What are the common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

Symptoms include:
 
  • Abdominal pains or cramps, usually in the lower half of the abdomen
  • Excess gas
  • Harder or looser bowel movements than usual
  • Diarrhea, constipation, or an alternating pattern between the two
  • A bloated feeling
  • Mucus in the stool

 

Symptoms that may indicate a more serious condition include:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain that progresses or occurs at night
  • Weight loss
 
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms
 
 

Sources
  • "Irritable Bowel Syndrome." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 31 July 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.
  • "Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms & Treatment." Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms & Treatment | Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic, 20 Jan. 2015. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.
  • "What You Need to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)." Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.

 

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