Symptoms of IBS

Anatori Sealife Comment 1 18th June 2018
Symptoms of IBS

Symptoms of IBS may include increased flatulence, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, pain and colic in the lower abdomen. Approximately every third illness, accompanied by similar symptoms, is IBS. An important feature is that unpleasant sensations in the abdominal area usually appear after eating and disappear after defecation.


The sensations are usually painful cramps (spasms), long aches or thrusting-type pains. Additional symptoms are changes in the consistency of the stool, irresistible or false urges to defecate and a feeling of incomplete bowel movement after defecation.

There are three main types of IBS:

  • accompanied by diarrhoea (approximately in two-thirds of patients);
  • accompanied by constipation (about a quarter);
  • combined constipation and diarrhoea (less than 10%);
  • In some cases, stool changes don’t occur in the presence of IBS.

Symptoms of IBS of different types

Diarrhoea usually empties the bowels, occurring at least three times a day. People suffering from this type of disease are urged to go to the bathroom early in the morning or early in the day, but not at night. Diarrhoea often happens in the case of stress or intense feelings.

Constipation occurs no more than once every three days. Symptoms such as dyspepsia, nausea and dry mouth may also accompany constipation. Before you go to the toilet, you can feel colic that stops after a bowel movement.


Patients also have vegetative disorders, such as headaches, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome and irritable bladder syndrome (almost a third of cases).

If you have symptoms of IBS, we recommend having a proper diagnosis. It is best to consult a gastroenterologist. Diagnosis of IBS is not an easy task. However, colonic irrigation is an excellent method for preventing IBS. Contact the specialists of our clinic for advice and information about the procedure.