IBS is categorized into several groups: constipation-predominant, diarrhea-predominant, or mixed.
- Post-Infectious IBS
- Post-Diverticulitis IBS
IBS-cIBS-C or Constipation-predominant IBS is a form of IBS in which abdominal pain or bloating occurs in conjunction with constipation. Constipation happens when stools do not flow often enough (less than three times per week). Constipation is characterized by rough, difficult-to-pass stools or the sensation of an incomplete bowel movement.
Signs and symptoms of IBS-c such as:
- excessive gas
- a sensation of a rock or block in your stomach • infrequent bowel movements (three or less each week)
- harder or lumpier stools
- In the sense that the bowels are unable to move feces
IBS-dFrequent bowel movements and abdominal cramps are considered to be characteristic of IBS-d or “diarrhea-predominant” IBS.
Symptoms of IBS-d including:
- Loose Stool
- Abdominal Pain or Discomfort
- Frequent Bowel Movement
- Gassy Stomach
- The feeling of being unable to completely empty bowel
IBS-m or IBS-aIBS-M is IBS with Mixed Bowel Habits. It is IBS with alternating constipation and diarrhea.
If you have this form of IBS, your stools will be both hard and watery on days when you have an irregular bowel movement.
These symptoms may be caused by other illnesses such as celiac disease.
Symptoms of IBS-a/IBS-m including:
- Abdominal pain
- Gas and bloating
- A feeling of incomplete evacuation
- Mucus in the stool
Post Infectious: PI-IBSSymptoms of post-infectious PI-IBS appear after the patient has a GI infection. He may still have chronic inflammation, as well as problems with gut flora and intestinal permeability.
The most common sign of PI-IBS is diarrhea, possibly along with vomiting.
According to PubMed Central, 5% to 32% of people with these forms of bacterial infections would establish IBS. Around 50% can fully recover, but healing the underlying inflammation that triggers PI-IBS symptoms can take years.
Post DiverticulitisDiverticulitis is a medical emergency where life-threatening infection occurs in the lower part of the large intestines.
55 percent of diverticulitis patients may or will develop IBS.
Symptoms including nausea, fever, cramps, and constipation can be experienced.
Developed by the strong antibiotic treatment given to save the patient’s life. These antibiotics kill the bacterial flora of the person and leave a population of bacteria “antibiotics resistant” alive and thriving. These bacterial flora are harmful and can cause lots of damage. Such patients should consider fecal transplantation.
|The type of IBS is not that important. What’s important is to lower the IBS as much as we can.
The booklet “IBS Healing Journey” contains a roadmap to recovering from IBS. You can buy it here.