10) Urinary Symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can generate a variety of bladder and urinary symptoms, especially in female patients. IBS patients frequently experience an increased frequency of urination and an inability to fully empty the bladder. Additionally, there is a risk to develop coexisting urinary disorders such as interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition characterized by painful bladder pressure and pelvic pain, which can vary from mild to severe. Urinary symptoms of IBS are extremely impactful because the pain and frequent urination can hinder the patient’s ability to participate in social and work-related activities.