Constipation, Diarrhea, Stomach pain: 10 Possible Causes
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What causes constipation, diarrhea and stomach pain? 10 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine and causes many uncomfortable symptoms, such as bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and pain.

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2

PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

PMS symptoms start five to 11 days before menstruation and typically go away once menstruation begins. The cause of PMS is unknown.

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3

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized b...

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4

Diverticulitis

Diverticula are bulging sacs that can appear in the lining of your large intestine. Diverticulitis occurs when these sacs get acutely infected or inflamed.

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5

Appendicitis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix.

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6

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.

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7

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease systems, diagnosis, and treatment.

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8

Intestinal Obstruction

If your small or large intestine becomes blocked, fluid and digested food cannot move through. This can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and burping.

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9

Encopresis

Encopresis is when a child over the age of 4 has a bowel movement and soils their pants. They can't control this. It may have physical and psychological causes.

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10

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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