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Does IBS cramping feel like menstrual cramps?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not necessarily

Most people with ibs symptoms experience abdominal cramping that is oftentimes relieved with a bowel movement - which is often loose and has a sudden onset after certain foods or stressors.
Menstrual cramps are usually more lengthy and are unrelated to the GI tract.

In brief: Not necessarily

Most people with ibs symptoms experience abdominal cramping that is oftentimes relieved with a bowel movement - which is often loose and has a sudden onset after certain foods or stressors.
Menstrual cramps are usually more lengthy and are unrelated to the GI tract.
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