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A 41-year-old member asked:

how does one have irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, what is wrong?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
2 Types: There are two types of irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea predominant and alternating constipation and diarrhea. There is some kind of rhythmic muscle contraction dysregulation that causes this, but I'm not sure the specific defect.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is constipation a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Yes: About a third of the patients i see with irritable bowel have constipation predominant symptoms. There are medications like Amitiza (lubiprostone) that can be used to treat it.
A 52-year-old member asked:

If I have constipation, does this mean that I have irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: You can have ibs-c which is with constipation, ibs-d with diarrhea or IBS with alternating constipation with diarrhea - total 3 types.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Will florostor help me?

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Dr. Michael Samach
Gastroenterology 50 years experience
Maybe: Maybe, but generally works better for diarrhea. Can't hurt to try.

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