Is pain in the lower abdomen, constipation, and diarrhea a symptom of IBS?
Hello, For the past week and a half I have had pain in my lower left abdomen. It feels like my stomach is pulsating or twitching. I had the flu or Covid and I had typical symptoms such as runny nose, high temperature, and a cough. I have been alternating between constipation and diarrhea symptoms ever since. Do you think it is a symptom of IBS or something more serious?
@ada Hello, yes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, or both are symptoms of IBS. IBS doesn't cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer. See your doctor if you have a persistent change in bowel habits or other signs or symptoms of IBS. IBS-M is when the transit time throughout the digestive tract fluctuates, causing patients to experience a mix of both diarrhea and constipation, often alternating between the two. These extreme stool consistencies can sometimes even occur within the same bowel movement. Thanks!