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Difference between IBS classifications?


Charmaine Beutel

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What is the difference between IBS classifications? I see some people say they have different ones with letters after them, what does that mean? am very new at this so just learning, thanks

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Jeffrey Roberts

IBS-D = IBS with diarrhea

IBS-C = IBS with constipation

IBS-M or IBS-A = IBS with mixed diarrhea and constipation or alternating IBS (diarrhea and constipation)

IBS-PI = Post-infectious IBS; generally after food poisoning or severe gastroenteritis

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