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?
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.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.