Irratable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms
Irratable Bowel Syndrome is technically diagnosed when digestive symptoms have been experienced for at least three to six months. It is normal for just about all people to have times when their stomachs hurt, they have trouble going to the bathroom normally or their stool appears different than usual, so the duration of IBS disease symptoms is an important distinguishing factor.
Besides duration the frequency that someone experiences IBS Disease Symptoms also tells a lot. For someone to have IBS, the IBS Symptoms should be present at least three days each month and often many more than this. For some people, several IBS symptoms might occur together in “clusters,” while for others only one or two symptoms seem to be strongest and most noticeable (like bloating, diarrhea or constipation, for example).
The most common Irratable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms include:
- Changes in normal bowel movements, including constipation and diarrhea. Some people tend to experience either constipation or diarrhea more often than the other, but it’s also possible to have episodes of both. Diarrhea is considered loose stools and often going to the bathroom several times per day. Constipation is considered having less than three bowel movements weekly and/or feeling like you can’t pass all of the stool you need to.