Constipation is one of the symptoms often associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The key symptom of IBS is abdominal pain and/or discomfort. The pain or discomfort is associated with a change in the frequency or consistency of bowel habits. The altered bowel habit may be chronic or recurrent constipation or diarrhea. Some people have both constipation and diarrhea, just at different times. Bloating or distention in the abdomen is also common.
The main bowel habit can change over time. In addition, symptom occurrence can fluctuate over time. There can be periods when symptoms flare-up, as well as periods when they diminish or, disappear. Constipation means different things to different people – even doctors. Doctors usually define constipation as hard pellet-like stools. Individuals usually think of constipation as:
Difficulty or straining at stools
A feeling of being unable to completely empty during a bowel movement
The sensation of wanting to go but not being able to
Do you suffer from constipation with bloating or abdominal discomfort? Then you may be eligible to participate in this IBS-Constipation Clinical Trial in San Diego. How to Qualify for this Constipation Clinical Study: Each clinical study has its own set of criteria. If you satisfy these criteria, you might qualify for this study.
Here is a partial list of criteria:
Do you have <3 bowel movements per week without the use of laxatives?
Does your constipation cause significant abdominal/belly bloating, pain, or discomfort?
Do you feel like your bowel movements are incomplete?
Are you between the ages of 18 and 75?
Other criteria may apply