Quiz: Do You Have IBS?

Charlotte experiencing stomach pain in the Sex and the City movie
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It's more common than you think!

Those stomach issues you've been experiencing may be more than you think. Take this quiz now to see if you might have Irritable Bowel Syndrome!

 Jul 27, 2018
1 of 10Choose Your Answer:
How long has your abdominal discomfort lasted?
A few days
A week or so
A few months
2 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Are your bowel movements regular?
Yes
No
I'm not sure
3 of 10Choose Your Answer:
If your bowel movements aren't regular, has their frequency changed drastically?
Yes
No
They're regular
4 of 10Choose Your Answer:
What does your stool look like?
Shapeless and loose
Like normal poop
Hard pebbles
5 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Is it often difficult for you to poop?
No
Yes
Sometimes
6 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Do you often suffer from excessive bloating?
No
It varies
Yes
7 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Do you find yourself often getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom?
No
Depends on the day
Yes
8 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Do you have excessive flatulence?
It varies
No
Yes
9 of 10Choose Your Answer:
After going to the bathroom, do you feel better?
Most of the time
Not always
Almost never
10 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Has there ever been blood in your stool?
Yes
I haven't noticed
No
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, can show itself in symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and gas and bloating. You may experience a combination of these symptoms or only one, but if they persist for over a month, you definitely have IBS.

Between 25 million to 45 million people experience IBS in the U.S. alone, so it's much more common that you'd think. Worldwide, an estimated 15% of the population has IBS, so it's nothing to be ashamed about. Instead of hiding it from the world, be sure to reach out to a doctor or licensed professional in the sphere to discover how to best manage your symptoms. There are a wide variety of treatments for IBS, but it varies from person to person.

Wondering if your stomach issues are something more? Take our quiz now to see if you might have IBS!