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Signs & Symptoms Gastroenterology

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Abnormal stool frequency, form and passage

Some patients with IBS experience alternating diarrhea and constipation. Mucus also may be present around or within the stool.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.