What are the most common symptoms of IBS

Most common symptoms of ibs

Most Common Symptoms of IBS

IBS can cause a wide range of unpleasant intestinal issues, including diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, gas, and bloating. The best approach to managing common symptoms of IBS at present involves changing one’s diet, strengthening exercise habits, and decreasing stress levels.

Here are the most common symptoms of IBS:

  • Abdominal pain, cramping
  • Diarrhea, often with severe urgency
  • Constipation
  • Feeling of incomplete evacuation
  • Mucus in stool
  • Excessive bloating
  • Gassiness and flatulence
  • Heartburn and acid reflux
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea and low appetite

Possible related symptoms:

  • Sleep issues
  • Increased urination and bladder urgency
  • Muscle aches, back pain, headaches
  • Increased pain with menstruation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Dehydration caused by repeated diarrhea and constipation
  • Anxiety and depression

The following symptoms are not associated with IBS and should be brought up with a physician:

  • Fever over 103F or 39C and/or lasting more than three days
  • Significant lack of appetite over several days
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Blood in stool
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Vomiting bouts
  • Anemia

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