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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can i measure bouts of diarrhea from irritable bowel syndrome so my doctor knows how bad?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Keep a log: One way would be to keep a record of dates and times of the events. This may also help with identifying any patterns, especially if certain foods are being eaten or certain stressors encountered frequently when the bouts are especially bad. By keeping the record you have an accurate log of events and do not have to try to remember which can sometimes be difficult if there are many.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is diarrhea a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

12 doctor answers23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
Yes: Diarrhea is a frequent symptom of ibs. There are 3 different types of ibs, 1) diarrhea predominant 2) constipation predominant and 3) alternating. However, diarrhea can also be seen in other conditions including celiac sprue, aids and crohns.
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