Ive been having some stomach issues. Most recent was diarrhea one day then next few days hard to go, bloating, and tenderness in the left lower abdomen area. I don't know if im constipated or having possibly IBS. TIA
Those sound like IBS symptoms. Here's information on it: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360016 Intermittent loose stool and constipation is a common pattern. Here's some ideas on how to make ibs constipation better: https://www.webmd.com/ibs/guide/treating-constipation#1 Diet changes are a great start. How's your fiber intake? Most of us do not get enough. My son has constipation and he will use a stool softener or laxative like once a week. It really helps him. Probiotics help. Knowing stress triggers and avoiding or at least managing them will help. Let me know how you are doing!
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