Diarrhea is a bothering and disturbing sign of many disorders. If you don’t manage to find the exact cause, you may be suffering from it for a while. Among all symptoms of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), this is the most popular sign shared by every second patient with this trouble. However, it still means that in 50% of cases diarrhea is absent. At the same time, the patients complain of many other symptoms.
The diarrhea attacks may occur in half of the cases. People cannot predict the movements of their bowel, so it is easy to get into embarrassing, confusing situation in public. It is impossible to control diarrhea attacks during the IBS. The general discomfort caused by the need to release the bowel is followed by the risks of staying without vital nutrients and liquids as diarrhea eliminates them.
An opposite symptom which is constipation is frequently met in patients. Unlike diarrhea, constipation creates obstacles on the way to freeing organism from the waste material. The inability to attend WC for days drives many people crazy just as the opposite problem. It feels like you’re full, but you can’t get rid of this fullness. In the case of IBS, the phenomenon is accompanied by painful sensation. The worst thing is to get stuck between constipation and diarrhea.