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A 61-year-old male asked:

I have a history of ibs. recently over the last 12 weeks. i have experienced bouts of regular stools followed by pebble poos, 2 episodes. usually, this happens 3 times a week. there is no blood in the stool or weight loss, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Not sure what you mean by “concerned”. IBS is generally a lifelong condition with episodic bouts of constipation (or diarrhea). Does not progress to Inflammatory Bowel Disease or cancer. Not life threatening, infrequently requires hospitalization. If interfering with daily routine see your doctor
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