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Is constipation a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are 4 different types of IBS - constipation-predominant, diarrhea-predominant, bloating-predominant, and a "no holds barred" version which is a combination of the first three.
So, constipation can happen commonly with ibs. That being said, colonoscopy would be indicated as well as bloodwork to rule out other possible causes of constipation.

In brief: Yes

There are 4 different types of IBS - constipation-predominant, diarrhea-predominant, bloating-predominant, and a "no holds barred" version which is a combination of the first three.
So, constipation can happen commonly with ibs. That being said, colonoscopy would be indicated as well as bloodwork to rule out other possible causes of constipation.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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