What Diarrhea Alternating with Constipation Really Means

Confused over what “diarrhea alternating with constipation” actually means? The commonly used phrase, diarrhea alternating with constipation, is sometimes seen in symptom lists for colon cancer and IBS, even ovarian cancer. And it’s ambiguous. I Read more...

Colon Cancer vs. IBS: Alternating Constipation & Diarrhea

Constipation alternating with diarrhea is a classic symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, but also can be caused by colon cancer. What if you find that lately, you’re experiencing this troubling symptom? “Alternating constipation with diarrhea Read more...

Colon Cancer Diarrhea vs. IBS Diarrhea: Is There a Difference?

A gastroenterologist discusses differences between colon cancer diarrhea and the diarrhea caused by IBS. Do they look the same? How are they different? You may have read that “constipation alternating with diarrhea” is a possible Read more...

Can IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Lead to Cancer or Polyps?

If you have IBS, you may be fearing eventual cancer, wondering if irritable bowel syndrome can lead to or increase cancer risk. However, fear no more. A report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology (2010) has reassuring Read more...

Ovarian Cancer vs. IBS Symptoms Explained by Doctor

Here’s what a cancer-gyn doctor says about ovarian cancer vs. IBS symptoms. There are many articles or forum postings online with titles like “ovarian cancer vs. IBS” or “Is it IBS or ovarian cancer.” I Read more...

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