An estimated 13 million adult Americans suffer from symptoms of IBS-C.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, but by no means is it rare.

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According to the Laxative Survey*, IBS-C sufferers experience symptoms for an average of ~2 years before seeking medical treatment.

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On average, people self-treat their IBS-C symptoms for 1.5 years before seeing a doctor.

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IBS-C sufferers try an average of 2.9 OTC laxatives before seeing a doctor.

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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.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if your symptoms are occasional or chronic.

Occasional

Occasional means that your symptoms are sudden or last a short time.

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CHRONIC

Chronic means your constipation symptoms are recurring for more than 3 months.

Oh My Gut! Symptoms for More Than 3 Months? It could be IBS-C.

It may be helpful to track your symptoms to help determine how long they have lasted.

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HERE ARE IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT IBS-C.

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:

  • Abdominal pain that occurs, on average, at least once a week, within the last 3 months
  • Abdominal pain lessens when you have a bowel movement
  • Noticeable changes in the frequency or appearance of your bowel movements
  • Hard or lumpy stool at least 25% of the time
  • Loose or watery stool less than 25% of the time
  • Straining when having a bowel movement
  • Bloating
  • Suffering from gas pain
  • Feeling like you have not completely emptied your bowels after a movement

Symptom onset at least 6 months prior to diagnosis

IBS-C can be treated

IBS-C is a real medical condition! If your symptoms have persisted for at least once a week for more than 3 months, it's time to have an open conversation with a doctor.

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