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  1. Discussion

    1. Welcome!

      This is the place to start with introductions for new members. Tell us how you found this community.

    2. General Discussion

      Use this forum to discuss all aspects of IBS. This forum will help you find answers to commonly asked questions about IBS.

    3. Diarrhea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D)

      Diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a subtype of IBS in which a person experiences frequent episodes of diarrhea with accompanying abdominal pain.

    4. Constipation predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-C) and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC)

      Constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) is a subtype of IBS in which a person experiences chronic constipation accompanied by recurrent abdominal pain. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (also known as functional constipation) share many of the same symptoms as IBS-C.

    5. Diet and FODMAP Diet

      Modifying your diet and limiting dietary FODMAPs have become effective treatments in susceptible people, for treating their symptoms of IBS.

    6. Medications, Medical Foods and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)

      Medication treatments focus on the primary symptom which causes a patient to seek help from a doctor, ie: diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C) and/or abdominal pain. Medical foods are foods which are formulated to be consumed or administered under the supervision of a physician. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is a new treatment that has been shown to be over 90% effective for treating C. difficile infection in patients who had previously failed to recover with antibiotic therapy. There has been some limited positive results with FMT and IBS.

    7. IBS Patient Diaries

      Share your personal diary about how you were diagnosed and how you are coping with IBS.

    8. IBS News and Clinical Research Trials and Results

      Posting of IBS-related news, clinical research trials and results. To avoid violation of copyright laws please only post a link to a news article unless you own the copyright item which you are reporting.

      Clinical research trials are designed to test the effect of a medication or treatment in a group of volunteers, measure a drug's ability to treat the medical condition, monitor the drug's safety, and possible side effects. Trained doctors, nurses and researchers conduct clinical research studies called clinical trials. Find a Clinical Trial.

    9. IBS Reporter Newsfeed

      Topics are automatically created in this forum from a mix of newsfeeds. Please be aware that we have no control over the quality or factual representation of these postings. Some may be informational, whereas some may be wholly inaccurate. You may rate topics in this forum. 

      Always research all options and discuss them with your physician before following any specific directive provided in these articles. 

      Current feeds are: Google, Medical News Today, Pubmed
    10. Announcements

      Announcements, website changes and updates.

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