My doctor thinks I have an “irritable bowel.” What does that mean?

If you have constipation (frequently associated with abdominal discomfort and/or bloating), diarrhea, or alternating symptoms (constipation at times, diarrhea at others) you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a real medical condition, but it is not life-threatening and will not lead to other serious diseases. Your intestines may work differently, moving more slowly (or quickly) than average. The specialists at Gastroenterology Specialists are board certified experts in the treatment of IBS and are best suited to deal with it. Please call our office for more information.