I have been suffering from alternate loose stool and constipation, with the feeling of incomplete evacuation of bowel with abdominal pain for the past five to six months. I feel it is IBS. Kindly guide.
Indeed, your symptoms seems to be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). However, further consultation with a gastroenterologist, running colonoscopy, and abdominal ultrasound are highly recommended to rule out organic problems first. Stool analysis, culture, and sensitivity testing are recommended to rule out candida overgrowth or other infectious diseases.
With regards to treatment strategy, until you get the tests reports, I can only suggest to,
Avoid foods and drinks that would aggravate your symptoms.
Take fiber supplement (prunes, psyllium) to ease bowel movements.
Go to the bathroom as soon as you feel the need to and do not delay.
Take Mefenamic acid or Spasmex (Dicyclomine, paracetamol) for the abdominal pain.
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