- Colonoscopy. For this test the doctor inserts a long, thin tube, called a colonoscope, into your anus and up into your colon. The tube has a light and tiny lens on the end. The doctor can view the inside of your colon on a big television screen. In some cases, a shorter tube, called a flexible sigmoidoscope, is used to look at just the lower portion of the colon.
How is Accutane Bowel Disorder treated?
Accutane IBS has no cure, but you can do things to relieve symptoms. Treatment may involve:
• diet changes
• stress relief
We are currently only representing clients suffering from Accutane inflammatory bowel disease side effects. We are not accepting cases where there is only a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We handle all inflammatory bowel disease cases on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free or fill out our short online contact form and an Accutane lawsuit attorney will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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