I don’t have diarrhea at all! Can I still have IBS??

Title says it all. People, you have no idea how much I’m suffering. I hope you guys can help me. Symptoms I have are, excessive bowel gases, constipation but the stool is soft and small flat in size, heat burn and frequent throat clearing until my bowel movements come out. My doctor recommended me Endoscopy and colonoscopy to exclude everything and diagnose me with IBS. But I don’t have diarrhea at all. Please tell me if I can have ibs or not without diarrhea. BTW, these gases stuck in my anus never let me sleep and I haven’t slept for days properly for the last 5 months.

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  • Chris Hall moderator
    1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing your story, MrChase24. I’m sorry to hear about how much you’ve been suffering. Those are really tough symptoms and it doesn’t help that you’re not sleeping well. We actually have a great article that addresses this question here: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/clinical/can-you-have-ibs-without-diarrhea-or-constipation/. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you whether or not you have IBS. We would suggest going with your doctor’s recommendations. Please keep us updated! Take care. – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team Member

  • tannersnan
    10 months ago

    I definitely know you can have IBS with constipation. My doctor recommends fiber, excersise and lots of water and of course good eating habits

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