Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, but by no means is it rare.
According to the Laxative Survey*, IBS-C sufferers experience symptoms for an average of ~2 years before seeking medical treatment.
On average, people self-treat their IBS-C symptoms for 1.5 years before seeing a doctor.
IBS-C sufferers try an average of 2.9 OTC laxatives before seeing a doctor.
of IBS-C sufferers are FRUSTRATED by their symptoms. If your symptoms keep coming back, Oh My Gut! You’re not alone.
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*The Laxative Survey was commissioned by Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Allergan USA, Inc. in 2018. Online surveys were conducted by Lieberman Inc., a leading market research company, Jan. 9, 2018 through Jan. 22, 2018. In total, 1,111 IBS-C or CIC sufferers were interviewed, as well as 306 healthcare providers who treat these patients – 154 primary care physicians, 101 gastroenterologists, and 54 nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Occasional means that your symptoms are sudden or last a short time.
Chronic means your constipation symptoms are recurring for more than 3 months.
It may be helpful to track your symptoms to help determine how long they have lasted.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder defined as recurring abdominal pain that occurs along with constipation. IBS-C symptoms include:
†Symptom onset at least 6 months prior to diagnosis
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