Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Support Group

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common intestinal disorder that is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramping, and constipation. Typically no abnormalities appear during standard medical testing, and so irritable bowel syndrome is identified by the symptoms. Although irritable bowel syndrome can cause serious discomfort, the intestines are not harmed.

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  • glisteningmoon

    Bowel movements immediately after eating!

    As the title suggests, I have been having a bowel movement immediately after I eat a meal, or sometimes even just a snack. The stool is usually loose and lacking form, and made up of bits of undigested food (sorry to be graphic).Now, I am currently 23 years old and have had what I always believed to be mild IBS in the form of frequent flatuence and bloating since I was about 16, but what I'm...
  • LonelyPain88

    Looking for support

    I have been dealing with IBS for over 2 years now. I am 20 and I am in constant pain. I have tried everything and nothing seems to do any good. I basically just sit in bed all day in pain. I have tried tons of medications and the low fodmap diet. I am not seeing an end to my pain and hope that someone on here has an idea of what I am going through.  
  • beatle

    Post infectious it's c

    just want to know if anyone here has what I got. I've been dealing with it for 8 weeks now. Slow progress.
  • stitch

    ibs caused by pernicious anemia

    I have had a lot of pain in the upper left abdomen. sometimes it goes across to right side and also straight through to the back. I have had several blood tests, gene tests, ct scans ultra sounds upper gi etc. I have been diagnossed by several doctors and specialists from Gerd (didn't have any heart burn but lots of gas and bloating) one said splenic flexor syndrom. one said celiac but blood...
  • Cindylouwho

    IBS and gas

    Just wondering if having hard (stuck and then painful when they move) gas bubbles is common? 
  • SJH

    Newly diagnosed with IBS

    Hi, just diagnosed yesterday with IBS after having months of tests that all were negative. They tested me for everything imagineable. The IBS dx makes sense now looking back. I have had other stomach issues over the last few years and my Vagus nerve always played a part. The current nausea and overall not feeling well portion is kicking my butt. Dr. prescribed Lexapro to calm my anxiety and the...
  • littlemart

    Pain from scar tissue?

    Has anyone ever had a problem with adhesions after abdominal surgeries? I had a major blockage 7 years ago and lost a few inches of small bowel. Have never been the same since.I'm beginning to think the pain I get is really adhesion pain and not IBS. But I do have constipation and cramping. Seems like I get that every day now. So I'm on the fence about what's causing this.Had a E/R visit 4...
  • billwfriend

    IBSD is kicking my ass today since eating....

    I had a bowl of chili with cut up hot dogs in it and now I am running back and forth to RR.....uggh
  • Novala

    Ibs taking over my personal life

    i have been having greater flare ups that usual since i did a detox thought that would help the rumblings and movements as i thought it was parasites or something. I have taken medication after medication when the doctor prescribes em for ibs. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to decrease these rumblings n gassy feelings?
  • beatle

    Colo prep

    Im trying to get thru the prep for a colonoscopy. The first few hours were okay but now Im getting my Ibs pain and severe upper abdomen burning. Dont know whether to take second dose of prepopik
  • Woe_Be_Gone

    Taking its toll on my quality of life. :(

    I have been a long time sufferer of IBS and Gastroperesis. It started when I was a teenager and has gotten worse over the decades. GI doctors say I am on the verge of hitting IBD status, though they never seem to have a solution as to prevention of this.I have had 18 inches of colon removed due to tissue damage caused by it twisting upon itself.I just found out I have developed a Rectocele...
  • KAdunn

    Yellow Mucus

    does anyone else deal with pooping straight yellow mucus? should I mention this to my doctor . It's alot of yellowish mucus I've been seeing lately plus also bowel pain.
  • saira

    IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

    IBS is an abnormal condition of intestines. There are many symptoms from which we can figure out that we are suffering from IBS. Following are some of these:Abdominal pain.Abdominal Bloating.More bowel movements.Many patients didn't know about Irritable bowel syndrome. If it didn't cure earlier then its results are catastrophic. So while observing this situation Chinese doctors have researched on...
  • lostinthecycle

    Stomach is Killing Me

    Hey all, hoping someone can relate or can guide me in the right direction. I was diagnosed with IBS 10+ years ago and loosely followed the diet my doc told me to at that point(high fibre, lots of water and exercise and avoid gassy foods). No matter what though I never seemed to get rid of my symptoms. So about a year and a half ago the symptoms got to the point I could not handle it anymore....
  • BlueSky

    Stubborn flare

    Stubborn IBS-C flare has been going for over 2 months now and isn't backing down. OTC stuff isn't really helping much lately... I've tried miralax, a laxitive tea (that used to help), prune juices, milk of magnesia (that works 50/50 of the time), magnesium supplements, super cleanse supplements, and so on. I've been juggling these things for the past 2 months (a few days of one then a few days of...