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Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

IBS. The finding of mucus in the stool is not uncommon in some patients who have irritable bowel syndrome. Occasionally increasing the amount of fiber in your diet or taking a fiber supplement may help. Good luck. Read more...

I have mild pain on my right hand side under my rib and dark green stools with mucus, what is it? I do also have irritable bowel syndrome

? stool transit time. You would require a medical evaluation to determine if you have irritable bowel syndrome. However, green stool can occur when the stool transits too quickly through the bowel. If you have experienced a change in bowel habitus - that would warrant a medical evaluation. Read more...
Abnormal digestion. Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach. Read more...
More info? Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? Read more...

How does one have irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, what is wrong?

2 Types. There are two types of irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea predominant and alternating constipation and diarrhea. There is some kind of rhythmic muscle contraction dysregulation that causes this, but I'm not sure the specific defect. Read more...

I have an irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. My doctor prescribed “Linzess”, coast over $300, Is there cheaper medication for same results?

IBS. Most irritable bowel syndrome patients are treated without prescription medications. Dietary advice and food intolerance clues are sought. Taking a gentle bowel stimulant daily like senoktS may keep your bowels .more regular. It's not advisable to rely on chronic laxatives. A gastroenterologist is best to evaluate, advise and treat you. Read more...

Is constipation a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...