What are the symptoms of IBS?
Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include abdominal pain or cramping, bloating, gas, and altered bowel movement patterns (such as diarrhea or constipation) that are present for at least 3 months, and may vary with each individual. Symptoms may include:
- Abdominal or stomach cramping and pain that are relieved with bowel movements
- Alternating periods of diarrhea and constipation
- Gas (flatulence)
- Mucusy stool
- Bloating or abdominal distension