Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Clinical Trials

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms—including pain or discomfort in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movement patterns—that occur together.

 

Doctors often classify Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS into one of four types based on your usual stool consistency that can range from constipation to diarrhea or a mixture of both. It is important to determine the type of IBS in order to select the best type of treatment for that are most likely to improve your symptoms.

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS and want to try a new, innovative Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS treatment, you may be interested in learning about an Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS clinical trial. Select from one of the locations near you to find out if an Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS clinical trial is enrolling in your area. Use the appointment form to schedule a free appointment to meet with one of our professionals who will help to determine if an Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS clinical trial is a good option for you.

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More About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The four types of IBS are

  • IBS with constipation, or IBS-C
    • Hard or lumpy stools at least 25 percent of the time
    • Loose or watery stools less than 25 percent of the time
  • IBS with diarrhea, or IBS-D
    • Loose or watery stools at least 25 percent of the time
    • Hard or lumpy stools less than 25 percent of the time
  • Mixed IBS, or IBS-M
    • Hard or lumpy stools at least 25 percent of the time
    • Loose or watery stools at least 25 percent of the time
  • Unsubtyped IBS, or IBS-U
    • Hard or lumpy stools less than 25 percent of the time
    • Loose or watery stools less than 25 percent of the time

Signs & Symptoms

People with IBS may have diarrhea, constipation or both. Some people with IBS have only diarrhea or only constipation. Some people have symptoms of both or have diarrhea sometimes and constipation other times. People often have symptoms soon after eating a meal. Other signs and symptoms include:

  • Bloating
  • The feeling that you haven’t finished a bowel movement
  • Whitish mucus in your stool
  • Your pain or discomfort improves after a bowel movement.
  • You notice a change in how often you have a bowel movement.
  • You notice a change in the way your stools look.
  • You’ve had symptoms at least three times a month for the past 3 months.
  • Your symptoms first started at least 6 months ago.