Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

irritable bowel syndrome IBSThe large intestine is impacted by the illness known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, and cramps are some of the warning signs and symptoms. IBS is a chronic ailment that requires long-term management.


IBS symptoms and indicators might vary, but they typically last for a long time. The most typical ones are:

  • Abdominal discomfort that is brought on by having a bowel movement, such as cramps or bloating
  • Alterations in the way that bowel movements look
  • Alterations in the frequency of your bowel movements.
  • Bloating, more gas than usual, or mucus in the stool are additional symptoms that are frequently connected.

When to visit a doctor

Consult a physician if you experience a consistent change in bowel movements or any other IBS signs or symptoms. They might be a sign of something more severe, such colon cancer. Significant warning signs and symptoms include:

  • Loss of weight
  • Vomiting at night
  • Bodily bleeding
  • A lack of iron anemia
  • Unaccounted for vomiting
  • Having trouble swallowing
  • Persistent discomfort that doesn't go away with a bowel movement or passing gas

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