Do you have ongoing gut problems—abdominal cramps with bouts of diarrhea or constipation—without a known cause? You could have irritable bowel syndrome.

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Why IBS Is More Common in Women—and How to Soothe Your Symptoms

Nobody likes to talk about bathroom troubles—but ignoring irritable bowel syndrome can make the symptoms so much worse. Experts share what you need to know about the common digestive disorder.

It Took Doctors Years to Diagnose Me With IBS—And I Finally Feel Better

She tried laxatives, probiotics, and all kinds of out-there remedies. But nothing eased this 22-year-old student's chronic constipation and bloating until she decided to take charge of her health and seek answers.

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A new review suggests that herbal and alternative medicine—from peppermint oil to probiotics—can help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Get Inspired: Woman With Crohn's Shares Bikini Photo With Colostomy Bags

Tired of letting her condition control her life, this 23-year-old exposed her colostomy bags at the beach.