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A 62-year-old female asked:

Once in a while i will get bad cramping but cannot have a bowel movement. after a bit i will pass a hard stool and then at least two times after that a rush of a much looser stool. is this ibs?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
No, those can happen to everybody once in a while and they are not characteristics of IBS.
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