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  1. General Discussion
    I have bowel issues, where I have feelings of incomplete bowel movements, often, sometimes alternating from constipation, and diarrhea, mostly constipation. I am straining when I have a bowel movement, I do get a "full" feeling, and dull pain, on the left side of my abdomen. It gets better when...
  2. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I had a curious thought the other day. I have spina bifida and all that comes with a neurogenic bowel and all that. I read somewhere that you may be able to "train" your bowel with laxatives at the same time every night and going to the bathroom at the same time every morning in order to train...
  3. General Discussion
    Hi, I am after some advice and general understanding from anyone who has gone through similar. I am new to the forum having trawled the internet for help while undergoing continued tests from a nhs gynaecologist. I was first diagnosed with IBS around 2-3 yrs ago after finding that I suddenly...
  4. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hello, Sorry to be graphic, I'm hoping somebody can help, for the past 10 or so days i've been suffering from cow pat like stools that are quite loose but before this i can't remember the last time i had a banana shaped bowel movement, I've tried everything from upping my fibre intake with...
  5. General Discussion
    hello, i am suffering from ibs from last 8 years but my main problem is incomplete bowel movement but i am not constipated and it taking more time to clear stools like 1 hour but last year it was not taking such long time. i need to go daily 2 times to clear stools, when i feel incomplete...
  6. General Discussion
    Hello I'm looking for some help or ideas, hopefully I have come to the right place. Let me start off by saying I have never had regular bowel movements I always usually go anywhere from once a week up to 3 times a week. In this process sometimes I may have bouts of diarrhea to sometimes having...
  7. Your Story
    Hello, new here, so nice to meet you all! I'm 19 and have had IBS for around 3-4 years now. I've learned to deal with it without medication due to side effects from most! However around 6 weeks ago I had a sharp pain in my lower right abdomen. Obviously went to the Doctors and they said it...
  8. Your Story
    Hello everyone, this is my first post, My story begins at age 8, i am now 39. Don't worry i'll keep it short! I was admitted to hospital at this early year, when it was discovered that I had a problem with my small bowel, part of it to my mum's recollection was twisted.. At age 11, I...
  9. Welcome!
    Yesterday was probably the most embarrassing day I've ever experience to do with my IBS I've have so far. I had just been on a school trip to Berlin for 4 days and my IBS had been relatively manageable and ok until the flight back... I was with about 46 pupils in my year and 6 teachers, just...
  10. Abdominal Pain
    My stomach feels like it is tight. It feels like the insides get sucked in and there is pressure in my stomach, that stays; it gives me discomfort. It also feels like i need to poop, but i know nothing will come out. I know this may be constipation, but the only reason why I think my poop wont...
  11. Your Story
    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I am a 24 year old male suffering from IBS Diarrhoea from the past eight years. My life has become extremely miserable. My average frequency of going to the loo per day is 10. I have undergone treatment with more than 15 doctors ( Gastroenterologist &...
  12. Your Story
    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I am a 24 year old male suffering from IBS Diarrhoea from the past eight years. My life has become extremely miserable. My average frequency of going to the loo per day is 10. I have undergone treatment with more than 15 doctors ( Gastroenterologist &...
  13. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    so yesterday I took 8 sachets of this laxative (movicol) which my gastro. prescribed me, 8 being the recommended dose for fecal impaction. and the same thing happend which happens everytime Ive taken laxatives. I have this pain on my right side just below my ribs most of the time anyway. but...
  14. Research Studies
    Hi everyone, I ask if you could help me with a few questions below. It is very important to my project. Thanks a lot! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10uSGl6WPLRcopBQJiI2O1sM2eQZMMwgpTt9gOQMSOyA/viewform
  15. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Since about one year ago i've been having a problem with completely emptying my bowels. I've always been someone who went to the toilet once a day to pass stools but since this problem started i've been unable to relieve myself 100% in a single visit to the bathroom. I generally nees to go to...
  16. Your Story
    I HAVE always pooped a lot for as long as I could remember and I usually sit there for a while to get it all out. More recently (past year) I HAVE been having to poop immediately after I eat. Last winter is when this started and I happened to look in the toilet and saw some light brown slimy...
  17. Leaky Gas (LG) / Incontinence / Odor
    Ok folks I've been taking Probiotics for almost 10 days now..; I didnt feel any difference... Yesterday I had my last 2 probiotic pills, and I decided tot take both on one time since I wasnt making any difference anyway... so I took 2 probiotic pills, and next day at Uni was a nightmare...
  18. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    UCLA researchers describe new form of irritable bowel syndrome September 06, 2013 by: Kim Irwin UCLA researchers have described a new form of irritable bowel syndrome that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, a finding that may help lead to better management of symptoms and relief...
  19. Your Story
    I'm 20 this month and have had stomach problems since I was 16. I'll get bloated and constipated for a few days then when I'm eventually able to go to the toilet, my bowel movements will be on and off all day and sometimes I'll have diarrhea. I've been to the doctors a few times over the years...
  20. Your Story
    Hello to all on this forum, I hope I can contribute well and generously, as well as hopefully picking up some first hand advice from those in a similar situation. I am a recently turned 15 year old boy with issues that I feel need to be resolved one way or another, and any help/advice will be...
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