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. Alternating [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. The symptoms of IBS are nearly identical to the symptoms of colon cancer. [...]