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Diarrhea and Constipation at same time?
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Diarrhea and Constipation at same time?

I was diagnosed with IBS about 6 years ago and am still have problems every now and again. But the last three months or so I have had a weird bowel movement where I will have really hard constipated stools come out first and then following that I will have runny diarrhea. I was just wondering what is wrong with me and if this could be related to my IBS?
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Hi there!

This is likely to be related to the IBS, though other possibilities may need to be considered as well. If the issues occur occasionally, you could try OTC laxatives/ glycerine suppositories for the constipation and anti-diarrhoeal medications for the loose stools as symptomatic management. If the symptoms are more than mild-moderate or occur frequently, it is best advised to seek a review with your treating gastroenterologist for suggestion of an appropriate management plan.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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