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Has anyone else had accidents at work and if so how did you handle it ?

Hello IBS community,

It's been quite a flare up for me. My IBS had been going well for a while, up until I did a laparoscopy procedure, and got diagnosed with endometriosis. I decided to place an IUD in but ever since Post-Op I have had such bad IBS-D, and it's gotten to the point of not making it to the bathroom. I have been bringing extra clothes with me and being able to change. I just am at a loss, has anyone had a similar situation or dealing with something like this? I am on medication prescribed by my GI doctor to help manage this IBS flare up but I feel like it's not even managing it well.

  1. Hi , I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. First of all, since you mention that these symptoms appeared after getting your IUD, could you be having a bad reaction to the IUD that causes them? If that was the case, it would make sense that the medication isn't helping much. Obviously, I'm not a doctor, but this is something I'd personally explore.
    I just googled "IUD" and "diarrhea" and it seems that you're not the only one with that kind of reaction.

    As for the accidents, I've heard from others that wearing some kind of protection helps so you don't have to change clothes when they happen. We had a discussion about some options here:, and some people also find that wearing period pads works. Maybe period underwear could also be an option? But I'm not sure. Hopefully, other community members will chime in soon to help you out.
    Wishing you quick relief from this flare, Karina (team member)

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