Yes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome can cause diarrhea. If you have IBS with diarrhea, you have belly pain and other IBS symptoms plus frequent bowel movements. Your stool might be loose sometimes, though not always. You also might have sudden urges to use the bathroom.
Researchers still don't know what causes IBS with diarrhea. We do know that women are more likely to have it than men, and it’s more common in adults under 50. With IBS, your colon is more sensitive than normal. Stress, bacteria, and even certain foods can make you stay on the toilet.
To make things better for you, you may need to drink a lot of water first. Diarrhea can easily make you dehydrated. You can also relax and not let your mood and stress take the better of you. Exercise is also a good option. If these measures don't work, you can consult your doctor for some OTCs.
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