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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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Signs and Symptoms of IBS

All Signs & Symptoms of IBS

Here are the top symptoms or behaviors listed by parents of kids diagnosed with IBS:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Stomach achesOften11 mentions
ConstipationOften8 mentions
DiarrheaOften7 mentions
NauseaOften5 mentions
Physical painOften4 mentions
Difficult bowel movementOften3 mentions
VomitingOften3 mentions
Upset stomachSometimes2 mentions
Abdominal painSometimes1 mention
ColicSometimes1 mention

When do symptoms start?

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Change in symptoms of IBS*

What happens to common IBS symptoms over time?

SymptomWorseA Little WorseStayed About the SameA Little BetterBetterCompletely Resolved
Stomach aches9.1%0%36.4%27.3%27.3%0%
Physical pain25%0%25%25%25%0%
Difficult bowel movement0%0%0%100%0%0%
Upset stomach0%0%50%0%0%50%
Abdominal pain0%0%0%0%100%0%

Conditions with similar symptoms to IBS

Parents also mention the behaviors, signs, and symptoms associated with IBS when they describe these conditions:

Discussion of IBS

What was your approach to IBS? What were the results?