Expert Video - What if I sometimes have diarrhea with my IBS-C?

Dr. Jeanetta Frye, an expert on irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and other digestive system diseases, explains that diarrhea may occasionally happen even when constipation is the main problem with bowel movements. This may happen when the "stomach flu", or another condition causes diarrhea. Dr. Frye also reviews the diarrhea-related red flags that should prompt you to call your doctor.

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