It is common for the symptoms of IBS to fluctuate over time - there are good times and bad times. 

IBS symptoms can vary greatly between individuals and they might vary over time. These include:

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain or discomfort might occur anywhere in the abdomen, though most commonly it is experienced in the mid or lower abdomen.

Bowel changes

This can be constipation, diarrhea or alternating between constipation and diarrhea - meaning erratic and unpredictable bowel habits.


Abdominal bloating where the abdomen feels full and distended, and abdominal distension where the abdomen is seen to be distended.


Excessive flatulence where passage of flatus/gas/wind is greater than usual.


Fatigue may also occur because of abdominal symptoms.

If you suspect you have IBS or regularly experience unacceptable gut symptoms please see your doctor or healthcare provider