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What are the differences between IBS-C and IBS-D?

What are the differences between IBS-C and IBS-D??noresize

Shared symptoms between IBS-C and IBS-D

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Mucus in the stool
  • Excess gas
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Anxiety and Stress

Differences between IBS-C and IBS-D

  • Constipation — Straining, infrequent stools, hard or lumpy stools, and/or a feeling that the bowel does not empty completely.  You may feel as if there is a “blockage” preventing them from passing stools.
  • Chronic (regular) diarrhea can indicate that you have IBS.  Details on diarrhea and constipation can be found here and here!

Our IBS Diet main page teaches you how to make simple dietary changes to relieve your discomfort.  Check it out!

Have you joined our IBS Support Group yet? Led by Kaitlyn Willwerth MS, RD, use this Q&A group as a forum to learn from experts and support the community.

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