I sometimes (like twice in a month) have alternating diarrhea and constipation. For one day, I have liquid bowel movements 4-5 times in a day. I would generally take a small dose of anti-diarrhea medicine in that case. Then I have no bowel movement in the following 2 days. Everything comes back to normal after that. 3 or 4 weeks later, this alternating diarrhea/constipation may reappear again. Is that a sign of bowel obstruction?
(1) I never throw up/vomit.
(2) I very rarely experience cramps and several admoninal pains. Most are mild abdominal pain, which is releieved by passing gas.
(3) I sometimes can hear the noise (loud) in my stomach.
This alternating diarrhea/constipation is a sign of obstruction or IBS related? Do you experience something similiar?
Diagnosed with CD in 1994;
Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.