Many people think that their constipation is simply chronic functional constipation, but what they are unaware of is that abdominal pain and discomfort can be a sign of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation. Chronic functional constipation presents itself with the symptoms like hard pellet-like and infrequent stools, the feeling of being unable to completely empty during bowel movements and the sensation of wanting to go but not being able to. IBS and functional constipation have many symptoms that overlap each other but if these symptom are associated with gassy pain or discomfort, then you may be suffering from Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

The classic symptoms of IBS-C are:

  • • Abdominal Pain
  • • Straining
  • • Infrequent Stools
  • • Unable to Completely Empty
  • • Bloating and/or Gas
  • • Nausea

If these symptoms sound similar to something you are struggling with, you may have undiagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation. Boston Clinical Trials is proud to offer a new study specifically focusing on IBS-C. For more information about IBS-C specific symptoms or to learn more about this study please call us at (617) 477-4868 or visit us online.