Expert Video - Are there certain symptoms that mean I probably have IBS-C?

Dr. Jeanetta Frye, expert on irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), explains that IBS-C is a chronic condition, so you are likely to have symptoms for at least several months. Abdominal pain and discomfort, changes in bowel movements that mostly involve constipation, and symptoms related to stress or other events such as eating may indicate IBS-C. Dr. Frye also explains which signs should prompt you to call your doctor immediately.

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