Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Constipation in Adults
The symptoms you just selected suggest you might have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What is IBS?
In the case of an irritable bowel, the nerves within the bowel are unusually sensitive. They can react in a disorderly or exaggerated way to normal stretching from food residue that is passing through the intestines, or they can stall the bowel, causing constipation. IBS is not a medical disease; it is an uncomfortable pattern of digestion that may develop on its own or may be triggered by emotional stress or an intestinal infection.
The next several screens will take you through some important information about fiber recommendations for an irritable bowel, foods that may trigger symptoms, and additional treatment for irritable bowel problems.
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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