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Always constipated or have to have a bm multiple times a day. painful after so many bowel movements. lots of gas, some discharge in stool. digestive enzymes help. anxiety and eating makes it worse. no weight loss or blood in stool. 24yr old f. ibs?

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

High Fiber diet: Rome II criteria define IBS as having abdominal pain/discomfort along with at least two of the following. (1) Defecation relieves pain/discomfort. (2) Onset of pain associates with an abnormal frequency of stools (more than three times per day or fewer than three times per week). (3) Onset of pain associates with a change in the form of the stool. Your symptoms are compatible with IBS.

Answered 3/5/2020

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