Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms

08 February 2011 Categories: Articles

The symptoms of IBS vary from person to person.  Some people suffer many symptoms, whilst others may have just one or two.  Whatever is the case, symptoms can be very debilitating.

  1. Irregular bowel movements.  This may be constipation or diarrhoea, or can even be constipation one day and diarrhoea the next.
  2. The stools can be small and pellet like, sometimes watery or ribbon like.
  3. There may be an urgency to open your bowels.
  4. Abdominal pain and cramps
  5. Wind and belching
  6. Bloating
  7. Nausea
  8. Indigestion
  9. Feeling quickly full after eating
  10. Fatigue
  11. Back pain
  12. Joint pains
  13. Muscle pain
  14. Headaches
  15. Weight loss

1 Response to “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms”

  1. Dr Peter Thatcher 16 December 2011 at 7:33 pm (PERMALINK)

    One other symptom that is quite common to IBS sufferers is urine frequency and urgency. The cause for this is unclear, but as it appears more common when constipation is an issue, it may be the raised intra-abdominal pressure from straining or possibly pressure from a full rectum that underlies this.